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A Time for Community

by Anera

Apr 15, 2021

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For a second year, Muslims around the world are now celebrating the holy month of Ramadan under the unusual restrictions created by the pandemic. This is a month when the observant fast from dawn to dusk, as a reminder that the material world is temporary and to focus on the spiritual. The usual gatherings in…

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Up on the Roof with Rania in Gaza — Rooftop Greenhouse Gardens

by Anera

Apr 8, 2021

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Check out what’s happening on Gaza rooftops! Anera donors are funding some creative new ways of gardening with very little water, which is so very precious in Gaza. Come with us on a visit to a beautiful oasis on a roof in Beit Lahia.⁣

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Palestine Children’s Day

by Anera

Apr 5, 2021

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Palestine Children’s Day is observed on April 5th of every year. In 1995, Yasser Arafat started the commemorative day as a way of shedding light on the injustices and struggles that Palestinian children confront under occupation. Palestinian children have trouble accessing education, proper nutrition and health care, opportunities for jobs, and dreams for a brighter…

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Palestinian Culture

by Anera

Mar 22, 2021

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Palestinians enjoy a rich cultural heritage. The Palestinian people have lived through enormous upheaval over the course of the last century. Many Palestinians have been dispersed and displaced from their family homes, villages and cities, making Palestinian culture and traditions even more important for holding this community together. Whether in ancestral towns or in refugee…

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Ramadan 2021

by Anera

Mar 21, 2021

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Each year, during the month of Ramadan, Anera delivers food packages to those in need in Gaza and Lebanon. Over the years, members of the Anera community have written about the meaning Ramadan holds for them and the importance of solidarity. In the U.S., Anera is hosting several Ramadan events this year. Join Anera virtually…

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Clean Water for Ein El Hilweh Palestinian Refugee Camp

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

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These young people improved their community’s water situation by installing a new public water fountain in Ein El Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp — located in southern Lebanon. Funded by UNICEF.

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My Mother is the First Leader I Met

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

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Celebrating women on the front lines on Mother’s Day in the Arab world Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. Acknowledging the vital place of women in society is more important than ever this year. Women are the backbone of society — they are caregivers, educators, peacemakers and front-line workers…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 17, 2021

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Every year on March 22, people around the globe celebrate World Water Day. World Water Day in the Time of COVID-19 It’s been one year since people started isolating at home to fight off the pandemic. Hospitals filled up with new patients and communities that were vulnerable to begin with suffered more than ever. In…

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Refugees Endure: Marking 10 Years of Conflict in Syria

by Anera

Mar 15, 2021

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A Grim Milestone March 15, 2021 marks 10 years since the beginning of hostilities in Syria. The fighting has destroyed ancient cities, killed hundreds of thousands, displaced about two-thirds of the country’s population, and created extreme hardship for those left behind and for those who fled. Six million Syrians have sought refuge abroad, many in…

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Promoting Menstrual Hygiene & Health in Arsal, Lebanon’s Syrian Refugee Camp

by Anera

Mar 12, 2021

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In the remote Syrian refugee camp located in Arsal, Lebanon, Anera has begun promoting menstrual hygiene and health through our UNHCR-funded waste and recycling program.

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