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International Women’s Day 2019: Women Who Inspire Us

by Anera

Mar 22, 2019

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In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on March 8th, we are highlighting a woman every Friday from either Palestine or Lebanon who is a leader in her community, changing social norms or making the world a better place.  Layla Professional driver at Anera Lebanon “I love driving. Every time I sit…

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World Water Day 2019

by Anera

Mar 21, 2019

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No one should be left behind when it comes to access to fresh water. In keeping with the UN’s theme for World Water Day on March 22nd, “Water for All,” Anera is highlighting the dire water situation in Gaza where most water is non-potable and poor sanitation pervades communities without sewage networks as well as what…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Anera

by Anera

Feb 14, 2019

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Will you be our Valentine? Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us by revisiting how our programs and the communities where we work play a role in supporting healthy hearts! 6. Healthy Food Olives and olive oil are flavorful additions to a heart healthy diet. Olives are the fruit of an ancient symbol of Palestine: rooted to…

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Promoting Environmentalism & Hygiene in Lebanon

by Anera

Feb 11, 2019

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Meet Hatem, a 12-year-old Palestinian living in Burj Shemali camp in south Lebanon, while he gives you a tour of his school and shows you how Anera is working to promote environmentalism and hygiene in Lebanon by conducting a series of awareness sessions at UNRWA schools. These sessions are held to change attitudes and behaviors…

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Emergency Storm Response in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

by Anera

Feb 6, 2019

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In Lebanon, 70,000 refugees are at risk during extreme weather events. Of that number, over half are children, some 40,000. Last month, Lebanon was battered by two heavy storms. The impact on Syrian refugees living in tent camps was particularly acute. The first storm, Norma, struck on January 6 with heavy rain, high winds and…

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TAKREEM 2018 International Contribution to Arab Society Award Video

by Anera

Dec 27, 2018

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Congratulations to all Anera’s staff, board, and supporters on winning the Takreem 2018 International Contribution to Arab Society Award! More information about the award is available in our press release.

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Anera’s Top 10 Success Stories of 2018

by Anera

Dec 26, 2018

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This list highlights our most popular stories and blog posts from 2018. We hope you enjoy! 10. Three Generations of Support: Our Family & Anera Reflecting on the genesis of Anera and her family’s support for the organization since the beginning, Betty Sams wrote in a guest blog post, “In August of 1967, 50 people from all…

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Holiday Message from Anera (2018)

by Anera

Dec 21, 2018

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Wishing everyone a safe, peaceful and happy holidays from everyone at Anera! Your support in 2018 allowed us to help refugees and vulnerable communities across Palestine and Lebanon. See what we plan to do in 2019 and how you can help. 

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Anera Then and Now

by Anera

Dec 4, 2018

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This page will revisit some of the thousands of projects and people who Anera has worked with over the years to see where they are now — from universities that got their start with Anera’s help to teachers who changed their classroom with new skills they gained. #anerathenandnow “Years ago I visited a community in Nassariya,…

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The Cornerstone of Palestinian Society: Family

by Anera

Nov 28, 2018

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Families have always been the cornerstone of Palestinian society, and serve as the first place where children can learn respect, self-esteem, responsibility, community and most importantly love. These values, when amplified in society at-large, shape a nation. That is why Anera strives to deliver projects and programs that directly benefit Palestinian families in the West…

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