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Distributing Blankets, Hygiene Kits, and Food Parcels to 200+ Families in Beirut, Lebanon

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Jan 22, 2021

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Anera’s Beirut, Lebanon staff and youth volunteers recently distributed blankets, personal hygiene kits, and food parcels to 200+ families in the Beirut area.

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January 20: Inauguration Day

by Anera

Jan 19, 2021

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The United States is swearing in a new president in a ritual that happens every four years on January 20. As a non-partisan organization, Anera cannot make statements about the politicians or politics involved. But the day does bring to mind other kinds of inaugurations: the opening of infrastructure projects we have delivered in Palestine…

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2020 in Review

by Anera

Dec 30, 2020

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It’s been a tough year for everyone, but our Anera community has really stepped up to make difference for refugees and other vulnerable communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. These are some highlights from our work over the past year.

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

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Dec 29, 2020

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We will update this log regularly to provide an ongoing report back to donors on the ways Anera is responding during this COVID-19 crisis. We will also be providing occasional updates about conditions on the ground and our staff. Please visit and share this page often! We are also creating Arabic-language COVID-19 health materials addressing…

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Thank You for Supporting Anera in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan in 2020

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Dec 23, 2020

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What a year 2020 has been! Despite all the challenges and pitfalls this year, our donors and supporters went above and beyond in supporting refugees and vulnerable communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.

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Reporting From Arsal, Lebanon

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Dec 23, 2020

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Diana Abou Hamia, an Anera community engagement officer, reports from Arsal at the Syrian Passage Camp in Lebanon, where we are conducting hygiene awareness sessions for women.

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Palestinian Food Recipes From the Anera Community

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Dec 21, 2020

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). – Mahmoud Darwish As we approach the month of Ramadan — a time when families gather together to break the fast — we are sharing here some of the delicious recipes that have come our way over the years. Recipes passed…

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Providing Vital Equipment to Zouk Mikael, Lebanon’s Volunteer First Responders

by Anera

Dec 15, 2020

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Zouk Mikael, Lebanon’s volunteer first responders now have the tools they need thanks to Anera and a recent donation from Direct Relief.

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Canning Veggies as Humanitarian Relief

by Anera

Dec 11, 2020

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This film features students in Anera’s vocational education classes on cooking. They are canning and prepping veggies for vulnerable families in Lebanon.

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Beirut Explosion: Responding in the Aftermath

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Dec 10, 2020

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A cataclysmic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed 180 people and injured another 6,000. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. Emergency rooms are over capacity with badly injured people, and medical supplies are quickly being depleted with no restock available. A large swath of the city has been destroyed…

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