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Gaza and West Bank Response Log

by Anera

May 30, 2024

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In this log, Anera will provide updates on unfolding war in Palestine and our response. Please stay tuned here for the latest information. To subscribe for weekly updates via SMS on our response in Gaza, text GAZA to 1-866-549-0055. May 30, 2024 Today, our community kitchens collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 hot meals: We also…

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On The Ground Report | Addressing Period Poverty: Challenges and Solutions in Lebanon, Gaza and Beyond

by Anera

May 28, 2024

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This report examines the severe impact of period poverty on women and girls in Lebanon and Gaza. In Lebanon, menstrual product prices have surged by 500% since 2019, forcing many women to use unsanitary alternatives, worsening health risks and social stigma. In Gaza, ongoing conflict has intensified the crisis, leaving many women without access to basic menstrual hygiene products and facilities, leading to severe physical and mental health issues.

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Joint Statement: NGOs demand UN Security Council enforce ICJ orders on Israel’s actions in Rafah

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May 27, 2024

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The undersigned NGOs urgently call on all permanent and elected members of the UN Security Council to enforce the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) orders regarding Israel’s actions in Rafah, Gaza. Immediate action is required to uphold international law and ensure the Government of Israel meets its obligations as mandated by the ICJ. The ICJ…

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Anera is Training Special Educators for Children in Lebanon

by Anera

May 22, 2024

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As part of our vocational education program in Lebanon, Anera trains young people as special education assistants to work in classrooms across the country.

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World leaders fail to act as Israeli invasion of Rafah worsens humanitarian catastrophe

by Anera

May 15, 2024

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A joint statement issued by international non-governmental organizations. Despite repeated calls on Israel from heads of state, UN officials and humanitarian NGOs to refrain from expanding its ground offensive to Rafah, Israeli troops entered the governorate on May 7. Over 1.5 million people, including 600,000 children, are at serious risk; more than 450,000 Palestinians have…

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Roots in Palestine: Dedicated to Palestinian Refugees Since 1968

by Anera

May 15, 2024

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For Palestinians around the world, May 15th marks the “Nakba” (literally “disaster” or “catastrophe” in Arabic) which commemorates the 1948 Palestinian exodus during the establishment of the State of Israel. Nakba Day 2022 For Palestinians around the world, May 15th marks the “Nakba” (literally “disaster” or “catastrophe” in Arabic) which commemorates the 1948 Palestinian exodus…

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Empowering Lebanon’s Youth: Making a Difference through Volunteerism

by Anera

May 14, 2024

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Recognizing the transformative impact of youth engagement, Anera hosts events across Lebanon to recruit volunteers for community projects and promote grassroots organizing as part of our Nahno Volunteers project.

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New Evacuation Orders in Northern Gaza Deepens Misery

by Anera

May 11, 2024

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A Report from Anera’s Team in Gaza Our Gaza staff are reporting the alarming news of new and unexpected evacuation orders, issued by the Israeli military, for all of the North Gaza Governorate. Our team lead in Gaza tells us: “Today marked another devastating day here. The people of Gaza are in a fight for…

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Providing a Safe Space for Youth in Lebanon

by Anera

May 8, 2024

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The Makani Project serves as a safe and inclusive space catering to individuals of all ages. It offers essential services such as capacity and skill-building initiatives, child protection and education support, and health awareness programs. Specifically designed to foster the holistic development of children, the project prioritizes their physical, social, and emotional well-being.

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A Threatened Invasion of Rafah Will Be a Catastrophe for Civilians

by Anera

May 6, 2024

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Today, Israel issued evacuation orders in the form of airdropped leaflets, text messages and phone calls to the large civilian population now sheltering in Rafah, directing people in the eastern neighborhoods of Rafah to flee to Mawasi, a southern coastal area devoid of infrastructure for basic services. Most families sheltering in Rafah have already been…

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