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The Plight of Palestinian Refugees Was Imprinted on My Mind

by Anera

Jul 5, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   By Ann Kerr Seeing the world has been my lifelong passion. I started travelling when…

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Anera Then and Now

by Anera

Jul 3, 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 Like the neighborhood around it in the town…

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Remembering Palestinian Refugees on World Refugee Day 2018

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Jun 19, 2018

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Memories are a refugee’s treasure – memories of the sights and sounds of the homes they were forced to flee months, years, decades ago. The perfume of flowers from the garden or the aroma of spices in the market evoke fond memories of a happier life abandoned as families escaped war and destruction with little…

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50 Photos for 50 Years

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Jun 18, 2018

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Anera is delving into our photo archives and featuring one emblematic photo for each year of our existence. The series will cover one decade at a time, starting in April and finishing in August, when the organization first opened its doors 50 years ago. #anera50for50 The Third Decade: 1988-1997 Anera increased its support for building capacity at…

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Gaza Emergency

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Jun 13, 2018

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Once again, the crisis in the Gaza Strip is generating headlines around the world. Recent protests at the Gaza-Israeli border left thousands of Palestinians in need of medical aid. These Gaza protests, called ‘The Great March of Return,’ were focused on the right of return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to family lands or…

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Gaza Block Parties Bring Minnesotans Together to Help Palestinians

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Jun 7, 2018

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Throughout 2018, our blog, will publish the words of Anera supporters, who have amazing and inspirational stories of why they are passionate about helping in Palestine and Lebanon and how they came to be part of our wonderful community.   by Karmel Sabri I am a Minnesota native but my family comes from Qalqiliya in…

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Ramadan 2018

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Jun 6, 2018

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Every year on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar cycle, there’s a subtle stirring of anticipation as millions of Muslims around the world prepare to fast, feast and celebrate their beliefs during the holiest month on the Muslim calendar. It’s observed in more than 50 Muslim-majority countries and numerous other nations across the globe….

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Gaza Strawberry Farmer

by Anera

May 23, 2018

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Meet Akram, a Palestinian farmer in Beit Lahia, Gaza. He and his five brothers make a living from their 3.7 acres of strawberry crops. Anera rehabilitated the road leading to his property and they can more easily get their product to market. They also have a lot of visitors to the farm, who enjoy sitting…

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5 Things Anera is Doing to Help Gaza

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May 23, 2018

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Once again, the world is looking at tiny Gaza as it copes with more bloodshed and anguish. For Anera’s community of supporters, the news is a call to action to do something for the Palestinians of Gaza who are caught up in a situation that is hard for most people to fathom. With generous donor…

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5 Ways Anera Helps Protect the Environment

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Apr 23, 2018

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Did you know that one of Anera’s priorities is protecting the environment? We incorporate green practices into a variety of projects, from building with recycled materials to irrigating with treated water. Here are five ways, thanks to our community of supporters, we are helping to address pollution, climate change and limited resources in Palestine (Gaza/West…

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