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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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7 Years On: Remembering Syrian Refugees

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Mar 15, 2018

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After seven years of war in Syria, more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees live in informal tented settlements, abandoned buildings, or cramped spaces in decades-old Palestinian camps within Lebanon. Among them are the “twice refugeed”—displaced Palestinian refugees from Syria. They join the half-million Palestinian refugees already living in formal camps in Lebanon. Syrians living in…

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When women are empowered, everyone benefits.

by Anera

Mar 8, 2018

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“No society can be just, and no human or economic development even-spread and sustainable if women, who represent half of the population, are left behind, if their needs and aspirations are not addressed.” – Dr. Lamis Abu-Nahleh, founder of the Bir Zeit University Women’s Studies Program   Women and girls are a powerful force in…

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Update on Anera Projects in Gaza

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Feb 12, 2018

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Anera is actively carrying out many important relief and development projects in Gaza. Below are just a few recent accomplishments. Infrastructure Road Rehabilitation in Beit Lahia Lack of proper infrastructure and sudden damage to irrigation pipes or water wells are just some of the daily challenges for farmers in Beit Lahia, Gaza. “During winter, this…

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Palestinian Women Increase Incomes Through Gaza Cooperative

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Feb 5, 2018

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The Society of Rural Women Development, a women’s cooperative in Gaza, makes Palestinian foods like maftoul, kaek and pastries. 160 women were able to increase their income by 55%. Video: Palestinian Women Increase Incomes Through Gaza Cooperative

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Five for Fifty

by Anera

Jan 24, 2018

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Anera Commemorates our 50th Anniversary with Five Different Series In 1968, Anera started its work delivering humanitarian relief to refugees from the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. Thousands of Palestinians were left homeless and impoverished and a small group of concerned Americans began working to provide immediate assistance to those in need. 50 years later, Anera…

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Scavenging and Recycling in Lebanon: Ayman Provides for His Family

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Jan 10, 2018

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Ayman is a scavenger in the Palestinian camp of Nahr El Bared in Lebanon. Twice a day he goes out and collects trash from people around his community and takes it to be recycled. His work not only keeps his neighborhood clean, but it provides him and his family a living and education for his…

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Top 17 Stories of 2017

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Dec 14, 2017

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As we approach the new year, let’s take a look back at some of the top stories and blogs from 2017. These stories were chosen by you, our supporters, because of their popularity on social media. 17. Gaza Women Find Opportunity in Co-Op “Easy come, easy go,” says 21-year-old Shorouq. “But in Gaza, nothing comes…

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Nagham Returns to School for the First Time Since Fleeing Syria

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Dec 1, 2017

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Nagham lives with her family in a tent camp in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Her family used to live in a nice home in Syria, where they lived a happy life under a proper roof. But since they fled the war as refugees and settled in Lebanon, Nagham has had to put her education…

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