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World Humanitarian Day 2018

by Anera

Aug 10, 2018

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Sunday, August 19, commemorates the ninth annual World Humanitarian Day, a global observance of the violence, challenges, changes and hazards millions of civilians and volunteers in conflict-ridden countries face every day with bravery, resilience, selflessness and sacrifice. Unfortunately, in many cities and countries around the world, refugees and civilians fight for their lives, struggle to find shelter,…

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Anera & Americares: 25 Years of Partnership in Medical Aid

by Anera

Jul 20, 2018

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Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. “Together we…

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No More Studying in Rented Storage Rooms

by Anera

Jul 20, 2018

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The original Hatta Basic Co-Educational School suffered from a shortage of classrooms and overcrowding, with about 40 students in each class. The local village council was forced to rent two additional classrooms outside the school premises to accommodate a growing number of students. These rooms were not fit for the purpose of teaching, lacking proper…

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Remembering Palestinian Refugees on World Refugee Day 2018

by Anera

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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Gaza Emergency

by Anera

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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Anera’s Story

by Anera

Jun 11, 2018

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In commemoration of 50 years of impactful programs with Palestinian refugees and vulnerable communities across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza, Anera has a new logo and brand story. But we have the same mission! 

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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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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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