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An Update on Anera’s Staff in Gaza

Jan 12, 2024

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As Anera’s country director in Palestine, I would like to share an update on our staff’s welfare in Gaza. Our colleagues have faced unprecedented challenges over the last three months. When I report on our staff, I always say that they’re all accounted for. They’re all safe and physically unharmed. But they are far from…

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Navigating Challenges to Deliver Humanitarian Relief in Wartime Gaza

by Anera

Dec 14, 2023

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The ongoing war in Gaza presents formidable challenges for organizations like Anera striving to deliver humanitarian aid. The relentless pace of violence and overwhelming scale of destruction and need have created conditions that are testing the capacity and ability of the international community. Each day of the war calls for urgent response. Anera, like the…

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GivingTuesday Gratitude

by Anera

Nov 29, 2023

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Thanks to the Anera community, we surpassed our GivingTuesday goal! While GivingTuesday is an important fundraising day for many, this year it was especially meaningful to Anera as the day coincided with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. In total, the Anera community came together and raised over $300,000 yesterday. That’s $300,000…

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Local Power, Global Impact: Inside Anera’s Swift Response in Gaza

Nov 15, 2023

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The continuing war in Gaza that started on October 7, and its resulting humanitarian catastrophe, has escalated faster and more intensely than anyone could have anticipated. Anera’s staff had to spring into quick action and I am so very proud of what we have been able to do, despite the overwhelming challenges. First and foremost,…

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Building Healthy Communities

by Anera

Aug 3, 2023

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Anera is dedicated to building healthy communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Thanks to worldwide donations and supporters, we can rebuild and improve conditions in healthcare facilities that need assistance. From delivering necessary supplies to training professionals, Anera helps communities develop better healthcare. Learn more about our projects in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Increasing Equipment…

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Thank you for serving hope this Ramadan!

Apr 21, 2023

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Thank you to everyone who gave generously. Here’s a quick look at the impact of your contributions this Ramadan. I am beyond grateful for you and the Anera community. This year, our Ramadan food assistance program provided hot meals, food vouchers and food parcels to over 10,000 families across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. And for…

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The Unique Health Challenges Women Face in Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan

Mar 6, 2023

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Maternal, breast and reproductive health are just some of the top priorities to ensure women live a quality life. Yet, marginalized communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan have trouble accessing the quality care they need. Women’s health can easily fall by the wayside when medications and clinics are expensive or inaccessible, which can lead to…

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Faith-based Charitable Giving to the Middle East

by Anera

Feb 20, 2023

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Many religious faiths around the world emphasize the value of charitable giving. Charity has been a central pillar of many religions for thousands of years, encouraging followers to give to those in need whenever possible. While the reasoning and origin may vary between religions, similarities for the basis of charitable giving can be seen across…

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Responding to the Earthquake

by Anera

Feb 7, 2023

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In the wake of a major disaster, many of us feel immediately compelled to help in any way we can. And we absolutely should support the earthquake response efforts in Syria, Turkey and neighboring countries. However, we also know from past experiences that the outpouring of humanitarian response to major calamities can sometimes outstrip both…

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Anera: A Locally-Rooted International NGO

by Anera

Feb 6, 2023

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Though Anera was founded in the United States in 1968, it has always been firmly grounded in the Middle East. So, while Anera is technically an international nonprofit, it feels like a local community-based organization on the ground in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Here’s why… Staff is local All of Anera’s staff in Palestine, Lebanon…

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