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Roots in Palestine: Dedicated to Palestinian Refugees Since 1948

by Anera

May 15, 2022

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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. The resulting humanitarian crisis has affected geo-politics, individual states, the environment and human development in the Middle East and beyond for 71 years. It was…

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Anera Mourns the Death of Rabbi Everett Gendler

by Anera

Apr 4, 2022

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We mourn the loss of one of our cherished members of the Anera community: Rabbi Everett Gendler. Rabbi Gendler died on April 1, 2022 at the age of 93 in Massachusetts, where he lived with his wife, Mary. The rabbi’s life was an inspiration to all those who followed and knew him. Long active in…

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Reducing Rates of Early Marriage in Lebanon

by Anera

Jan 14, 2022

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Anera staffer Sarah Hachem reports on Anera’s Sama Project from Akkar, Lebanon. Early marriage is a problem for vulnerable families in Lebanon’s most impoverished governorate. Anera is currently selecting nearly 500 girls, aged 13 to 16, to participate. Their families will receive monthly stipends to pay for their daughters’ continued schooling and offset day-to-day expenses….

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Thank You for Your Support in 2021

Jan 7, 2022

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You, our amazing Anera community of supporters, stepped up once again and made a commitment to help hope find a way in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. You and 663 other donors helped surpass our end-of-year fundraising match goal to bring in over $250,000! I can’t tell you enough how grateful we are for your generosity this…

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Reflecting on Christmas

by Anera

Dec 22, 2021

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We visit with three families in Beirut who talk about what Christmas means to them in these difficult times in Lebanon. Happy holidays to you and yours from Anera!

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Anera Celebrates Its 53rd Annual Gala

by Anera

Oct 4, 2021

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Coming Together With Hope Anera held its 2021 Global Gala on Friday, October 2. For the second year in a row, the primary event was virtual. Anera hosted a small, in-person viewing party in Washington, DC for vaccinated members of the board of directors, staff, sponsors and honorary hosts. Taking advantage of the online format,…

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4 Reasons to Care About Humanitarian Funding Needs in 2021

by Anera

Aug 18, 2021

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Humanitarian funding provides vulnerable groups the resources they need to restore a happy, healthy state of life. Around the world, people need a helping hand following natural disasters and political unrest. The aid they receive thanks to humanitarian funding serves many vital purposes. Humanitarian aid can save lives in times of crisis, and it can…

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Seeing Anera in Action

Jun 28, 2021

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By Anera Board Member Katherine Wilkens From June 5th to 13th I joined Anera CEO Sean Carroll and Board Chair Joe Saba on a trip to visit Anera staff and programs in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally planned for May, our trip was delayed first…

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January 20: Inauguration Day

by Anera

Jan 19, 2021

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The United States is swearing in a new president in a ritual that happens every four years on January 20. As a non-partisan organization, Anera cannot make statements about the politicians or politics involved. But the day does bring to mind other kinds of inaugurations: the opening of infrastructure projects we have delivered in Palestine…

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2020 in Review

by Anera

Dec 30, 2020

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It’s been a tough year for everyone, but our Anera community has really stepped up to make difference for refugees and other vulnerable communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. These are some highlights from our work over the past year.

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