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Palestinian Teachers’ Day 2022

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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Today is Palestinian Teachers’ Day, a time to recognize all those who play an integral part in the development of children, such as Anera’s program officer in Gaza, Suad Lubbad. “Having a personal mission to invest in the development of young children to reach a better tomorrow for Palestine has inspired me to persevere in…

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2022

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Human Rights Day 2022 Human Rights Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 54 years ago on December 10 to proclaim the rights all humans are entitled to regardless of their background or status. This year the UN’s 2022 theme is Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All. Although Anera is non-political, our community…

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 5, 2022

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World Soil Day 2022: Overcoming Restrictions in Palestinian Agriculture The health of the soil in Palestine has suffered over the past several decades, due to land access restrictions, over-farming of small plots, and use of damaging fertilizers. Palestinian farmers are working to tackle the problems so they can keep up agricultural traditions that go back…

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Farming Helps Build Peaceful Lives In Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 21, 2022

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Farming fosters peaceful communities. In Lebanon, we equip people across the region with the tools they need to fight food insecurity.

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International Literacy Day 2022

by Anera

Sep 8, 2022

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For over 50 years, the world has celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8. The day is an acknowledgement of the essential role that literacy plays in allowing people to succeed. How do you navigate a city when you can’t rely on street signs or written directions? How do you ensure your prescriptions are filled…

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World Humanitarian Day 2022

by Anera

Aug 19, 2022

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August 19 commemorates the 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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World Youth Skills Day 2022

by Anera

Jul 15, 2022

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On #WorldYouthSkillsDay, we want to recognize powerful youth! Young people today in Lebanon, Gaza, and beyond face challenges ranging from high education costs to lack of work opportunities post-graduation. Anera’s Youth Empowerment, Education, and Employability programs allow these students to learn skills they would not have learned in school, which enables them to succeed. We…

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World Refugee Day 2022

by Anera

Jun 17, 2022

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World Refugee Day 2022 In 2022, there are more than 7 million Palestinian refugees. Over one million of these refugees live in refugee camps, where the conditions are bleak and often lack access to essential resources such as clean water and reliable electricity. Thanks to Anera supporters, we continue to expand our efforts to provide…

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Serving Palestinian Communities for 55 Years

by Anera

Jun 5, 2022

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Many Palestinians remember June 5 as the “Naksa” or “setback”, marking the 1967 war that displaced a new generation of Palestinian families. The resulting second Palestinian exodus and refugee crisis was to motivation behind starting Anera.

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Ending Period Poverty

by Anera

May 27, 2022

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Menstrual Hygiene Day On Menstrual Hygiene Day and every day, Anera is committed to addressing period poverty in Lebanon. Since 2014, civil society organizations around the world have chosen May 28 as an awareness day to call attention to the widespread challenges facing women and girls in accessing the knowledge and supplies they need to…

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