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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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Palestinian Food Recipes From the Anera Community

by Anera

Jun 24, 2022

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). – Mahmoud Darwish Recipes passed down through family often hold special meaning. Sumaya, a farmer in Deir Al Balah, cooks vegetables grown in her Anera-built greenhouse. “Our favorite dish today is molokhia,” she says. “I pick the jute leaves from my…

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Ramadan Meals for Vulnerable Families in Lebanon Were More Joyous Thanks to Food Assistance

by Anera

May 16, 2022

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With funding from IRUSA, Anera’s food security program team put together large Ramadan food parcels for 5,059 families.

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Nusaiba’s Food Business Is Thriving Thanks to Her New Skills

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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Meet Nusaiba. She recently completed our sewing course and our English language course. Both courses are supported by UNICEF and offered through our local partner Ibda’a Wa Najah Association in Akkar, Lebanon. She’s already making use of her new sewing skills to add an artful presentation to the preserved foods, or mouneh, that she makes…

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Farms to Fosool Provides Fresh Meals to Children in Gaza

by Anera

Feb 28, 2022

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Anera’s President & CEO Sean Carroll heads to one of the preschools that has been positively impacted by Anera. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40 local women, who work overnight to prepare the breakfast meals fresh every morning. The program…

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Farms to Fosool

by Anera

Dec 23, 2021

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Anera’s new Farms to Fosool program delivers healthy, fresh breakfasts to Gaza preschoolers every school day. We’re building on sustainable, long-term community partnerships connecting family farmers, working women and schools. Farmers participating in Anera’s greenhouse program earn income selling produce to women’s cooperatives. Members of women’s cooperatives earn an income preparing fresh, health breakfasts for…

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Anera Restarts School Meals in Gaza for New Academic Year

by Anera

Sep 27, 2021

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Anera has relaunched its integrated school feeding program this month, which coincides with the return to in-person classes at schools in Gaza. We began serving the freshly prepared daily meals again on September 15. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40…

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Palestinian Culture

by Anera

Mar 22, 2021

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Palestinians enjoy a rich cultural heritage. The Palestinian people have lived through enormous upheaval over the course of the last century. Many Palestinians have been dispersed and displaced from their family homes, villages and cities, making Palestinian culture and traditions even more important for holding this community together. Whether in ancestral towns or in refugee…

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Delivering Hot Meals for Quarantined COVID-19 Patients in Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 10, 2020

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In Lebanon, Anera is delivering hot meals to COVID-19 patients quarantined in their homes. With the ongoing economic and political crises and the lack of social services, many families have become food insecure. The August 4 explosion at the port in Beirut made matters worse. These deliveries come at a critical time for families trying…

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Delivering Sustainable Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 1, 2020

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Ramadan is over, but the families who got Anera food parcels are still enjoying them today. Thank you Islamic Relief USA for funding these abundant parcels, which included fresh vegetables from Gaza farms! Anera delivered food parcels to 3,552 families in Gaza. They contained a generous amount of food, including fresh produce grown in family…

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