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Gaza and West Bank Response Log

by Anera

Jun 18, 2024

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In this log, Anera will provide updates on unfolding war in Palestine and our response. Please stay tuned here for the latest information. To subscribe for weekly updates via SMS on our response in Gaza, text GAZA to 1-866-549-0055. June 19, 2024 Today, we provided a total of 100,500 meals to people in Gaza, including…

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You can bring joy to children in Gaza this Eid

Jun 14, 2024

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Eid al-Adha commemorates the spirit of sacrifice, something we have become all too familiar with here in Gaza. The holiday is supposed to be a time of celebration and community for people to enjoy feasts, decorative lights, sweets, and laughter. This year eid will look very different in Gaza. After eight months of war, nearly…

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Statement From Anera Following President Biden’s Remarks on the Proposed Hostage and Ceasefire Deal for Gaza

by Anera

Jun 1, 2024

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As an organization committed to humanitarian relief, long-term development, and peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, Anera welcomes the proposed ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas announced by President Biden yesterday. Initial indications are that the plan includes the key elements required to end this horrible stage of the conflict: freeing of Israeli and Palestinian…

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Joint Statement: NGOs demand UN Security Council enforce ICJ orders on Israel’s actions in Rafah

by Anera

May 27, 2024

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The undersigned NGOs urgently call on all permanent and elected members of the UN Security Council to enforce the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) orders regarding Israel’s actions in Rafah, Gaza. Immediate action is required to uphold international law and ensure the Government of Israel meets its obligations as mandated by the ICJ. The ICJ…

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At the Edge of Chaos

May 22, 2024

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Mental Health Amid Conflict and Climate Crisis I want to emphasize that while I’ve shared my experiences and insights here, I’m no expert and I’m not pretending to be one. These reflections stem from personal encounters and observations, and I encourage you to seek professional guidance or further resources if needed. At 30 years old,…

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World leaders fail to act as Israeli invasion of Rafah worsens humanitarian catastrophe

by Anera

May 15, 2024

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A joint statement issued by international non-governmental organizations. Despite repeated calls on Israel from heads of state, UN officials and humanitarian NGOs to refrain from expanding its ground offensive to Rafah, Israeli troops entered the governorate on May 7. Over 1.5 million people, including 600,000 children, are at serious risk; more than 450,000 Palestinians have…

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Traveling through Gaza’s Ravaged Landscape

May 13, 2024

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Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to north Gaza, in my own car no less. I filled it with vegetables for our colleagues in the north and made the journey. As I drove, I saw people walking with their belongings slung over their shoulders, their lives condensed into little knapsacks. For five long months,…

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A Threatened Invasion of Rafah Will Be a Catastrophe for Civilians

by Anera

May 6, 2024

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Today, Israel issued evacuation orders in the form of airdropped leaflets, text messages and phone calls to the large civilian population now sheltering in Rafah, directing people in the eastern neighborhoods of Rafah to flee to Mawasi, a southern coastal area devoid of infrastructure for basic services. Most families sheltering in Rafah have already been…

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Livelihoods Under Attack in Gaza

by Anera

Apr 25, 2024

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Part of a series on the impact of the war on all sectors of economic life within Gaza, Anera’s immediate response and plans for the future. Other posts cover housing, education, WASH, health and food production systems. Livelihood Recovery In Gaza, 57 years of occupation and 17 years of blockade have substantially affected the population’s economic well-being. In 2022 and the…

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Anera Head Among InterAction Member CEOs Sending Public Letter To President Biden To Address Crisis In Gaza

by Anera

Apr 25, 2024

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InterAction and 50 Member CEOs, some of whom have organizations that work in Gaza, urge President Biden to take decisive and actionable steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Detailed within this letter are specific steps and commitments that can save numerous civilian lives and alleviate the suffering of Palestinians on the brink of…

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