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How Does Food Insecurity Impact Students?

by Anera

Aug 17, 2022

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It’s important to recognize the devastating impact food insecurity has on students. Anera ensures students have a balanced diet.

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Anera’s Situation Report from Gaza

by Anera

Aug 8, 2022

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Our newest situation report comes one day after a ceasefire that ended three days of bombing in Gaza. Though the attacks were targeted, they led to many deaths and caused a lot of damage. They also ratcheted up the fear and trauma among Gaza’s residents, who are still coping with the aftermath of the May…

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“We’re Inside a Shroud”

Aug 8, 2022

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“Thank God we survived physically. But psychologically we are inside a shroud.” These were the words from one of our Gaza colleagues this morning. As of this writing, the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza is holding up. Life is returning to normal, such as it is. People are back at the markets and on the…

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Gaza is Being Bombed Again

by Anera

Aug 6, 2022

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Gaza is experiencing its second day of bombing, with 20 Palestinians killed (including five children) and over 100 wounded, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Israeli media reports two Israel soldiers lightly wounded by rocket fire from Gaza, and no Israeli civilians killed or injured. This escalation follows four major Israeli bombings of the…

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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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What Are Examples of Humanitarian Aid?

by Anera

Jun 7, 2022

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The world’s humanitarians work to make life better for people in times of need. However, many individuals find themselves confused about what exactly humanitarians do, when aid is needed, where and how humanitarians provide aid, and who receives the aid. If you are interested in getting involved and want to know how you can help,…

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What the Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh Should Mean for All of Us

by Anera

May 13, 2022

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We at Anera are deeply saddened and angered by the brutal killing this week of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin. Abu Akleh was a pioneer of her generation. And for our Palestinian colleagues, she has been one of the most trusted voices broadcasting news covering their lives and plights, and highs and…

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An Update on our Community Environmental Health Project in 2022

by Anera

Apr 21, 2022

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Anera’s UNICEF-funded Empowered Communities in Action project in Lebanon organizes activities that promote healthy behaviors. Our outreach includes topics like protecting the environment, menstrual well-being, and COVID-19 prevention. We also distribute hygiene supplies through the project. And young people earn cash-for-work helping us to carry out the activities, including many women leaders.  Anera’s door-to-door COVID…

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COVID-19 in Palestine: A Lockdown Within a Lockdown

by Anera

Feb 14, 2022

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COVID-19 is a scourge that spares no society, rich or poor. Palestine is no exception. But Palestine’s precarious situation makes treating the virus and stemming its spread much more difficult. Inadequate healthcare, water and sanitation infrastructure, and resources limit Palestine’s ability to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The World Health Organization reports that in the…

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KN95 Face Masks From Distribute Aid Help Protect Lebanon

by Anera

Feb 10, 2022

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Thanks to a donation of 1.5 million masks by Distribute Aid, Anera is now distributing KN95 face masks to our partners and their patients across Lebanon. These masks will help Lebanon to manage and contain the spread of COVID-19 and its new variants.

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