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Mamdouh’s Story: How 10-Year Gaza Blockade has Devastated Fishermen

by Anera

Jun 7, 2017

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June marks the somber 10th anniversary of the Gaza blockade. The past decade has crippled Gaza’s economy and standard of living.  The fishermen who populate the enclave’s shoreline have been some of the most deeply affected by the blockade. While Gaza’s fishermen used to be able to make a living off the sea, many like…

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How Your Solidarity Means the World to Refugees

by Anera

May 23, 2017

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Anera’s Hani Almadhoun reflects on celebrating Ramadan, from Gaza to Utah. I started fasting at the age of seven. As a little boy, it was exciting to see all of my family under one roof, elbowing each other, trying to get more of that popular dish before it ran out. Mom and Dad always made sure…

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5 Reasons Why #RamadanSolidarity Matters This Year

by Anera

May 3, 2017

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When our team sat down to discuss the approaching month of Ramadan, what dawned on us was that this was a Ramadan unlike any other. Sure, the traditions may be the same, the message of reflection remains central and it’ll be observed by millions. From one corner of the earth to the next, families will gather…

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Gaza is Barely Holding Together

Sep 22, 2016

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The United Nations predicts that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. The study estimates the population of 1.6 million will expand to more than two million, requiring a hefty increase in basic services. But, Gaza has barely recovered from the 2014 war, the third in five years. Some 75,000 Palestinians are still homeless two years…

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Anera’s 2014 Annual Dinner – a Great Success

by Anera

Oct 22, 2014

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Anera’s Annual Dinner this year was held at the Omni Shoreham hotel on October 17. Among the 410 guests, we welcomed staff from our offices in Lebanon and West Bank, including Samar Naser, our longest serving employee with more than 28 years of service in our Jerusalem office. And Rania Elhelo from our Gaza office…

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Dubai TV Report: Anera Inaugurates West Bank Preschools

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Jul 25, 2014

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Anera completed major renovations on the preschools in the West Bank communities of Beit Mirsim and Anab Al Kabir, with funding from Dubai Cares. This Dubai TV report provides coverage of the inauguration day.

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