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Updates on the Crisis in Palestine

by Anera

Jul 1, 2021

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We will continue to update this page to reflect the latest on the situation in Palestine (Gaza, West Bank) and Anera’s response. Help provide emergency support in Palestine Despite the ceasefire, Palestinian families face enormous challenges working to recover and rebuild in the wake of Israel’s recent bombing of Gaza. In East Jerusalem and the…

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A Country in Depression

Jun 25, 2021

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After 8 months away, my recent return to Lebanon brought home how desperate the situation has become In 2019, tension in Lebanon had been brewing more and more each day. Prices were soaring, so was unemployment. Shortages in electricity, fuel and water were rampant, resulting in civil unrest which included acts of self immolation, increased…

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Don’t Forget the People of Lebanon

Jun 23, 2021

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“I write this to remind you, Anera’s community, that the people of this wonderful country are still living in an acutely terrible – but also chronic – situation. I believe that change will come, but in the meantime it’s our responsibility to keep people going and offer a glimpse of hope for the future.”

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Documenting the Tragedy in Gaza

by Anera

May 26, 2021

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We feature here photographs from the amazing Zaanoun brothers, Mohammed and Ibrahim, who braved danger to themselves during the bombardment of Gaza to capture images of what happened. Follow Mohammed Zaanoun on Instagram at @m.z.gaza, and Ibrahim Zanoun at @ibrahim_zanoun.

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In the Words of Anera’s Palestine Staff

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May 18, 2021

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What we are hearing from our colleagues in Palestine living through the current crisis. Updated on an ongoing basis. May 18 “The bombings never stop, day and night, and they are targeting civilian homes, public offices, roads and the main Ministry of Health offices. Their only COVID-19 texting lab is damaged and no longer operating….

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How You Can Support Palestine and Palestinians

by Anera

May 18, 2021

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With everything that is happening in East Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, you may be wondering what you can do to help in some way. We hope this page will be helpful to you. There is more than one way to engage, and donating is just a start. It’s also about educating yourself…

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Eid Is Not A Celebration This Year in Gaza

May 13, 2021

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“The destruction in Gaza is huge and the scale of anxiety, pain and worry is unimaginable. This is beyond a crisis, it’s a catastrophe.”

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Report on the Emergency in Jerusalem and Gaza

by Anera

May 12, 2021

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What began as peaceful protests by Palestinians in Jerusalem angered by their treatment under occupation, has over the past five days boiled over into the largest conflagration of violence since the 2014 Gaza war, or even the 2000-2005 Second Intifada. As of May 12, 11 pm Jerusalem/Gaza time, Israeli security forces and bombs have killed…

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A Statement from Anera on the Violence in Jerusalem and Gaza

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May 11, 2021

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We call on all those with the power to stop the evictions and the violence to do so immediately.

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Everything Is Falling Apart In My Beloved Country

Mar 16, 2021

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I really can’t believe what’s happening to my beloved country. I think it’s fair to say that Lebanon has officially fallen. I honestly have never felt this desperate and sad. We’ve been through years of civil war, and yet I still haven’t seen it this bad. Things have been deteriorating for a long time –…

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