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The Inspiring Doctors Brown

by Anera

Feb 11, 2021

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Anera mourns the loss of the Browns, two beautiful people, who made the world a better place with their endless enthusiasm for living life to the fullest and for giving back to those less fortunate.

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Doing Something to Help Palestine

Jan 26, 2021

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In 2009, I got interested in a work camp opportunity with a group called Volunteers for Peace. I saw that the International Palestinian Youth League had a camp in the West Bank and I jumped at the chance, since I had long wanted to visit Palestine. I spent two weeks there in the Bethlehem area,…

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Giving Back And Doubling My Impact

Sep 30, 2020

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Connecting Communities Through Workplace Giving I am an ardent supporter of Anera. My contributions are made possible through the Community Connections Program at the World Bank: a workplace giving initiative organized to encourage its employees to give back to organizations that support their interests.  I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. My father was…

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Spread love, help others, and always hustle!

Jul 23, 2020

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I was born in Brooklyn, and lived in New York until I was nine. When I moved back home to Falesteen, it was a difficult time to be a teenager there. So, at 17, I went to California for school. After finishing college, I settled in Florida. My daughter, Isabella, and I always wanted to…

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Anera Visionary: A family passionate about supporting refugees

Jun 16, 2020

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Through the personal relationships that came out of our volunteer work, we became more aware of the political issues that impact refugees and their families back in their places of origin. I’ve moved around quite a bit during my lifetime, but at heart I’m a Midwesterner and lived most of my life in the “flyover”…

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Why We Support Anera

Apr 15, 2020

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NEVADANS FUNDRAISE TO HELP PALESTINIANS CONFRONT COVID-19 I’m a member of Nevadans for Palestinian Human Rights. We’re currently running a fundraising campaign to support Anera’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Palestine and Lebanon. We’re fairly new. We started last fall with a core group of like-minded people, focusing on creating awareness and…

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Palestinian dreams matter

Feb 27, 2020

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Lena is on the Associate Board at Anera When I was young, we often celebrated Black History Month at school by reading about Martin Luther King, Jr. The legendary civil rights leader was also a great speaker, and his words were powerful. King’s most famous quote is, of course, from a speech that he delivered…

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Hiking Lebanon for Syrian refugee children

Jan 6, 2020

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My parents fled a war zone I love to hike and travel. I’ve done lots of traveling around the world. I’ve hiked Peru, the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, Mount Kilimanjaro and many other places. I find it’s the best way to see a country. When I started thinking about where I wanted to go next…

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My introduction to the Palestinian refugee crisis in Lebanon

Nov 19, 2019

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In the late 1970s, during a lull in the Lebanese Civil War, a small plane laden with 60 tons of medications landed at the Beirut airport. The air shipment was the result of a real grassroots effort. As a student at the University of Munich in Germany, I had joined a small group of people…

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Honoring two long-time members of the Anera community

by Anera

Oct 31, 2019

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At our Annual Dinner on October 11, 2019, Anera proudly honored two wonderful supporters:  Ambassador Edward “Skip” Gnehm, for his years of service to Anera, to diplomacy and to the greater good in the Middle East, and the Tarazi family, for leading by example and for giving back to Palestine through education, humanity’s most important investment. Edward…

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