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Our Environment, Our Home – A Walk in Lebanon’s Woods

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Jul 27, 2021

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100 of Anera’s youth volunteers set out on a mountain hike in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to clean trails and learn more about ecology.

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Delivering Vital Medicines and Supplies to Hospitals and Clinics Across Gaza

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Jul 20, 2021

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Over the last month our Gaza medical donations team has been working around-the-clock to deliver vital medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics across Gaza. So far we have delivered:

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Nabil is Using Vocational Education to Find Work in Lebanon

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Jun 21, 2021

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Nabil is a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. He is taking Anera’s vocational education course on plumbing to help position himself to find decent work in Lebanon’s grim labor market. Not only is he learning practical skills, but he is helping to restore houses to make them livable for their residents.

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

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Jun 11, 2021

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We will update this log regularly to provide an ongoing report back to donors on the ways Anera is responding during this COVID-19 crisis. We will also be providing occasional updates about conditions on the ground and our staff. Please visit and share this page often! We are also creating Arabic-language COVID-19 health materials addressing…

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Building Two New Preschools in the West Bank

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May 6, 2021

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Anera continues to create new infrastructure for Palestinian preschoolers in the West Bank to learn in stimulating and child-appropriate environments. Our schools are specially designed to let in light and air and to create spacious areas for children to spread out and learn through experience and creativity. We are now building two new preschools, one…

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Harnessing the Power of the Sun for Water and Agriculture in Gaza

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Apr 28, 2021

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In Gaza, young Palestinian women are finding jobs installing solar panels — providing the power to pump and clean much needed water for local farmers.

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A Time for Community

by Anera

Apr 15, 2021

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For a second year, Muslims around the world are now celebrating the holy month of Ramadan under the unusual restrictions created by the pandemic. This is a month when the observant fast from dawn to dusk, as a reminder that the material world is temporary and to focus on the spiritual. The usual gatherings in…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 17, 2021

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Every year on March 22, people around the globe celebrate World Water Day. World Water Day in the Time of COVID-19 It’s been one year since people started isolating at home to fight off the pandemic. Hospitals filled up with new patients and communities that were vulnerable to begin with suffered more than ever. In…

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Refugees Endure: Marking 10 Years of Conflict in Syria

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Mar 15, 2021

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A Grim Milestone March 15, 2021 marks 10 years since the beginning of hostilities in Syria. The fighting has destroyed ancient cities, killed hundreds of thousands, displaced about two-thirds of the country’s population, and created extreme hardship for those left behind and for those who fled. Six million Syrians have sought refuge abroad, many in…

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Anera’s Water and Sanitation Work in Gaza

Dec 21, 2020

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Anera’s water and sanitation programs in Gaza are directly serving 44% of Gazans through wells and wastewater network improvements and community education.

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