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What I Saw in Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

May 25, 2023

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I joined Anera in 2015. When I first started, I was taken aback at just how impressive and thoughtful Anera’s programs were (and still are!). The humanitarian and development needs in the communities where Anera works are frequently all too visible, and often it is tempting to rush in with stopgap measures to address acute distress.

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Building Resilient Communities: The Nexus of Development and Relief

Apr 3, 2023

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In today’s world, the nexus of development and relief has become a critical area of focus. In recognizing that humanitarian response and long-term development efforts are interconnected, it becomes apparent that a coordinated approach is necessary to effectively address the needs of vulnerable populations. Our partner, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 22, 2023

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No one should be left behind when it comes to water. This year for World Water Day Anera is highlighting water preserving farming practices in Gaza.

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Women Can — And Have!

Mar 17, 2023

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The vision for Women Can began in 2019 when our staff in Palestine saw a unique opportunity to support and mentor women with entrepreneurial vision. The project began in the West Bank and expanded to Gaza in its third year and has supported women in Nablus, Qalqilya, Ramallah, Salfit, Jenin, Tulkarem, and central Gaza. The…

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Breast Cancer Under Occupation: a Personal Perspective

Mar 16, 2023

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Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of women around the world. In fact, one in every eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. For women living in conflict zones, including the West Bank and Gaza, breast cancer can be particularly scary. When I first learned about the high breast cancer death…

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Women Can Do Anything! Empowering Women in Palestine

by Anera

Mar 14, 2023

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Here are some success stories from our women’s empowerment program named Women Can.

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World Cancer Day 2023

by Anera

Feb 4, 2023

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Anera’s medical donations works closely with our healthcare partners to procure critical cancer medications for Palestine and Lebanon.

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Observations from Our Visit to Anera Educational Programs

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On December 5, 2022, we had the honor of visiting two early childhood education programs and one elementary school in the West Bank, funded in part by Anera under the direction of Sulieman Mleahat. We were particularly interested in visiting these programs because of our background in early childhood education (ECE) and elementary education. Bruce…

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Anera CEO Sean Carroll Reports from Gaza

by Anera

Dec 20, 2022

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Anera President and CEO Sean Carroll visited Gaza this December. These are his reports from three different types of projects that give people access to clean water for irrigation, sewage systems in their homes and cultural growth opportunities. From a Desalination Unit in Rafah This is Sean’s report from a reverse osmosis system Anera installed…

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Palestinian Teachers’ Day 2022

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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Today is Palestinian Teachers’ Day, a time to recognize all those who play an integral part in the development of children, such as Anera’s program officer in Gaza, Suad Lubbad. “Having a personal mission to invest in the development of young children to reach a better tomorrow for Palestine has inspired me to persevere in…

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