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Ensuring a Safe Childbirth in Lebanon

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May 5, 2022

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Anera and Direct Relief have provided midwife kits to protect women during childbirth.

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Baking Up Ma’moul for Ramadan Helps Build A Business in Gaza

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May 1, 2022

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Kifaah Abu Qamar makes cakes and ma’moul in Gaza’s busy market. With the support of Anera’s community, her baking business can thrive.

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Menstrual Health Education is a Priority for Young Girls in Lebanon’s Refugee Camps

by Anera

Apr 26, 2022

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Anera’s awareness program helps girls take better control of their own health needs.

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An Update on our Community Environmental Health Project in 2022

by Anera

Apr 21, 2022

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Anera’s UNICEF-funded Empowered Communities in Action project in Lebanon organizes activities that promote healthy behaviors. Our outreach includes topics like protecting the environment, menstrual well-being, and COVID-19 prevention. We also distribute hygiene supplies through the project. And young people earn cash-for-work helping us to carry out the activities, including many women leaders.  Anera’s door-to-door COVID…

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National Safe Motherhood Day

by Anera

Apr 11, 2022

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April 11 marks National Safe Motherhood Day. It’s a time for society and organizations like Anera to reflect and ask the question: how can we protect the wellness of mothers during pregnancy and later in life? Through Anera’s programs, we have witnessed the resilience and resourcefulness of Middle Eastern mothers, such as those in Lebanon…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 22, 2022

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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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Palestinian Farmers in Gaza are Getting Ready for Spring

by Anera

Mar 13, 2022

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After severe winter storms, many greenhouses in Gaza were damaged. Many rely on the greenhouses to feed their families and sell produce at the market. Thanks to Anera donors, farmers can restore their greenhouses and welcome the new season.

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My Garden: Urban Farming in Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

Mar 10, 2022

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With the support of UNRWA and Spain’s Bizkaia regional government, Anera is providing expert agricultural trainings to women in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon as part of our gender-based violence prevention efforts through community-based initiatives. Eight women in Rashidieh Palestinian Refugee Camp are now tending their own home gardens. Soon they will be teaching 100…

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Nusaiba’s Food Business Is Thriving Thanks to Her New Skills

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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Meet Nusaiba. She recently completed our sewing course and our English language course. Both courses are supported by UNICEF and offered through our local partner Ibda’a Wa Najah Association in Akkar, Lebanon. She’s already making use of her new sewing skills to add an artful presentation to the preserved foods, or mouneh, that she makes…

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Leading the Vaccination Drive in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

Mar 3, 2022

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With support from UNICEF, Anera has led a campaign to register thousands of residents in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon for vaccination against COVID-19. Palestinian refugees with COVID-19 have a morbidity rate three times higher than the average in Lebanon. Together with a team of volunteers, we conducted door-to-door visits to help community members…

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