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A Primer on Water in Gaza

by Anera

Oct 21, 2021

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Our Anera materials have often quoted the statistics that say somewhere between 90% to 97% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable. The numbers come from a multitude of trusted sources, including our own teams of engineers on the ground. Perhaps you have wondered how Anera is making a difference in Gaza then, given that the numbers…

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Mental Health Medicine in Gaza

by Anera

Oct 6, 2021

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Dr. Rosaline Al-Qishawi, in conversation with Anera’s Rania Elhelo. Dr. Rosaline Al-Qishawi has been working at Shifa Hospital’s psychiatric department for 21 years. Rania: What are the main challenges facing you at your work in the mental health sector? Rosaline: The biggest one is the shortage of essential medicines in Gaza. This psychiatric unit at…

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A Preschool for the Children of As-Sammu, Palestine and for Generations to Come

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Oct 4, 2021

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The newly finished As-Sammu Preschool was handed over to the Palestine Ministry of Education by Anera for use by Palestinian preschoolers and for generations to come.

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Anera Restarts School Meals in Gaza for New Academic Year

by Anera

Sep 27, 2021

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Anera has relaunched its integrated school feeding program this month, which coincides with the return to in-person classes at schools in Gaza. We began serving the freshly prepared daily meals again on September 15. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40…

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Combating Food Insecurity in Gaza and Lebanon

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Aug 10, 2021

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GAZA Background Since the blockade of Gaza started 14 years ago, the economy of the territory has been stagnating. Add to this intermittent bombings and a global pandemic and you have a recipe for food insecurity. More than two-thirds of Gaza’s 2 million residents are food insecure. Anera’s Response This Past Year Food Vouchers Anera…

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Aug 6, 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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What Your Support Has Helped Accomplish One Year After The Beirut Blast

by Anera

Aug 3, 2021

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In the year since the Beirut blast, thanks to the generous support of the Anera community, together we have accomplished the following…

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

by Anera

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

by Anera

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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