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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Apr 6, 2020

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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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Getting Ready for COVID-19 in Gaza

Mar 23, 2020

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The Situation in Gaza Gaza has suffered 14 years of blockade. The economic situation is dire, with one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, and the health care system is overstretched. There is a chronic shortage of essential medicines and health care supplies. Hospitals are not well prepared to respond to normal medical…

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 20, 2020

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World Water Day Isn’t Just Once a Year at Anera Securing access to clean, drinkable water for all is one of the most critical priorities in communities affected by war and displacement. This achievement can’t come in the form of a handout or temporary solution — to make meaningful change, it must involve sustainable, long-term…

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Women Can Do Anything! Empowering Women in Palestine

by Anera

Mar 11, 2020

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Anera’s Women Can Program supports Palestinian women-headed families in the West Bank generate their own income. Women-headed families make up 12 percent of households in the West Bank, and are identified as being among the most vulnerable groups in Palestine. Supporting women to generate their own income is the most reliable strategy for enhancing resilience….

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On-the-Ground | Youth Dreams Deferred: Lebanon’s Biggest Population Has Few Options

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Mar 9, 2020

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Lebanon’s Youth Demand Change Lebanon rang in 2020 with fireworks and the clanging of spoons on pots, the sounds of people protesting the Lebanese government over corruption and mismanagement. The mass protest movement is a youth revolution. They are the ones who started it and who have kept it going. They are demanding change. Youth…

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In her own words: Dalia Awad on her coding journey

by Anera

Mar 7, 2020

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It all started when I was in high school. I really enjoyed our technology classes and wanted to know more about programming. I began with a C language online course. I still remember the feeling when I built my first “Hello World!” project. I knew for sure that this is what I’ll be doing for…

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Investing in Women: Strengthening Communities Across Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan

by Anera

Mar 6, 2020

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“No society can be just, and no human or economic development even-spread and sustainable if women, who represent half of the population, are left behind, if their needs and aspirations are not addressed.” Dr. Lamis Abu-Nahleh This statement, which first appeared in the fall 1996 issue of Anera News, comes from Dr. Lamis Abu-Nahleh, a…

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Kholood Was Born to Make Delicious Food – Nablus, Palestine

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Mar 4, 2020

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Kholood is from Nablus, Palestine and is passionate about cooking. She likes to cook for her extended family whenever she feels sad and turns to cooking as a form of therapy. Kholood discovered her cooking skills after her husband fell ill as a way to find mental relief and bring in more income for her…

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Hydroponic Greenhouse at the CSSL Women’s Center in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

by Anera

Feb 24, 2020

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Anera recently built a hydroponic greenhouse to take advantage of the open space on the rooftop of the Cooperative Society for Saving and Lending (CSSL) women’s center in Gaza. They are now growing organic produce like lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, leafy greens and herbs like mint. The hydroponic system allows them to grow food using…

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Equipping Vulnerable Youth with Essential Life Skills in Lebanon

Feb 20, 2020

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By Christine Zahm, Anera Lebanon Youth Program Manager Many kids in Lebanon go to public schools that don’t teach them the skills they need to get ahead in life. Many others aren’t in school at all. The children come from vulnerable backgrounds. Sometimes their parents lack important life skills too. Families who strive to help…

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