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Mental Health in Lebanon

Aug 17, 2022

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Lebanon’s economic, political, and health crises have adversely impacted the mental health of people across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic, continuing economic crisis, and trauma of the Beirut blast have drastically increased the need for mental health support.  In 2021, the National Lifeline in Lebanon for Emotional Support and Suicide Prevention reported five times more…

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Anera’s Situation Report from Gaza

by Anera

Aug 8, 2022

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Our newest situation report comes one day after a ceasefire that ended three days of bombing in Gaza. Though the attacks were targeted, they led to many deaths and caused a lot of damage. They also ratcheted up the fear and trauma among Gaza’s residents, who are still coping with the aftermath of the May…

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An Update on Anera’s Shelter Project in Beirut

by Anera

Aug 4, 2022

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These residents of Beirut are finally safe and secure in their new and improved homes and businesses Two years ago today, a devastating explosion wracked the port in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, damaging or destroying infrastructure across wide swaths of the city, killing…

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Before the Taps Run Dry

by Anera

Jul 25, 2022

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Responding to Gaza’s Existential Water Crisis The semi-arid Middle East suffers from a chronic scarcity of water. The causes are many: climate change, drought, desertification, urbanization, over-consumption, waste and pollution. Politics also can present special challenges when it comes to accessing and distributing water resources. In Gaza, many of these issues are present in an…

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Anera on the Ground: The Tech Ecosystem in Palestine

by Anera

Jun 27, 2022

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Professionals in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) are and will continue to be among the most prized and sought after in the global job market. Each year, more work moves into the digital space – now accelerated by the changes COVID-19 has brought to the work world. And digital skills are increasingly…

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