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Anera Reads

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Jun 8, 2021

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What we’re reading These are some of our staff’s favorite books that give some context to life, history and culture in the countries where we work: Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. We also feature some writings that describe the experiences of refugees and other communities related to those we serve in the Middle East that may…

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Palestinian Food Recipes From the Anera Community

by Anera

Jun 2, 2021

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). – Mahmoud Darwish As we approach the month of Ramadan — a time when families gather together to break the fast — we are sharing here some of the delicious recipes that have come our way over the years. Recipes passed…

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Something Needs to Change

May 25, 2021

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“But we cannot move on with the news. Now is the time when people all over the world must come together to support Palestinian communities.”

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Learning about Palestine

by Anera

May 18, 2021

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From movies and literature to blogs and informative news sources, there is a lot of information out there about Palestine and the current situation. We have put together a short list of some of our favorites. Whether you’re just getting started or have worked in Palestine for years, we hope there’s something for you in…

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Palestinian Culture

by Anera

Mar 22, 2021

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Palestinians enjoy a rich cultural heritage. The Palestinian people have lived through enormous upheaval over the course of the last century. Many Palestinians have been dispersed and displaced from their family homes, villages and cities, making Palestinian culture and traditions even more important for holding this community together. Whether in ancestral towns or in refugee…

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Ramadan 2021

by Anera

Mar 21, 2021

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Each year, during the month of Ramadan, Anera delivers food packages to those in need in Gaza and Lebanon. Over the years, members of the Anera community have written about the meaning Ramadan holds for them and the importance of solidarity. In the U.S., Anera is hosting several Ramadan events this year. Join Anera virtually…

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My Mother is the First Leader I Met

by Anera

Mar 18, 2021

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Celebrating women on the front lines on Mother’s Day in the Arab world Most countries in the Arab world celebrate Mother’s Day on March 21. Acknowledging the vital place of women in society is more important than ever this year. Women are the backbone of society — they are caregivers, educators, peacemakers and front-line workers…

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Anera’s Own Mothers: A Conversation Among Colleagues

Mar 17, 2021

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In Celebration of Mothers Day in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and other Arab Countries By now, we’ve all seen the headlines and know the data. The pandemic has taken a toll on women, especially mothers. Between working and overseeing virtual schooling to juggling child care and elder care, working mothers across the globe have been stretched…

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Remembering the Forgotten

by Anera

Nov 12, 2020

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How Lebanon’s refugee and other vulnerable communities are coping after the Beirut blast and in increasingly dire circumstances | Anera hosted this webinar on October 7, 2020. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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Anera Stands in Solidarity

by Anera

Jun 3, 2020

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Standing in Solidarity with Black Lives Anera is an apolitical organization, yet our staff are active and engaged members of the societies where we live. Many Anera staff members in Lebanon participated in the widespread protests last fall calling for change. In the US and in the Middle East, our staff resist occupation, militarization, and…

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