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Overcoming the Struggle to Delivering Aid in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 28, 2024

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Despite the scope of the needs – most of Gaza’s population is hungry, homeless and vulnerable to illnesses – there is not nearly enough aid getting into and around Gaza. Anera, UN entities and other international and local non-governmental organizations are continually coordinating a steady stream of humanitarian aid going into and being distributed inside…

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New Evacuation Orders in Northern Gaza Deepens Misery

by Anera

May 11, 2024

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A Report from Anera’s Team in Gaza Our Gaza staff are reporting the alarming news of new and unexpected evacuation orders, issued by the Israeli military, for all of the North Gaza Governorate. Our team lead in Gaza tells us: “Today marked another devastating day here. The people of Gaza are in a fight for…

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Statement From Anera’s President on Resuming Operations in Gaza

Apr 11, 2024

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After a temporary pause announced last week, Anera is resuming all aid operations in Gaza. As you know, the decision to temporarily pause our operations was not an easy one. We followed the direction of our staff in Gaza, who’ve faced death, loss, and destruction since the start of the war. After the killing of…

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Humanitarian Agencies Issue a Fervent Plea for the Cessation of Hostilities in Southern Lebanon

by Anera

Mar 6, 2024

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The Lebanon Humanitarian INGO Forum, made up of 66 international non-governmental organizations, expresses profound concern over the escalation of hostilities in Lebanon, particularly in the South, that has now entered its sixth month. So far, a shocking 91,288 civilians have been displaced – 37 % of whom are children and 33 % of whom are…

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Statement on UNRWA Funding Suspension

by Anera

Jan 31, 2024

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On Friday, January 26, the United States, followed by several other countries, suspended funding to UNRWA due to Israeli allegations that some members of the organization’s staff in Gaza participated in the attacks in Israel on October 7, 2023. The agency took immediate steps to hold staff accountable and launched an investigation. The UN Relief…

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