BLOG

The Olive Press

Anera’s Top 10 Success Stories of 2018

by Anera

Dec 26, 2018

Posted in:

This list highlights our most popular stories and blog posts from 2018. We hope you enjoy! 10. Three Generations of Support: Our Family & Anera Reflecting on the genesis of Anera and her family’s support for the organization since the beginning, Betty Sams wrote in a guest blog post, “In August of 1967, 50 people from all…

Read More

The Cornerstone of Palestinian Society: Family

by Anera

Nov 28, 2018

Posted in:

Families have always been the cornerstone of Palestinian society, and serve as the first place where children can learn respect, self-esteem, responsibility, community and most importantly love. These values, when amplified in society at-large, shape a nation. That is why Anera strives to deliver projects and programs that directly benefit Palestinian families in the West…

Read More

Serving up hope

by Anera

Nov 21, 2018

Posted in:

Soufra brings traditional Palestinian dishes to the streets of Beirut Anera’s work is only possible with the help of our local partners. One of those partners, Mariam Shaar of the Women’s Programs Association (WPA) in Lebanon, helped launch a food service company providing delicious Lebanese and Palestinian cuisine. Mariam was born to Palestinian parents in…

Read More

Enjoy a Recipe from Gaza for Palestinian Date Cookies

by Anera

Nov 8, 2018

Posted in:

Last year, with funding from Islamic Relief USA, Anera supported eight women’s cooperatives with dough mixers, pans, cooking utensils and stoves to support their professional work and help them generate income despite the difficult economic conditions in Gaza. To say thank you to the Anera community, the women of Al Hakoura Women’s Cooperative have shared their favorite recipe…

Read More

International Day of the Girl 2018

by Anera

Oct 11, 2018

Posted in:

Today, October 11, is the International Day Of The Girl as designated by the United Nations. Since 2012, the date has focused attention on the challenges and barriers confronting girls worldwide. The 2018 theme, With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, highlights the critical importance of ensuring girls have access to the education, skills, and training that they…

Read More

World Humanitarian Day 2018

by Anera

Aug 10, 2018

Posted in:

Sunday, August 19, commemorates the ninth annual World Humanitarian Day, a global observance of the violence, challenges, changes and hazards millions of civilians and volunteers in conflict-ridden countries face every day with bravery, resilience, selflessness and sacrifice. Unfortunately, in many cities and countries around the world, refugees and civilians fight for their lives, struggle to find shelter,…

Read More

Anera & Americares: 25 Years of Partnership in Medical Aid

by Anera

Jul 20, 2018

Posted in:

Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza. “Together we…

Read More

Planning a brand refresh? Six lessons learned.

Jul 9, 2018

Posted in:

Anera has just gone through a rebranding process in recognition of 50 years of impactful work. We are well known and highly regarded – thanks to our great staff – and our logo is everywhere in Palestine and Lebanon. So, why rebrand? Anera’s staff and board leadership agreed it was time we entered the modern…

Read More

Remembering Palestinian Refugees on World Refugee Day 2018

by Anera

Jun 19, 2018

Posted in:

Memories are a refugee’s treasure – memories of the sights and sounds of the homes they were forced to flee months, years, decades ago. The perfume of flowers from the garden or the aroma of spices in the market evoke fond memories of a happier life abandoned as families escaped war and destruction with little…

Read More

Gaza Emergency

by Anera

Jun 13, 2018

Posted in:

Once again, the crisis in the Gaza Strip is generating headlines around the world. Recent protests at the Gaza-Israeli border left thousands of Palestinians in need of medical aid. These Gaza protests, called ‘The Great March of Return,’ were focused on the right of return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to family lands or…

Read More