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Sustainable Energy in Palestine & Lebanon Through Solar Power

by Anera

Feb 21, 2020

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Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza must largely rely on purchasing electricity from Israel. The power supply is unreliable, and a financial burden for families. In Gaza, hours-long blackouts are an everyday occurrence. Because the electrical supply is unpredictable, people often have to drop everything when the lights turn on to do chores and…

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Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank are finding careers in coding & technology

by Anera

Jan 24, 2020

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We’re so proud of our first class of Palestinian graduates from the anera+RBK program. Our graduates come from all over Palestine – from Gaza and the West Bank. Their hard work and dedication will take them far – with careers in coding and technology 💻.⁣ See how the anera+RBK program works 🎦⁣

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This is what you made possible in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan in 2019. Thank you!

by Anera

Jan 7, 2020

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We accomplished 💪🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Water for 20,000 Palestinians in Jabalia Refugee Camp, Gaza

by Anera

Dec 23, 2019

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Living close to a working water well is a lifeline in Gaza. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the residents of Jabalia refugee camp. The well was outdated and in very poor condition, making it difficult to pump water. Given the Gaza power crisis and the intermittent supply of electricity, residents needed a water…

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Anera’s Women Can Program Helps Palestinian Baker Expand Her Business in Palestine

by Anera

Dec 18, 2019

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Meet Khyria, a baker from Qabalan, Palestine, locally famous for her giant bread loaves. “The only thing I know for sure is baking,” says Khyria. “To my neighbors, my bread is famous,” she says with evident pride. She mixes white and black wheat to make her own special flour mix. Sometimes she also bakes cookies…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Anera! – 2019

by Anera

Nov 22, 2019

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In 2019 we accomplished a lot together with our dedicated supporters. In 2020, we will work hard to do more and better. President & CEO Sean Carroll thanks members of the Anera community and lays out a vision for next year. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! – from your friends at Anera.

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Getting Out of the Cycle of Poverty in Tripoli, Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 30, 2019

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Cash assistance has given poor and working families in Tripoli, Lebanon a chance to pull themselves out of a cycle of poverty and debt. See how it’s making a difference. In response to the economic hardships created by the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, Anera and UMCOR – United Methodist Committee On Relief have provided…

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VIDEO: Cheers! for Girls’ Soccer at Musaddar Sports Club in Gaza

by Anera

Aug 12, 2019

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👧🏾 ⚽ 💪🏾 In Musaddar, Gaza, these young women are kicking out their stress and building life skills with a soccer ball.

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Greenhouses Help Palestinians in Gaza

by Anera

Jul 10, 2019

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Thanks to our supporters, 1,100 Palestinian families in Gaza now have a greenhouse which provides food and income security. Since 2007, Gaza has suffered a blockade and three wars. Eight out of ten Gaza families have come to depend on food aid. Farming is one of the few ways for Palestinian families to put food…

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Ramadan Food Packages Help Palestinian Families in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 5, 2019

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Every year during Ramadan Anera delivers food packages to poor families throughout Gaza. The parcels include staples, like rice, oil, flour, sugar, pasta, beans, and Ramadan-specific foods like dates. Thanks to generous funding from Islamic Relief USA as well as our community of donors, Anera distributed 1,000 food packages to needy families during Ramadan this…

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