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New Greenhouses in Gaza Help Families Provide for Themselves

by Anera

Nov 24, 2020

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Anera has built greenhouses for 66 families across Rafah and Khan Younis in Gaza. Now families grow their own tomatoes, cucumber and eggplants.

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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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Palestinian Families in Gaza Can Now Buy the Food They Need

by Anera

Oct 20, 2020

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In the midst of rising poverty, 2,700 Palestinian families in Gaza are now able to buy the food and household items they need. Thanks to funding by Islamic Relief USA, Anera is able to distribute grocery vouchers 🛒🧾 to some of Gaza’s most vulnerable and food insecure families. Fourteen grocery stores throughout Gaza are participating…

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Anera Students in Bekaa Help their Communities

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Oct 15, 2020

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Students in Anera’s UNICEF-funded vocational educational programs in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon are helping their local communities by cooking meals, making face masks and rehabilitating homes. Our students get the best of all worlds: they learn on the job, they earn income, and they help!

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Anera in 2020: Responding to COVID and the Beirut Explosion

by Anera

Oct 7, 2020

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2020 brought unimaginable challenges to Palestine and Lebanon. Anera had to pivot its work not once, not twice, but three times. From “normal” political and economic challenges to revolution and economic collapse, then to COVID-19, and, most recently, to the terrible explosion that rocked Beirut.

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Repairing Damaged Homes After the Beirut Blast

by Anera

Sep 17, 2020

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Anera is working with partners like Muslim Aid, to repair damaged homes in Beirut, Lebanon. On August 4, 2020 at around 6 PM local time, a pair of explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. In a city of 1.9 million, at least 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Initial reports estimate the cost of…

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Delivering Hot Meals for Quarantined COVID-19 Patients in Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 10, 2020

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In Lebanon, Anera is delivering hot meals to COVID-19 patients quarantined in their homes. With the ongoing economic and political crises and the lack of social services, many families have become food insecure. The August 4 explosion at the port in Beirut made matters worse. These deliveries come at a critical time for families trying…

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Delivery of PPE to Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza

by Anera

Sep 3, 2020

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In Gaza, Anera’s medical donations team delivered COVID-19 emergency medicines 💊 and PPE 😷 to Shifa Hospital. These deliveries are vital with coronavirus cases rising in Gaza. Thank you 🙏🏽 Ray of Light Foundation for the funding that made this vital purchase possible.

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Shipment of Emergency Medicines Arrives in Beirut

by Anera

Aug 24, 2020

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After the Beirut explosion on August 4, 2020, Anera worked with our partners Direct Relief, the American Task Force for Lebanon, FedEx and others to put together a 56-ton shipment of emergency medicines and health care supplies. Learn about the shipment’s journey from the US to the Rafik Hariri Hospital in Beirut.

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Vocational students in Lebanon combat COVID-19

by Anera

Jul 27, 2020

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Abdul Rahim is a Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. While still a child, he had to drop out of school to support his family. Recently, the teen enrolled in one of Anera’s vocational education courses on sewing. Now he is employed full-time making face masks and helping Lebanon combat COVID-19.

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