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A Sustainable Response to COVID-19 in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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Anera’s staff in Lebanon are making their communities better during COVID-19 with sustainable solutions.

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What Does it Take to Assemble Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza?

by Anera

May 19, 2020

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What does it take to put together a sustainable food parcel in Gaza? Anera’s Rania Elhelo explains the process β€” from the greenhouse, the warehouse and to Palestinian families’ homes. Anera’s food parcels provide Palestinian families enough food for a month while providing income for Palestinian farmers who supply fresh produce.

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Providing for Family While Reducing Flooding in Gaza, Palestine

by Anera

Mar 16, 2020

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With funding from Islamic Relief USA, Anera hired 30 laborers to remove accumulated dirt and sand from 1,800 storm drains in Gaza City during heavy rains. The work mitigates flooding and benefits 400,000 residents. The views expressed herein are those of Anera and shall not, in any way whatsoever, be construed to reflect the official…

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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 πŸ’».⁣ 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 πŸ’ͺ🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½

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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. β€œThe only thing I know for sure is baking,” says Khyria. β€œTo 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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