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International Women’s Day

by Anera

Mar 8, 2024

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On this International Women’s Day 2024, we share the story of women who benefit from our rooftop garden projects in Lebanon. This is just one of our many projects built to empower women.

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Overview of Anera’s Response in Gaza (Video)

by Anera

Feb 9, 2024

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With approximately 450 individuals working on the ground, Anera is delivering humanitarian aid in Gaza every day.

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Voices From Gaza: A Collective Journal

by Anera

Feb 5, 2024

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“Voices From Gaza: A Collective Journal” is Anera’s series of stories from individuals in Gaza who share their experiences since October 7.

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From Home to Homeless in Gaza

Dec 31, 2023

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Greetings from Gaza, the most miserable place in the world, where rivers are made of blood not water. I am writing to share the latest chapter of my story, as I am certain that my and other Gazans’ experiences right now are profound enough to fill volumes with accounts that have yet to cross anyone’s…

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Crisis in Ein El Hilweh: Urgent Humanitarian Response Needed

Aug 1, 2023

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Ein El Hilweh, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, is currently facing a dire situation as hundreds of families are displaced from their homes following clashes among armed groups in the camp. As the violence escalates, thousands of people have been displaced, and the situation demands immediate humanitarian assistance. In this blog post, we…

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Breast Cancer Under Occupation: a Personal Perspective

Mar 16, 2023

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Breast cancer is a disease that affects millions of women around the world. In fact, one in every eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. For women living in conflict zones, including the West Bank and Gaza, breast cancer can be particularly scary. When I first learned about the high breast cancer death…

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Palestinian Teachers’ Day 2022

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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Today is Palestinian Teachers’ Day, a time to recognize all those who play an integral part in the development of children, such as Anera’s program officer in Gaza, Suad Lubbad. “Having a personal mission to invest in the development of young children to reach a better tomorrow for Palestine has inspired me to persevere in…

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 5, 2022

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World Soil Day 2022: Overcoming Restrictions in Palestinian Agriculture The health of the soil in Palestine has suffered over the past several decades, due to land access restrictions, over-farming of small plots, and use of damaging fertilizers. Palestinian farmers are working to tackle the problems so they can keep up agricultural traditions that go back…

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Update from Lebanon

Sep 13, 2022

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When asked to give an update about Lebanon, what can I say? We have a dichotomous society. There are places where the beaches are full, restaurants are booked, and people are living seemingly normal lives. But the fact is for the majority of people in Lebanon, the situation is only getting worse. Perhaps the worst…

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Anera on the Ground: The Tech Ecosystem in Palestine

by Anera

Jun 27, 2022

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Professionals in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) are and will continue to be among the most prized and sought after in the global job market. Each year, more work moves into the digital space – now accelerated by the changes COVID-19 has brought to the work world. And digital skills are increasingly…

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