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What Does “Al Afiya” Mean to You?

by Anera

Oct 5, 2015

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We asked students & teachers at the Spafford Children’s Center in the Old City of Jerusalem to explain “al afiya” (العافية). Here’s what they had to say…

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Meet Tamer and Lana, Siblings from the West Bank with Gaucher Disease

by Anera

Apr 1, 2015

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Tamer, 14, and his sister Lana, 13, live in Jenin, West Bank. They both suffer from a rare inherited disease called gaucher that is life-threatening without treatment. For 10 years, Anera has provided Tamer and Lana with the treatment they need to combat gaucher disease. They go to the clinic every couple weeks to get…

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Crisis in Gaza 2014: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Dec 2, 2014

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Thanks to a dedicated and generous community of donors, Anera’s Gaza staff was able to respond immediately to the bombings in Gaza. Anera is one of the few international organizations that consistently gets health care and humanitarian relief supplies into Gaza. Since our Gaza office opened in 1984, Anera has built or renovated infrastructure, linked Gazan…

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Love Stories for World Heart Day 2014

by Anera

Sep 29, 2014

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According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year. That is more than cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria. In honor of World Heart Day, Anera features the story of two couples in Lebanon in love. The husbands both take heart…

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Palestinian Refugee Women from Syria

by Anera

Dec 2, 2013

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More than 90,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Lebanon’s overcrowded, poor 12 Palestinian refugee camps. Women and children account for 74% of the refugees. Six out of 10 families have to share one room and end up hanging blankets or pieces of cloth to mark off space for privacy.   Women struggle to…

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Children From Palestine Share Their Dreams

by Anera

Oct 17, 2012

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Palestinian children from the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon share what they hope to become in the future.

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