Gaza and West Bank Response Log

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In this log, Anera will provide updates on unfolding war in Palestine and our response. Please stay tuned here for the latest information. To subscribe for weekly updates via SMS on our response in Gaza, text GAZA to 1-866-549-0055.

June 13, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 66,000 meals through our community kitchens:

  • North Tekias: 30,000 meals
  • Middle Area Tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis Tekia: 4,500 hot meals and 5,400 servings of flatbread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis Tekia 1: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis Tekia 2: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt Funded Kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

Additionally, we distributed 2,100 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area, providing enough food for 58,800 meals.

In total, between hot meals and fresh produce, we provided 124,800 meals today.

From our distribution center in the middle area, we supplied 500 jerrycans for water collection, 500 cartons of high-energy biscuits, and 200 filled 11-liter water jugs, courtesy of UNICEF. These supplies were distributed to displaced people in the middle area and Khan Younis.

We also implemented a wound management clinic in Khan Younis, treating a total of 97 cases, including 34 new cases and 63 follow-ups. Additionally, 44 patients visited the NCD clinic today: 24 continuing their follow-ups and receiving medication, 7 suspected cases under follow-up, and 13 in good health.


June 12, 2024

Today, we provided 92,400 meals, including hot meals and fresh produce. We collectively prepared and distributed 63,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • North tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia 1: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis Tekia 2: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt-funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals.

From our distribution center in Deir Al Balah, we distributed 2,088 jerrycans for water collection to 1,044 families (two containers per family). We also distributed 3,132 packs of menstrual pads to support the needs of 1,044 families (three packs per family). This aid was provided by UNICEF and distributed to displaced people in Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis.

We also hosted a wound management clinic in Khan Younis, where we attended to 82 patients, including 42 new cases and 40 follow-ups. And 53 patients visited our noncommunicable diseases clinic today, including 35 patients who had already been diagnosed and are continuing their follow-ups and receiving medication, and 11 suspected cases currently under follow-up until confirmation, and seven in good health.

Yesterday, Anera hosted recreational activities for 1,841 children and youth across nine shelters in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, with 298 parents also participating.

Over the past few days, Anera has received 17 truckloads of goods provided by UNICEF at our distribution center in Deir Al Balah. The shipments contain hygiene kits, adult diapers, water, jerrycans, and menstrual pads. And today, two additional UNICEF truckloads of high-energy biscuits arrived at our distribution center in Gaza City. Anera is distributing all these humanitarian items as promptly as possible.

June 11, 2024

Today, we provided 93,900 meals to people in Gaza, including hot meals and fresh produce. We collectively prepared and distributed 64,500 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • North tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia 1: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia 2: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt-funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals.

From our distribution center in Deir Al Balah, we distributed 4,800 packs of menstrual pads, supporting 1,600 women, and 300 hygiene kits, provided to 600 families. We delivered this aid to displaced people in Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis.

We implemented a wound management clinic in Khan Younis today, seeing 79 patients, including 42 new cases and 37 follow-ups. And 98 patients visited our noncommunicable disease clinic today, including 92 patients who had already been diagnosed and are continuing their follow-ups and receiving medication, and three patients newly diagnosed and three suspected cases currently under follow-up until confirmation.

So far this week, Anera has supported 1,772 children through psychosocial support and recreational activities in seven shelters. Two hundred thirty-five parents joined their children in these activities.

We received eight trucks from UNICEF today at our distribution center in Gaza City: six carrying hygiene kits and two carrying high-energy biscuits.

June 10, 2024

Today, we provided 89,400 meals to people in Gaza, including hot meals and fresh produce. Through our community kitchen tekias, we collectively prepared and distributed 60,000 hot meals:

  • Gaza City and North tekias: 30,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 4,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 3,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals.

In the North and Gaza City, we distributed 400 menstrual hygiene management kits to women, provided by Tawfiq and Nimat Fakhouri Foundation. Additionally, we distributed 4,800 packs of menstrual pads provided by UNICEF, to 1,600 women, with each woman receiving three packs. We also distributed 200 hygiene kits from UNICEF, supporting 400 families. This aid was directed to displaced people in Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis.

Also today, we hosted a wound management clinic in Khan Younis today, attending to 88 patients, including 37 new cases and 51 follow-ups. And 56 patients visited our noncommunicable diseases clinic today, including 48 patients who had already been diagnosed and are continuing their follow-ups, five suspected cases currently under follow-up until confirmation and three patients who are in good health.

Last week, from Sunday to Thursday, we hosted recreational and psychosocial support activities for 7,183 children, and held specialist sessions for 225 parents in seven shelters in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah.

June 9, 2024

Today, Anera’s team in Gaza prepared and distributed 54,300 hot meals through four tekias (community kitchens) in Gaza City, Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis. Also, in Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis, Anera distributed 11 bags of flour, from which was produced 9,900 flat breads. Finally, in Mawasi, Khan Younis, the team distributed food parcels from the World Food Program to 1,665 families, each receiving two parcels.

The team also distributed feminine hygiene products to 800 families.

Finally, the health team implemented a wound management clinic in Khan Younis, where we attended to 55 patients. Our non-communicable disease clinic continued operations, providing screenings and doctor consultations for 50 patients.

Families coming for their food parcels.
Food parcels ready for pick-up.

June 8, 2024

Due to the invasion and escalations in the eastern areas of Deir El Balah by the Israeli military, our staff have left the area and halted our interventions there for their safety. Despite these challenges, our food aid efforts in other parts of Gaza continue. In Gaza City and the north, we successfully prepared 30,000 hot meals. Additionally, in Mawasi, Khan Younis, we distributed 2,676 WFP food parcels to families in the area. In total, between hot meals and food parcels, we were able to provide 110,280 meals.

In Khan Younis, we implemented a wound management clinic, attending to a total of 105 cases, including 36 new cases and 69 follow-ups. Additionally, our NCD (Non-Communicable Diseases) clinic remained operational, providing screenings and doctor consultations. Today, 84 patients visited the NCD clinic: 65 for follow-ups, 14 suspected cases under observation, and 5 new confirmed cases (4 with hypertension and 1 with diabetes) who have begun receiving the necessary medication.


June 7, 2024

Today, our collective efforts resulted in the preparation and distribution of 64,500 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and North Tekias: 30,000 meals
  • Middle Area Tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis Tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis oPt funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

In addition, we gratefully received three trucks donated by IHP and Direct Relief, transporting vital medical supplies and medicines, which were delivered to our distribution center in Gaza City yesterday.


June 6, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 64,500 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and North Tekias: 30,000 meals
  • Middle Area Tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis Tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis oPt-funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

Additionally, we distributed 1,150 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, the Middle Area, and Khan Younis, providing enough food for 32,200 meals.

From our distribution center in Jabalia in the North, we distributed 200 UAE food parcels to displaced people in Gaza City.

In total, between hot meals and fresh produce, we provided 101,100 meals today.

From our distribution center in Deir El Balah in the Middle Area, we dispatched 3,200 menstrual pads from UNICEF to displaced women in informal shelters in Khan Younis and the Middle Area. We also distributed 270 ten-liter water containers and 520 eleven-liter water gallons, all filled with water and provided by UNICEF.

Our wound management clinic continues in Khan Younis, where we attended to a total of 82 cases, including 32 new cases and 50 follow-ups. Additionally, our NCD clinic continued operations, providing screenings and doctor consultations. A total of 31 patients visited the NCD clinic today, including 27 patients who had already been diagnosed and were continuing their follow-ups, and 4 suspected cases currently under follow-up until confirmation.


June 5, 2024

Today, we provided 110,700 meals to people in Gaza, including hot meals and fresh produce. We collectively prepared and distributed 64,500 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza City and North tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 3,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,650 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis, providing enough food to support 46,200 meals.

From our distribution center in Deir El Balah, we distributed 60 UNICEF hygiene kits to support 120 families living in informal shelters in the middle area.

We also hosted a wound management clinic in Khan Younis. We saw an increase in patient visits, attending to 85 patients in total — 36 new cases and 49 follow-ups. And at our non-communicable disease clinic, we attended to 30 patients, screening blood pressure and blood sugar and providing ongoing treatment as needed.

June 4, 2024

Today, we provided 110,830 meals to people in Gaza, including hot meals, fresh produce, and food parcels. We collectively prepared and distributed 69,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza City and North tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis oPt-funded kitchen: 13,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. Our hot meals and fresh produce distributions are made possible with funding from Islamic Relief USA.

From our distribution center in Gaza City, we dispatched 220 Jordan Chamber of Industry-donated food parcels, each weighing 44 pounds (20 kilograms), along with 220 55-pound (25 kilogram) bags of flour provided by the World Food Programme, to displaced people in north Gaza. Additionally, we distributed 250 small food parcels, also provided by the Jordan Chamber of Industry, which included packaged goods and 7-pound (3 kilogram) bags of rice to hosting communities in Gaza City.

With support from Together Rising, we also hosted a wound management clinic today in Khan Younis, where we attended to a total of 75 patients, including 39 new cases and 36 follow-ups. Additionally, our non-communicable diseases (NCD) clinic continued operations, providing screenings and doctor consultations for 68 patients today, including three newly confirmed cases who began their first doses of antihypertensive medicines and six suspected cases currently being monitored. Our NCD clinic also saw 39 patients for follow-up appointments with the doctor, and screened another 19 individuals who we found to be in good health.

Yesterday, our team of psychosocial support activities facilitators delivered recreational and activities in six shelters in Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis for 1,410 children. Three hundred and sixty seven parents participated too. This program is supported by the International Rescue Committee.

Also yesterday, we collectively prepared and distributed 51,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza city and north tekias: 30,000
  • Middle area tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 3,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals

We hosted a wound management clinic in Khan Younis yesterday, where we attended to a total of 77 cases, including 33 new cases and 44 follow-ups. And we continued screening for hypertension and blood sugar levels at our non-communicable diseases clinic to identify suspected cases for physician consultations. We screened 64 people, diagnosing 42 patients and seeing other patients for follow-up appointments.

And on Sunday, our facilitators hosted recreational and psychosocial support activities in five shelters, with 924 children and 201 parents participating.

June 3, 2024

As an organization committed to humanitarian relief, long-term development, and peaceful coexistence in the Middle East, Anera welcomes the proposed ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas announced by President Biden.

Initial indications are that the plan includes the key elements required to end this horrible stage of the conflict: freeing of Israeli and Palestinian hostages and detainees, an end to the war through a temporary cease-fire with negotiations leading to an enduring ceasefire and peace, and a significant increase in humanitarian aid. The President’s remarks, and prior discussion among Anera, other NGO representatives, and Administration officials, give us some hope that the significant work over the past few weeks undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and others in the international humanitarian community will soon bear fruit.

Read the full statement>>>

June 2, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 64,500 meals through our community kitchens:

  • 30,000 in Gaza City and the north,
  • 12,000 in the middle area,
  • 3,000 in Mawasi Khan Younis,
  • 6,000 in Khan Younis,
  • and 13,500 in the Mawasi, Khan Younis oPt funded kitchen.

Additionally, we distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough food for 29,400 meals. In total, we provided 93,900 meals today.

Anera’s oPt funded kitchen in Khan Younis | June 2, 2024

We also conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, attending to 54 cases, including 20 new cases and 34 follow-ups. Furthermore, we continued screening for hypertension and blood sugar at our NCD clinic to prepare suspected cases for doctor consultations. A total of 20 people were screened: 13 were diagnosed and are now receiving follow-ups, 5 are suspected cases that may require referrals, and 2 were found to be clear. This means that 25% of today’s cases showed high readings of blood pressure and blood sugar and will receive proper care.


June 1, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 64,500 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and north tekias: 30,000
  • Middle area tekia: 12,000
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 3,000
  • Khan Younis tekia: 6,000
  • Mawasi Khan Younis oPt funded kitchen: 13,500

Additionally, we distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. In total, we provided 93,900 meals today.

From our distribution center in Deir El Balah in the middle area, we dispatched 200 UNICEF hygiene kits to support 400 families returning to their destroyed or partially destroyed homes in Khan Younis. Yesterday evening, we received four additional UNICEF trucks: two carrying hygiene kits, one with mattresses, and one carrying both mattresses and hygiene kits. We also distributed 620 water gallons, each providing 11 liters of water, to informal shelters throughout Khan Younis.

We conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, attending to 78 cases, including 32 new cases and 46 follow-ups. Additionally, we continued screening for hypertension and blood sugar at our NCD clinic to prepare suspected cases for doctor consultations. A total of 100 people were screened: 49 patients were diagnosed and are now receiving follow-ups, 21 are suspected cases that may require referrals, and 30 were found to be clear. This means that 21% of today’s cases showed high readings of blood pressure and blood sugar and will receive proper care.

Furthermore, we started distributing a shipment from our distribution center in Hebron, generously donated by Direct Relief.


May 31, 2024

Today, Anera’s team in Gaza prepared and distributed 55,500 meals through four tekias (community kitchens) in Gaza City, Jabalia, Deir Al Balah and Mawasi, Khan Younis. They also distributed 600 food parcels from the Jordan Chamber of Industry in Gaza City, equating to 26,400 meals. In total, Anera provided 81,900 meals.

We received three trucks from UNICEF at one of our distribution centers in Deir Al Balah, with two carrying menstrual pads and one carrying water.

Our brave colleague Sami Mater ensured the safe delivery of fuel and food to the Emirati Field Hospital, despite heavy bombing near the facility. The hospital, staffed by 120 dedicated workers, greatly appreciated the supplies and expressed a need for regular weekly shipments, which Anera is working to bring about.

SAMS donated 16 pallets of pediatric medications for Gaza from a needs list Anera shared with them. They arrived at our Jordan storage location and are ready to ship to Gaza. The pallets also contain antibiotics, antifungals, analgesics and other supplies.

May 30, 2024

Today, our community kitchens collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 hot meals:

  • 30,000 in Gaza City and the north,
  • 10,500 in the middle area,
  • and 7,500 in Mawasi Khan Younis.

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough food for 29,400 meals. In total, we provided 77,400 meals today.

In Khan Younis, we held a wound management care clinic, attending to 65 cases, including 27 new and 38 follow-up cases. At our NCD clinic, supported by WeCare.id and individual donors, we screened 46 people for hypertension and blood sugar. Among them, 11 were diagnosed and are now receiving follow-ups, 15 are suspected cases that may need referrals, and 20 were found clear. This means 32% of today’s cases showed high readings and will receive proper care.

We also received three trucks from the UAE, carrying 42 pallets, which were moved from the WFP UN Logbase to our distribution center in the middle area. Additionally, three UNICEF trucks arrived, with two carrying water gallon jerry cans and one carrying hygiene kits.

Yesterday, we held psychosocial support (PSS) activities in six shelters in the Middle Area and Khan Younis, involving 1,170 children and 226 parents. Due to the current situation in Rafah, no PSS activities could be delivered there.


May 29, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and North Tekias: 30,000
  • Middle Area Tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis Tekia: 7,500 hot meals

Additionally, we distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough food for 29,400 meals.

In total, we provided 77,400 meals between hot meals and fresh produce.

Over the past two days, we conducted two wound management care clinic days in Khan Younis, attending to 102 cases, including 45 new cases and 57 follow-ups. We also screened 41 people for hypertension and blood sugar at our NCD clinic to prepare suspected cases for doctor consultations.


May 28, 2024

Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, we provided 80,000 meals today. Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 45,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza City and North tekias: 30,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 4,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. Our hot meals and fresh produce distributions are made possible with funding from Islamic Relief USA.

We distributed 250 25-kilogram (55 pound) bags of flour and 200 food parcels provided by the United Arab Emirates to informal shelters in the Middle area.

Yesterday, we hosted psychosocial support activities in five locations – two in Rafah and three in Khan Younis. We stopped all activities in other locations due to the ongoing Israeli attacks. A total of 223 children and 18 parents participated in the activities. This program is supported by the International Rescue Committee.

May 27, 2024

“They said it was safe.”

Late Sunday, an Israeli airstrike in Rafah killed dozens of displaced civilians in tents, causing a fire that spread across the camp. Médecins Sans Frontières reported 28 dead and 180 injured.

The strike, condemned by global leaders, followed the UN’s order for Israel to stop its offensive in southern Gaza. The Israel Defense Forces said they targeted senior Hamas leaders and would investigate the civilian deaths.

One family recounted their terrifying escape after the apartment building they were staying in was hit. “They said it is safe,” said the mother. “There is no safe place in Rafah.” Read the article on NBC.


Our team in Gaza prepared and distributed 48,000 hot meals through our tekias (community kitchens) in Gaza City, Jabalia, Deir Al Balah and Mawasi, Khan Younis. They distributed 1,400 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 39,200 meals. And they also delivered 700 food parcels, provided by the UAE, to informal shelters in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. In addition, the team delivered 2,900 25-kilo bags of flour to feed displaced families.

Yesterday, nine trucks carrying tents arrived at our distribution center in Gaza City.

Our wound management clinic in Khan Younis treated 56 patients and we continued screening for hypertension and blood sugar at another clinic in preparation for doctor consultations.

Unfortunately, we had to halt most of our psychosocial activities today and withdraw from the schools due to bombings nearby.

May 26, 2024

Our Gaza team today coordinated preparation and distribution of 48,000 hot meals through our tekias (community kitchens) in Gaza City, Jabalia, Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis. The team also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. Between hot meals and fresh produce and food parcels, Anera provided 77,400 meals.

We delivered 2,500 25-kilo bags of flour provided by the UAE to four informal shelters in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. The team also dispensed 1,000 10-liter water containers provided by UNICEF.

Our health team conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, treating 28 patients. Additionally, at our recently opened non-communicable disease clinic, our medical staff continues to screen patients by collecting blood sugar and blood pressure readings in preparation for scheduled visits with doctors. Twenty patients received screening services and now have scheduled appointments to see the doctor.

Yesterday, three trucks from UNICEF arrived at our distribution center in Deir Al Balah, carrying water and hygiene kits.

May 25, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza city and north tekias: 30,000
  • Middle area tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, Khan Younis and middle area, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals.

We also distributed 550 JCI food parcels, providing enough aid to support 24,200 meals. These parcels were given to displaced people and hosting communities in Gaza City.

Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, we provided 101,600 meals.

Additionally, we received six trucks late last night: one carrying medicines and medical supplies, which went to our distribution center in the Middle area, and five carrying tents, supported by MAUSA, which went to our distribution center in Gaza City.

Our Gaza health team also conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, treating a total of 75 cases. This included 20 new patients and 55 follow-up visits.

May 24, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza City and north tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

Our hot meals are made possible with funding from Islamic Relief USA.

Yesterday, 13 trucks of food aid donated by the United Arab Emirates arrived to our distribution center in Deir Al Balah Governorate, containing flour, salt cooking oil, lentils, canned fool, bulgur, macaroni, and jareesh (crushed wheat).

Karaoke and live music hosted at Anera’s shelter in Mawasi, Khan Younis. Anera’s psychosocial support activities are supported by International Rescue Committee.

May 23, 2024

Today, our collective efforts resulted in the preparation and distribution of 49,500 meals through our tekias (community kitchens):

  • Gaza City and North Tekias: 30,000 meals
  • Middle Area Tekia: 12,000 hot meals and 4,500 flatbread servings
  • Mawasi-Khan Younis Tekia: 7,500 hot meals

Additionally, we distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. In total, between hot meals, bread, and fresh produce, we provided 79,000 meals today.

Our wound management clinic in Khan Younis also held services, attending to 58 people, with 38 follow-ups and 20 new cases.

Yesterday, we conducted PSS (Psychosocial Support) activities in 10 shelters: 4 in Rafah, 2 in the middle area, and 2 in Khan Younis. These activities brought joy and support to 1,152 children and 194 caregivers, with over 600 older children participating.


May 22, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 49,500 hot meals through our Tekia program of community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and north tekias: 30,000
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and middle area, providing enough food to support 29,400 meals. Our hot meals and fresh produce distributions are made possible with funding from Islamic Relief USA.

Between hot meals and fresh produce, we provided 78,900 meals today.

We have also distributed 200 ten-liter (2.6 gallon) jerrycan water containers provided by UNICEF to 200 displaced families in Deir Al Balah.

Also today, our team hosted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, seeing a total of 54 patients, including 23 new cases and 31 follow-ups.

Yesterday, we conducted psychosocial support activities at seven shelters: three in Deir Al Balah, two in Khan Younis, and two in Rafah. A total of 883 young children participated in recreational activities, 226 took part in other psychosocial support activities, and 200 parents joined their younger children in the activities.

May 21, 2024

Today, we provided 78,300 meals in Gaza, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce. Collectively, our community kitchen tekias prepared and distributed 49,500 hot meals:

  • Gaza City and North tekias: 30,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 12,000 hot meals and 4,500 flatbread servings
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 27,300 meals. Our hot meals and fresh produce distributions are made possible with funding from Islamic Relief USA.

Our team conducted a wound management care clinic today in Khan Younis, attending to 50 patients, including 29 new cases and 21 follow-ups. This program is supported by Together Rising.

Yesterday, we conducted psychosocial support activities in six shelters, three in Deir Al Balah, one in Khan Younis, and two in Rafah. The activities included 1,080 young children who participated in recreational activities, and 398 older children who joined in structured therapeutic activities. Two hundred ninety caregivers also joined in the fun with the younger children. This program is supported by the International Rescue Committee.

Yesterday, five trucks with food donated by the Jordan Chamber of Industry arrived via a World Food Program convoy to our distribution center in Gaza City, delivering ready-to-eat parcels, rice, and canned meat.

May 20, 2024

Our Gaza team coordinated distributions of 49,500 hot meals through our tekias (community kitchens): 30,000 at the Gaza City and north tekias, 12,000 meals and 4,500 flatbreads at the Deir Al Balah kitchen and 7,500 meals at the Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia. The team also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 27,300 meals. In total, Anera provided 78,300 meals today.

Our health team conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, treating 56 patients.

And, finally, with support from IRC, Anera provided psychosocial activities in six shelters: four in Deir Al Balah and two in Khan Younis. 798 children and 274 parents participated. Additional special psychosocial activities reached 418 older children. The activities for older children structured with an expressive arts focus, enabling the children to talk about their experiences, share their concerns, become more sociable, and build confidence.

Painting at one of our psychosocial activities for older children. The text says “The most cherished country is Gaza. Our homeland.”

May 19, 2024

Our Gaza team coordinated preparation and distribution of 49,500 hot meals through our community kitchens in Gaza City, Jabalia, Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis. Anera also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 23,100 meals. Between hot meals, bread and fresh produce, Anera delivered 74,100 meals.

We received in Gaza five trucks from the Jordan Chamber of Industry carrying medical items, baby milk, and diapers.

The health team conducted a wound management clinic in Khan Younis. Thirty-nine patients came for treatment.

Making bread at Anera’s tekia in Deir Al Balah on May 19, 2024.

May 18, 2024

Today, three tekias were operational in Khan Younis, Gaza’s middle area and Gaza City and the north. A total of 48,000 hot meals were provided, and 1,050 fresh produce baskets were distributed in Mawasi-Khan Younis and Gaza’s middle area. Additionally, hygiene kits were distributed in the middle area, with 40 kits from UNICEF benefiting 80 families at an informal shelter for orphaned children.

In Khan Younis, we conducted a wound management clinic, attending to 66 cases, including 23 new cases and 43 follow-ups. We also began distributing a shipment of medicine and supplies donated by Life-Makers Egypt.


May 17, 2024

Our Gaza team coordinated preparation and distribution of 48,000 hot meals through our community kitchens in Gaza City, Jabalia, Deir Al Balah and Khan Younis.

Yesterday, in partnership with the ICR, Anera provided psychosocial activities at four school shelters for more than 350 children in the middle area.

MSF released a new report today, called “Gaza’s Silent Killings: New MSF report denounces destruction of healthcare system.” The report chronicles how Gaza’s healthcare system has been devastated, with men, women and children at increasing risk of acute malnutrition and rapidly deteriorating physical and mental health. Read the MSF report >>>

Graphic showing Anera’s medical aid that has gone into Gaza since the war began in October.

May 16, 2024

Today in Gaza, we collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza City and north Gaza tekias: 30,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi-Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

700 fresh produce baskets were also distributed to displaced families in Khan Younis and the middle area. Altogether our Gaza team provided 63,400 meals between hot meals and fresh produce.

On the healthcare front, we operated a wound management clinic in Khan Younis, attended by 55 patients, comprising 36 new cases and 19 follow-ups, highlighting a notable rise in cases for the day.


May 15, 2024

Today, we collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 meals through our community kitchens:

  • Gaza city and north tekias: 30,000
  • Middle area tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,200 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and middle area, providing enough food to support 26,400 meals.

Between hot meals and fresh produce, we provided 74,400 meals.

Today, our team conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis. We witnessed an increase of patients today. A total of 46 patients attended, including 35 new cases and 11 follow-ups.

Yesterday, we conducted activities in 5 schools, providing recreational and PSS activities for over 700 children. However, schools in Rafah remain inaccessible due to ongoing incursions.


May 14, 2024

Today, we provided food to supply 74,400 meals, including hot meals and fresh produce. We collectively prepared and distributed 48,000 hot meals through our community kitchen tekias:

  • Gaza City and Jabalia tekias: 30,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 10,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals

We also distributed 1,200 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough food to support 26,400 meals.

Today, our team conducted a wound management care clinic in Khan Younis, supported by Together Rising. A total of 27 patients attended, including 19 new cases and 8 follow-ups.

Yesterday, we conducted psychosocial support activities in two school shelters in Deir Al Balah, with 299 children participating. Due to the invasion of Rafah, we have had to suspend our psychosocial support activities in the eight school shelters located in Rafah. We continue our psychosocial support activities, with support from International Rescue Committee, at four school shelters in Khan Younis.

May 13, 2024

Today, three of Anera’s tekias (community kitchens) were operational, collectively preparing 48,000 hot meals for displaced families in Mawasi (Khan Younis), Deir Al Balah and in Gaza City. Our amazing Gaza team also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals and fresh produce, Anera provided 81,000 meals today.

Our wound management clinic is now up and running in Mawasi, Khan Younis. We’ve relocated to a camp with 500 tents for internally displaced families. Most of the residents were injured and have relocated from hospitals. They are in need of dressings and follow-up for their injuries. In just three hours, we’ve already seen and treated 24 new patients.

Our health team in Gaza distributed a variety of healthcare items urgently needed by the IMC Hospital in eastern Rafah, which is taking in more patients because of the Israeli invasion of Rafah. One critical delivery was 1,500 bottles of general anesthetics for surgeries at the IMC Hospital.

May 12, 2024

Today, three of our tekias (community kitchens) were operational, collectively preparing 38,000 hot meals for displaced families in Khan Younis, Deir Al Balah and Jabalia (in the north). Our tekia in the north has relocated to an area that did not receive an evacuation order and our team is monitoring the situation to ensure the safety and continuity of food distribution in the area.

With the borders closed for a week and limited local supplies, addressing the needs of the people – particularly in densely populated areas with displaced populations – has become increasingly challenging. The borders need to be opened in order to facilitate the scaling up of aid and meal production in areas accommodating large numbers of displaced individuals from other governorates. Our Gaza staff are working tirelessly to find solutions to provide essential assistance to those in need.

Anera also distributed 1,200 fresh produce baskets, primarily to displaced individuals who recently fled Rafah and sought refuge in Khan Younis and the middle areas. The baskets contained enough produce to support 26,400 meals.

In Gaza City, our team distributed 500 food parcels provided by the UAE to displaced persons currently without shelter, as well as to hosting communities in Gaza City. The parcels came out of our distribution center in Gaza City. Efforts are ongoing to retrieve the aid left behind at our distribution center in Jabalia in the north.

Combining hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, the Anera team provided enough food aid to support a total of 84,400 meals.

May 11, 2024

Our Gaza staff are reporting the alarming news of new and unexpected evacuation orders, issued by the Israeli military, for all of the North Gaza Governorate. Our team lead in Gaza tells us:

“Today marked another devastating day here. The people of Gaza are in a fight for survival. We were in the north preparing for aid distributions early this morning when leaflets fell from the sky calling for an immediate evacuation (we had a 15-minute warning) of 200,000 people. Shortly after, a huge explosion rocked the area. I felt the heat and impact.

“People are scared – we are scared. But we must help them. So many people were begging us not to leave because they need our help. We were forced to leave for our safety. We secured our distribution center, leaving the aid behind, and left for Gaza City with our families.

“Everyone is now heading to Gaza City, although most of the city is in ruins. There are already 200,000 people there, and 200,000 expected to flee from the north. However, in its current state Gaza City can only support maybe 100,000 people, making it impossible to accommodate the anticipated influx of 400,000 individuals.

“These displaced people will be left to sleep on the streets, on rubble, and in shells of buildings. We are currently working on relocating our community kitchen in the north and figuring out how we can get the aid here to support the displaced people in Gaza City.

Adding to this nightmare, all crossings have been closed since May 6 with no commercial goods or aid coming in. The local market has been depleted of supplies, leaving remaining goods exorbitantly priced. The supplies we have left to distribute probably won’t last the week. We need the borders open to bring aid in or more people will starve. It is so hot here and there is no water. People are thirsty.”

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May 10, 2024

Today, we distributed enough food aid to support 490,700 meals, including hot meals, food parcels, and flour. Three of our community kitchens were operational, collectively preparing 32,000 hot meals:

  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia in the north: 20,000 hot meals

Our team in the north today distributed 1,300 food parcels donated by United Arab Emirates, along with 55-pound (25-kilogram) bags of flour and cooking oil to hosting communities in Gaza City. We also distributed 6,000 55-pound bags of flour provided by the World Food Programme to people in Jabalia in the north.

May 9, 2024

Today, we distributed enough food to support 55,100 meals, including hot meals and fresh produce. Three of our community kitchens were operational, collectively preparing 32,000 hot meals:

  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, middle area, and Khan Younis, providing enough food supply to support 23,100 meals.

And in the north, our team are packaging and preparing for our distribution tomorrow of food parcels provided by the United Arab Emirates.

Additionally, we implemented our eighth wound management clinic day in Rafah, supported by Together Rising. We attended to 27 patients, including nine new cases and 18 follow-up appointments.

May 8, 2024

Today, five of our community kitchens were operational, collectively preparing 48,500 meals:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 7,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia in the north: 20,000 hot meals

We also distributed 1,050 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah, middle area, and Khan Younis, providing enough food supply to support 23,100 meals.

Between hot meals and fresh produce, we distributed enough food to support 71,600 meals.

In partnership with the Middle East Council of Churches, we implemented our first health day in the Shejaiya area in North Gaza. The distribution of medicines and medical supplies were donated by our partners Americares and Direct Relief. Some 150 individuals sought medical care and assistance during this day.

Additionally, we implemented our 7th wound management care day in the safer area of Rafah today, where no evacuation orders were issued. A total of 27 cases were attended to, comprising 15 new cases and 12 follow-up appointments.


May 7, 2024

Between hot meals, food parcels and flour, we distributed enough food to support 88,500 meals in Gaza today. Four of our community kitchen tekias were operational today, collectively preparing 41,000 hot meals:

  • Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 meals
  • Deir Al Balah tekia: 7,500 meals
  • Jabalia tekia in the north: 20,000 meals

In northern Gaza, we distributed today 500 food parcels and 500 55-pound (25-kilogram) bags of flour provided by the government of the United Arab Emirates to people in need in Beit Lahia.

Despite the current situation in Rafah, today we are distributing a shipment of Direct Relief medicines, supplies, and feminine and personal hygiene items.

May 6, 2024

A Threatened Invasion of Rafah Will Be a Catastrophe for Civilians

Today, Israel issued evacuation orders in the form of airdropped leaflets, text messages and phone calls to the large civilian population now sheltering in Rafah, directing people in the eastern neighborhoods of Rafah to flee to Mawasi, a southern coastal area devoid of infrastructure for basic services. Most families sheltering in Rafah have already been forcibly displaced during this war — often multiple times.

An Israeli ground invasion of Rafah will exacerbate the already catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza. With over 1.2 million people seeking refuge in Rafah, many with conditions that render unassisted movement impossible, the order to flee will deepen the dire scarcity of food, water and hygiene facilities. A ground assault will disrupt aid routes into Gaza at a time when the head of the World Food Programme has declared a “full-blown famine” is happening in the north and spreading south.

Anera and many other humanitarian organizations recently sent a public letter to President Biden urging the U.S. to prevent a Rafah offensive, along with taking action to alleviate the humanitarian crisis.

Due to the ongoing military operations and imminent invasion of Rafah and for the safety of our staff, our team has evacuated the area and temporarily suspended operations in Rafah until conditions allow for a safe return. We remain committed to extending aid to secure areas whenever and wherever possible. Our team continues to operate in Khan Younis, Deir Al Balah and the north. We are closely monitoring the situation and implementing all necessary measures to prioritize staff safety and determine how best to continue delivering essential aid in the current circumstances.


Despite evacuation orders issued today via phone calls, messages, and flyers instructing people to leave Rafah for designated “expanded humanitarian zones,” our team continued in their work both within and outside Rafah.

Five of our tekias were operational today, collectively preparing 47,000 meals:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 7,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia in the north: 20,000 hot meals

Due to the ongoing military operations and invasion of Rafah and for the safety of our staff, our team has evacuated the area and temporarily suspended operations in Rafah until conditions allow for safe return.

Nevertheless, we remain committed to extending aid to secure areas whenever and wherever possible.

In north Gaza, we distributed 2,600 food parcels provided by JCI to both displaced and non-displaced people in Gaza City, north Gaza, and surrounding areas.

Between hot meals and food parcels, we provided enough food aid to support 86,000 meals.

Last night, we received four trucks from UNICEF carrying hygiene kits and menstrual pads.


May 5, 2024

Today, the UAE and Anera announced the arrival of desperately needed food relief.

The World Food Programme declared today that northern Gaza is in the midst of famine. The head of the UN agency, Cindy McCain, said “there is famine – full-blown famine – in the north, and it’s moving its way south.” The announcement underscores the importance of shipments like that delivered by the UAE and Anera, and the urgent need for vastly more food aid in general into Gaza.


We served 47,000 hot meals in Gaza today. Five of our tekias, or community kitchens, were operational, including at the camp at the Qatari Hospital in Rafah; in Mawasi, Khan Younis; in Sanabel, Khan Younis; at Abu Assad, in Deir Al Balah; and in Jabalia, in the north.

Our new wound management clinic, supported by Together Rising, was also open today, and we provided treatment for 15 new patients and follow-up treatment for nine returning patients.

May 4, 2024

Anera’s Gaza team distributed 42,500 hot meals of fish in Rafah and Jabalia. They also distributed 1,800 food parcels (23,760 meals) in the north and 250 food parcels (13,750 meals) in southern Gaza.

Our healthcare colleagues operated a wound management clinic, serving 15 new patients and providing follow-up to six others.

Anera received 16 trucks carrying food.

May 3, 2024

Most of Anera’s team in Gaza are living in tents right now, given the danger of invasion in Rafah. Despite exhaustion, patchy communications and myriad other daily challenges, they continue to deliver humanitarian relief every day. Today, they coordinated delivery of 48,500 hot meals of fish to the Qatari camp, the Sanabel camp, in Deir El Balah and in Jabalia. They also brought in 10 trucks carrying 172 pallets of food aid.

May 2, 2024

Today, four of our community kitchens were in operation. Here is a breakdown of each:

  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals served
  • Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals served
  • Qatari camp kitchen in Rafah: 7,500 hot meals served
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis kitchen: 6,000 meals served

In total, we distributed 41,000 hot meals.

We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough fresh produce to support 33,000 meals.

From our distribution center, we distributed 500 25kg bags of flour, 6,000 bottles of 1.5 liters of water, and 500 food parcels from GEM. With support from JCI, we distributed 12,500 bags of chips and 400 food parcels. With support from UNICEF, we sent out 4,000 small boxes of clothes. This essential aid was sent out to more than 20 informal shelters in the middle area, Khan Younis and Rafah. In the north, we distributed 4 tons of rice, 250 food parcels, 230 tomato sauce cans and 340 cans of hummus.

Between hot meals, food parcels and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 103,750 meals.

Late last night, we received four Direct Relief trucks carrying emergency medical supplies.

With ongoing support from Rising Together, and emergency medical supplies from Direct Relief and Americares, today we implemented our second day of our wound management clinic today in Rafah, where 24 displaced people received care.

May 1, 2024

Anera’s health team in Gaza started our first wound management clinic today in Rafah, treating 17 patients, with ongoing support from Together Rising, Americares and Direct Relief.

Our Gaza team provided 20,000 rice and chicken hot meals at our kitchen in Jabalia, 7,500 in Khan Younis and 7,500 at the Qatari camp in Rafah. Anera also distributed 600 food parcels (from the Jordan Chamber of Industry – JCI) and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, Anera distributed enough food aid to support 105,200 meals.

Anera dispatched three trucks to the north of Gaza today, transporting essential food aid consisting of food parcels, rice, tomato sauce, and hummus provided by JCI. Yesterday, we received four JCI trucks, each containing two truckloads of chips, one food parcel, and one carrying flour. We also received three UNICEF trucks transporting water and hygiene kits.

From Anera’s first wound care clinic in Rafah.

April 30, 2024

Today, our tekia in Khan Younis cooked 7,500 hot meals, the oPt HF funded kitchen in Rafah prepared 3,000 hot meals and our tekia community kitchen in Jabalia distributed 20,000 hot meals. Overall, we distributed a total of 30,500 hot meals.

We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 63,500 meals today.

Also today, we distributed 800 boxes of clothes and 300 hygiene kits provided by UNICEF to 600 families in 14 informal shelters across Rafah, Deir Al Balah and Mawasi Khan Younis.

Yesterday, our facilitators managed to reach Madinat Hamad, a neighborhood in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis, to hold psychosocial support activities for the displaced children sheltering there.

And yesterday evening, we received four trucks from the Jordan Chamber of Industry carrying food and flour. We will be distributing these items promptly.

On Sunday, with our partner GEM, we were able for the first time to send three trucks with assistance (primarily flour, water, and beans) to northern Gaza.

April 29, 2024

Our Gaza team provided 20,000 rice and chicken hot meals at our kitchen in Jabalia and another 15,000 at one of our kitchens in Khan Younis. Anera also distributed 380 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 88,900 meals.

The team also distributed 1,350 boxes of clothes from UNICEF among families in eight informal shelters across Rafah and Khan Younis.

Yesterday, we brought in an additional four trucks from UNICEF carrying clothing, as well as eight GEM trucks carrying flour, water, and beans.

April 28, 2024

The United Arab Emirates and Anera have partnered to scale the humanitarian assistance to the people of Gaza. Today, 400 tons of food have reached Ashdod port via Larnaca in Cyprus to be loaded into trucks heading to Gaza in the next couple days. Read more.


Our Gaza team provided 20,000 rice and chicken hot meals at our kitchen in Jabalia. Anera also distributed 1,200 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 113,000 meals.

Anera also distributed hygiene kits for 400 families from UNICEF. Distributions went to 11 informal shelters in Deir Al Balah and Rafah.

Late last night, Anera received 33 trucks in Gaza: one Americares shipment carrying medical supplies, one carrying tents, five UNICEF trucks transporting hygiene kits and bottles of water, and 26 trucks from GEM containing food aid.

Yesterday, Anera conducted small group psychosocial activities in four schools in Rafah, with participation from 255 children and 30 parents.

April 27, 2024

Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, today we distributed enough food aid to support 77,000 meals. We distributed 12,000 hot meals of meat and rice at our oPt HF-funded Khan Younis kitchen, with meals going to displaced people in Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. We also prepared and distributed 20,000 hot meals in our tekia community kitchen in Jabalia. In total we distributed 32,000 hot meals.

And we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals.

From our distribution center, we packaged and distributed 300 food parcels provided by the Jordan Chamber of Industry. We also distributed 600 UNICEF hygiene kits benefitting 1,200 families, and 200 boxes of clothes from UNICEF. We provided this assistance at seven informal shelters in Khan Younis and Rafah.

We also received five truck loads of aid at our distribution center in Gaza today. The trucks were sent by the Jordan Chamber of Industry and carried food parcels, rice, flour and hummus and tahini.

April 26, 2024

A total of 23,000 hot meals were distributed today in Gaza:

  • 3,000 hot meals (rice and meat) were distributed at our oPt Humanitarian Fund supported Qatari camp kitchen in the south;
  • 20,000 were prepared and delivered from our Jabalia tekia (community kitchen) in the north.

Furthermore, we received 9 trucks from UNICEF: 5 transporting clothes and 4 carrying hygiene kits.


April 25, 2024

Today, a total of 3,000 hot meals (consisting of rice and meat) were distributed at our oPt HF-funded Qatari camp kitchen. Additionally, we prepared and distributed 20,000 hot meals at our tekia (community kitchen) in Jabalia, bringing the total number of hot meals distributed to 23,000.

We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals.

Combining hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we provided enough food aid to sustain 72,000 meals today.

From our distribution center, we distributed 400 food parcels from JCI and 400 UNICEF hygiene kits, benefiting 800 families. This assistance was directed to approximately 8 informal shelters in Gaza’s middle area and Rafah.

Furthermore, we received 7 trucks from GEM carrying food aid.

Fresh produce delivery today at a camp for displaced Palestinian families in Gaza.

April 24, 2024

Our Gaza team provided 23,000 rice and chicken hot meals at the Qatari camp in Rafah and at our kitchen in Jabalia. Anera also distributed 500 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 74,800 meals. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 117,800 meals.

Anera also distributed 800 bags of flour from the Jordan Chamber of Industry and GEM, as well as 200 boxes of clothes, 500 packs of diapers and 600 hygiene kits from UNICEF. Distributions went to 10 informal shelters in Deir Al Balah, Khan Younis and Rafah.

Anera delivered our first shipment of medical donations to the north today. Our health staff in Gaza successfully sent 16 pallets to Gaza City and they are delivering the hygiene kits, healthcare supplies and medicines (including pregnancy multivitamins, antidiabetics and antihypertensive medications) to two health facilities in Gaza. The shipments come from Direct Relief and Americares.

The team in Gaza received seven trucks from UNICEF today, carrying hygiene kits and menstrual pads.

We also coordinated psychosocial activities at 11 schools in Rafah and Deir Al Balah, benefiting 1,489 children and 255 caregivers.

Anera delivered our first shipment of medical donations to the north of Gaza today. The shipments came from Direct Relief and Americares.

April 23, 2024

Today, we distributed enough food aid to support 144,400 meals, including hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce. We distributed a total of 3,000 hot meals of meat and rice at our oPt Humanitarian Fund-funded Qatari camp kitchen. And we prepared and distributed 20,000 hot meals in our tekia community kitchen in Jabalia. We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah. Significantly, today we also extended our support to the north by transporting 1,600 fresh produce baskets to displaced people north of Wadi Gaza. Collectively, these fresh produce baskets provided enough produce to support 68,200 meals. And from our distribution center, we distributed 1,400 food parcels containing provisions provided by the Jordan Chamber of Industry.

Also today, we provided 200 boxes of clothing and 100 hygiene kits from UNICEF to 200 families in seven informal shelters in Deir Al Balah, Khan Younis and Rafah.

Lastly, we also conducted psychosocial support activities at 12 schools today, located across Rafah and Deir Al Balah, with 1,708 children participating.

April 22, 2024

Our Gaza team provided 23,000 rice and chicken hot meals at the Qatari camp in Rafah and at our kitchen in Jabalia. Anera also distributed 2,000 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 121,000 meals.

The team also conducted psychosocial support activities across 12 schools, with 8 sessions held in Rafah and 4 in Deir Al Balah, benefiting 1,960 children and 260 caregivers.

Distributing fresh produce in a tent camp with support from Islamic Relief USA.

April 21, 2024

Our Gaza team provided 23,000 rice and chicken hot meals at the Qatari camp in Rafah and at our kitchen in Jabalia. Anera also distributed 1,000 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 94,000 meals.

The team also provided 7,200 juice cartons for children and 200 tarps among informal shelters in Khan Younis and Rafah.

Anera’s 6th chartered flight arrives in El Arish, Egypt, in collaboration with our partner Direct Relief. The shipment contains a host of healthcare treatments for displaced families in Gaza.

April 20, 2024

Today, we distributed food aid to support 132,000 meals for people in Gaza, including hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce. We served 3,000 hot meals of chicken and rice at our oPt-funded Qatari camp kitchen. And we prepared and served 20,000 hot meals at our tekia community kitchen in Jabalia, in the north.

We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets total to Rafah, Khan Younis and Deir Al Balah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals.

And from our distribution center, we sent out 2,000 food parcels filled with food aid provided by JCI and 120 tarps from UNICEF. We delivered this aid to eight informal shelters in Khan Younis and Rafah.

April 19, 2024

Today, a total of 3,000 hot meals (rice and chicken) were distributed at our oPt-funded Qatari camp kitchen. We also distributed 500 fresh produce baskets in the middle area, providing enough produce to support 11,000 meals. Between hot meals and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 14,000 meals.

Yesterday, we conducted psychosocial support (PSS) activities across 12 schools, with 8 sessions held in Rafah and 4 in Gaza’s middle area. More than 1,800 children benefited from these sessions.

Additionally, we held another free health day in Gaza’s middle area, situated northeast of Alzawieda village. This health day took place at an informal shelter and its vicinity, where hundreds of local and internally displaced families reside. Our medical team, comprising a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, and gynecologist, treated a total of 188 patients and provided them with free medications.


April 18, 2024

Today, a total of 23,000 hot meals were distributed as follows between our two kitchens:

  • Jabalia tekia served 20,000 hot meals.
  • The oPt Qatari camp kitchen provided 3,000 rice and chicken hot meals.

Additionally, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area, which provided enough produce to support 33,000 meals.

Overall, between hot meals, fresh produce, and food parcels, we distributed enough food aid to support 72,000 meals. Furthermore, aid provided by JCI, including 7,200 bags of detergent, 2,400 packs of tea, and 400 food parcels, was distributed to 4 informal shelters in Rafah.

Today marked the implementation of a free health day in the middle area of Gaza, specifically in Deir Al Balah. This health day took place at an informal shelter and its surrounding areas, catering to hundreds of local and internally displaced families. Our medical team, comprising a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, and gynecologist, provided care. In total, 169 patients received treatment, and free medications were distributed from our received MD shipments.

Yesterday, we conducted psychosocial support (PSS) activities across 10 schools, engaging 1,669 children and 257 adults.


April 17, 2024

Today, Anera’s team in Gaza distributed 23,000 hot chicken and rice meals at our Jabalia community kitchen and the Qatari camp in Rafah. They also delivered 1,000 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, we distributed enough food aid to support 89,000 meals.

Additionally, the team distributed a variety of aid provided by the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) and UNICEF, including 33,700 boxes of children’s juice, 16,225 packs of biscuits, 3,500 bags of chips, 3,335 bags of rice and 1,000 tarps for tents. The aid went to 28 informal shelters in Khan Younis, Rafah and Deir Al Balah.

Our medical team in Gaza conducted a free healthcare day in Deir Al Balah at an informal shelter. Our medical team consists of a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse and a gynecologist. They treated 245 patients and dispensed free medicines from Direct Relief and Americares.

We also received eight trucks from JCI carrying a variety of food aid, including flour, rice, pasta, legumes, tuna and milk.

Picking up a hot meal at the Qatari camp in Rafah.

April 16, 2024

Today, a total of 23,000 hot meals were distributed between our tekia in the north and our oPt Humanitarian Fund supported kitchen:

  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Qatari camp kitchen: 3,000 rice and chicken hot meals

In addition to this, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce, and food parcels, we distributed enough food aid to support 94,000 meals.

Additionally, we distributed a range of food and non-food aid generously donated by JCI, UNICEF, and GEM. This aid included 200 bags of flour and 1,080 1.5-liter water bottles from GEM. We also distributed JCI-provided items, including 1,000 food parcels, 1,200 detergent bags, 286 3.5kg bags of rice, 1,200 bottles of sanitizer, and 900 1kg bags of lentils.

UNICEF’s contribution included 140 hygiene kits, 2,000 boxes of clothes, and 56 tarps for tents. Additionally, 50 tents were distributed today. This aid was distributed to over 20 informal shelters in Mawasi Khan Younis, Khan Younis, Mawasi Rafah, Rafah city, and the middle area.

Today, we received one truck from JCI carrying flour.

Today, we successfully conducted a free health day in the Gaza’s middle area, specifically in Deir Al Balah. Our efforts were focused on the Abu Amer informal shelter, home to hundreds of displaced Palestinian families. Our dedicated medical team, comprising a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, and a gynecologist, provided essential healthcare services.

Throughout the day, our team attended to 170 patients, offering diagnosis, treatment, and medical advice. Furthermore, we dispensed necessary medications to patients at no cost, drawing from our stock received through MD shipments.

April 15, 2024

Our team in Gaza coordinated distribution of 23,000 hot meals of rice and chicken today in Jabalia and the Qatari camp in Rafah. They also distributed 1,200 food parcels and 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. With food parcels, hot meals and fresh vegetables, Anera distributed enough food aid to support 104,000 meals.

With shipments from the Jordan Chamber of Industry, the team also delivered eight bags of rice to a shelter that prepares hot meals, 53,200 cans of hummus, and 1,060 bags of zaatar. The aid went to 20 informal shelters located in Khan Younis, Khan Younis and the middle area.

We received six trucks from UNICEF, carrying hygiene kits, adult diapers and clothing.

Yesterday, with support from the International Rescue Committee, we resumed our psychosocial activities at nine schools in Rafah and the middle area. Some 1,402 children participated.

Picking up a packet of fresh vegetables and fruits. Anera purchases these items from Gaza farmers.

April 14, 2024

Anera’s Gaza team distributed 23,000 rice and chicken hot meals through our community kitchens in Jabalia and the Qatari camp kitchen. They also distributed 2,000 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis and the middle area, providing enough produce to support 44,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, Anera distributed enough food aid to support 89,500 meals.

We also distributed food and non-food items generously provided by our partner the Jordanian Chamber of Industry (JCI). The aid included 500 food parcels, 4,800 bags of detergent (two per family), 4,800 bottles of hand sanitizer, 12,330 bags of rice, and 1,000 bags of flour. Our team delivered the aid to 30 informal shelters in Khan Younis, Rafah and the middle area.

Between yesterday and today, we received in Gaza 15 trucks from JCI. The trucks were loaded with a variety of commodities, including legumes such as hummus, foul, white beans, and lentils. They also contain items like tomato paste, rice, juice and food parcels.

April 13, 2024

We are in the process of regrouping to resume hot meal distributions through Tekia program of community kitchens. In the wake of World Central Kitchen’s operational halt, we are exploring new supply chains for the raw ingredients to cook meals and return to our previous meal output levels. Today, one out of our seven tekias, the community kitchen in Jabalia, was operational and prepared 20,000 hot meals.

We also distributed a total of 1,000 fresh produce baskets today in Rafah and the middle area, providing enough produce to support 22,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, we distributed enough food aid to support 51,000 meals.

And we have now fully resumed our non-food distributions. Today, we distributed supplies generously provided by our partners, the Jordan Chamber of Industry (JCI) and UNICEF. The items courtesy of JCI included 12,000 400-gram bags of detergent (two bags per family); 12,000 bottles of hand sanitizer (two per family); 6,000 3-kilogram bags of rice distributed to 6,000 families; along with 900 25-kilogram bags of flour and 300 food parcels. And the items supplied by UNICEF that we distributed today included 2,000 tarps and 300 hygiene kits. We also distributed 50 tents today. We distributed these relief supplies to displaced people living in informal shelters in Khan Younis, Rafah, and the middle area.

April 12, 2024

Anera resumed operations in Gaza today. The Gaza team is readying supplies for our community kitchens to begin serving hot meals again. In the meantime, we received two trucks from Jordan Chamber of Industry filled with flour and rice.

The team also distributed Eid gift boxes to children, 20,000 boxes which have long been planned and packaged. The only question was when we would be able to distribute them. Now we can! The Eid boxes are a very special present for kids who have not had any fun, tasty treats since the beginning of the war.

April 11, 2024

Anera is immediately resuming vital humanitarian operations in Gaza. We paused all of our work on April 2, 2024, after Israeli airstrikes killed seven World Central Kitchen workers. Those deaths, on top of the deaths of over 200 other humanitarian aid workers, including Anera’s own Mousa Shawwa, caused our leadership and staff in Gaza to agree on the difficult decision of a temporary suspension, and to seek reassurances for the safe distribution of aid.

Since pausing last week, Anera has been advocating daily and stridently with US and Israeli authorities for the safety of humanitarian staff in Gaza. The international attention and pressure on the safety of aid workers and public statements in the last week by US and Israeli authorities, combined with specific assurances provided to Anera by Israeli authorities in a meeting today, allow Anera to resume vital humanitarian operations.

Read Anera President & CEO Sean Carroll’s full statement >>

April 2, 2024

Anera is Pausing Gaza Operations Amid Rising Threats and Attack on WCK

Following the targeted Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid convoy yesterday, resulting in the deaths of seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers, Anera is taking the unprecedented step of pausing its humanitarian operations in Gaza.

The killing of WCK humanitarians, occurring less than a month after the still-unexplained killing of Anera staff member Mousa Shawwa, alongside the loss of numerous other aid workers and their families, has led our team to conclude that delivering aid safely is no longer feasible. For the safety of our staff and their families, we are suspending Anera’s work in Gaza.

Since the onset of the war on October 7, Anera’s Gaza team has provided an average of 150,000 meals daily (in collaboration with WCK), millions of medical treatments, and thousands of other critical emergency aid items. While we understand the severe consequences this suspension will have on the Palestinian population, the escalating risks associated with aid delivery leave us with no choice but to halt operations until our staff regain confidence that they can do their work without undue risk.

In nearly six months of conflict, this marks the first instance where our Palestinian staff in Gaza, enduring continuously hazardous conditions, have deemed the risk to their safety, and that of their families, intolerable. Anera’s longstanding presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, spanning over 55 years and enduring through multiple conflicts, underscores the gravity of this decision. The unprecedented scale of the current conflict and the disregard for international law necessitate this historic pause in our operations.

The attack on the seven WCK aid workers constitutes a clear violation of the International Court of Justice’s provisions, emphasizing that humanitarian workers and civilians must never be targeted. The ongoing targeting of humanitarian workers and the lack of adequate safety measures demand thorough investigation and immediate action. Israel bears the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the unhindered delivery of urgent humanitarian assistance and basic services to those in need.

In accordance with international law and principles of humanity, parties with effective control over a population are obligated to provide protection, ensuring the provision of essential supplies for civilian survival. Even if specific obligations under occupation laws do not apply, all parties must uphold the minimum duties outlined in international humanitarian law. Israel, as the occupying authority in Gaza, holds ultimate responsibility for obstructing the delivery of essential supplies and failing to ensure the safety of humanitarian workers.

We reiterate our demand for adequate security for humanitarian and health workers, journalists, and all civilians, and call for an immediate and enduring ceasefire.

>>> FAQs About Anera’s Humanitarian Pause in Gaza

April 1, 2024

Today all of Anera’s seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, serving 77,300 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meals:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals (rice and meat)
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals (rice and meat)
  • UN log base tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 2,150 fresh produce baskets with 750 to Khan Younis, 700 to Rafah and 650 to the middle area, providing enough produce to support 47,300 meals. Between hot meals and fresh produce, we distributed enough food aid to support 124,600 meal.

We distributed 200 bags of flour and 2,400 bottles of water, provided by GEM to displaced people living in informal shelters in Mawasi, Khan Younis.

🚛 Today we received seven trucks to our distribution center in Rafah. The second tent shipment has arrived, bringing with it 160 tents. With this latest delivery, we have now received a total of 704 tents. We also received three trucks from the Jordan Chamber of Industry: one transporting lentil soup; another containing a mix of halva, jam, flour, chocolate, and coffee; and a third carrying wafers. Additionally, we received three UNICEF trucks: one carrying hygiene kits, one carrying water buckets and gallon containers, and another stocked with hygiene kits and diapers.

Yesterday, the team conducted psychosocial activities in 12 schools – eight in Rafah and four in the middle area. 1,577 children participated, with 222 caregivers enjoying the activities alongside their children.

Making food in Jabalia.

March 31, 2024

Today all seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, serving 78,800 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meals:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 2,500 fresh produce baskets with 750 going to Khan Younis, 750 to Rafah and 750 to the middle area, providing enough produce to support 55,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels, the Gaza team distributed enough food aid to support 142,800 meals.

The team also distributed 510 bags of flour and 6,120 1.5-liter water bottles, all provided by GEM. Additionally, we put together 500 food parcels using food aid provided by our partner, the Jordan Chamber of Industry. These parcels consisted of three kilograms of rice and yogurt (jameed). We also included two chickens in each parcel, bought with funds from Islamic Relief USA. The team distributed the parcels to displaced individuals living in makeshift shelters located in the western and middle areas of Rafah.

With the rice, yogurt and chicken, Anera’s tekia at the Rafah crossing made enough mansaf – a traditional Palestinian dish – for 3,000 people. This was a special treat for Ramadan.

We also received in our distribution center a shipment of 272 tents and started distribution of an Americares shipment, containing vital, rarely found chronic medication for diabetes and hypertension. These medicines are not available at all in local pharmacies, so the shipment is truly life-saving for many patients suffering from chronic conditions.

March 30, 2024

We distributed enough food aid to support 137,900 meals today, including hot meals, fresh produce and food parcels. All seven of our tekias (community kitchens) were operational today, along with one kitchen supported by the oPt Humanitarian Fund. Together the kitchens served a total of 85,400 hot meals:

• Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
• Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
• UN logistics base tekia: 7,500 hot meals
• Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals
• Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals
• Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 3,000 hot meals
• Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
• Rafah crossing kitchen: 5,100 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed a total of 2,250 fresh produce baskets to Mawasi, Khan Younis, Rafah and the middle area, providing enough produce to support 49,500 meals.

We also distributed 570 bags of flour, 6,840 1.5-liter water bottles, and 100 food parcels from our distribution center in Rafah, all provided by GEM. Additionally, we distributed 150 UNICEF blankets. All this aid went to displaced individuals residing in makeshift shelters in the middle area and Rafah.

March 29, 2024

Today six out of seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational and they served a total of 87,800 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the distributions:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals
  • ⁠Khan Younis tekia: 16,500
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

We also distributed 125 tarps from UNICEF to four camps in Rafah.

We received five trucks today all donated by our partner in Jordan JCI: two trucks with powder detergent, one with rice, one with flour, and one with hand sanitizer.

Yesterday, our Gaza team facilitated psychosocial activities in eight schools in Rafah, two in Nusseirat and two in Deir Al Balah. 1,948 children participated, with 223 caregivers enjoying the fun and friendship alongside them.

Making food in Jabalia today.

March 28, 2024

Today, six out of seven tekias (community kitchens) and one out of four kitchens supported by the oPt Humanitarian Fund were operational. Together, they facilitated the provision of 77,900 hot meals to those in need. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the meals distributed:

  • Tekias:
    • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
    • Rafah Crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
    • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
    • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals
    • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 3,600 hot meals
    • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • oPt Humanitarian Fund supported kitchens:
    • Mawasi, Khan Younis kitchen: 3,000 hot meals

In addition to the provision of hot meals, we distributed 2,500 fresh produce baskets, allocating 750 to Mawasi Khan Younis, 1,000 to Rafah, and 750 to the middle area. This supply is sufficient to support an additional 55,000 meals.

In North Gaza, we distributed 1,500 food parcels, supported by IRUSA.

Food parcel distribution in North Gaza.

With a combination of hot meals, fresh produce, and food parcels, we successfully distributed enough food aid to support 162,900 meals.

Furthermore, from our distribution center in Rafah, we distributed 200 mattresses from Project Hope and 100 food parcels from GEM to displaced individuals residing in informal shelters within Rafah.

Additionally, we received two trucks from JCI: one transporting rice and the other loaded with powdered detergent. We also received the first shipment of tents, carried by a truck containing 21 pallets, totaling 241 tents.

Moreover, today marked the initiation of the distribution of a Direct Relief shipment, including anticancer medication and substantial quantities of critically needed new-generation antidiabetic medication, currently unavailable in local pharmacies. Our distribution efforts will persist over the next two days to ensure timely access to these vital medications.

Yesterday, our outreach extended to delivering psychosocial support (PSS) and recreational activities to 8 schools in Rafah. A total of 1,198 children, including 53 children with disabilities, benefited from these activities. Furthermore, 172 caregivers enjoyed these activities alongside their children.

March 27, 2024

Today all seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, along with two kitchens supported by the oPt Humanitarian Fund. Together they served a total of 96,200 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meal:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 1,800 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Qatari camp kitchen: 3,600 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis kitchen: 3,000 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 2,250 fresh produce baskets with 750 in Khan Younis, 750 in Rafah and 750 in the middle area, providing enough produce to support 49,500 meals. Anera distributed enough food aid to support 146,900 meals today.

From our distribution center in Rafah, we distributed 300 mattresses from Project Hope to displaced people living in informal shelters in the Mawasi, Khan Younis and Rafah.

With support from the International Rescue Committee, the Gaza team also continued to facilitate psychosocial activities tailored to children, aged four to 11, across eight schools in Rafah. A total of 1,393 children enthusiastically participated in these activities along with 224 parents.

Cooking meals at an Anera kitchen funded by the oPt Humanitarian Fund.

March 26, 2024

Anera’s Ahmad Najjar working on processing our current medical donations shipment and our distribution plan for these urgently needed medicines. Because Gaza has had no electricity since October, he is using a car battery with an inverter to power his laptop.

Between hot meals, fresh produce, food parcels and bread, we distributed enough food aid to support 165,200 meals today. All seven of our tekias (community kitchens) were operational, along with two out of our four kitchens supported by the oPt Humanitarian Fund. The kitchens served a total of 106,700 hot meals:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 1,800 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Qatari Camp kitchen: 7,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis kitchen: 3,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets to Mawasi, Khan Younis and Rafah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. From our distribution center in Rafah, we distributed 800 food parcels provided by GEM.

We also distributed 500 mattresses from Project HOPE to displaced people living in informal shelters in the north and middle areas of Rafah.

And yesterday we held activities in seven schools in Rafah, providing recreation and psychosocial support. A total of 726 children took part, with 188 caregivers accompanying them during the sessions.

March 25, 2024

Today all of Anera’s seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, along with all four kitchens supported by oPt Humanitarian Fund. Together they served a total of 124,700 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meal:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 7,200 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 3,600 fresh flatbreads
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 fresh flatbreads
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 1,800 fresh flatbreads
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis kitchen: 9,000 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)
  • Qatari camp kitchen: 9,000 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis kitchen: 6,000 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)
  • Middle area kitchen: 4,500 hot meals (oPt Humanitarian Fund)

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets with 750 to Mawasi, Khan Younis and 750 in Rafah, providing enough produce to support 33,000 meals. Between hot meals, fresh produce, food parcels and bread, we distributed enough food aid to support 189,200.

From our distribution center in Rafah, the Gaza team distributed 1,000 food parcels provided by GEM, 200 mattresses from Project Hope, and 200 UNICEF tarps for tents to displaced people in Mawasi, Rafah and Mawasi, Khan Younis.

Our medical team began distributing Direct Relief shipments that include anti-cancer medicines and anesthesia, both of which have been at zero stock in Gaza. Anera is sending the anti-cancer medicines to the Turkish Hospital.

March 24, 2024

Today six out of seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, and one out of four kitchens supported by oPt Humanitarian Fund. Together, they served a total of 89,600 hot meals. Here’s a breakdown of the meals:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis kitchen: 10,500 hot meals

Additionally, 1,150 fresh produce baskets were distributed, with 650 to Mawasi Khan Younis and 500 in Rafah, providing enough produce to support 25,300 meals.

In total, between hot meals, fresh produce, food parcels, and bread, enough food aid was distributed to support 122,830 people.

From the distribution center in Rafah, 3,000 25 kg bags of flour, 2,400 1.5-liter bottles of water, and 200 food parcels provided by GEM were distributed to displaced individuals in Rafah and Khan Younis.

Today, we successfully executed the second free health day in Gaza’s middle area, specifically targeting the highly marginalized and impoverished community of Alsawarah, home to hundreds of internally displaced families. For this initiative, we utilized the premises of a preschool, generously provided by our longstanding partner, the Rural Women Development Society.

Our medical team, comprised of a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist, and nurse, delivered comprehensive healthcare services to the community.

March 23, 2024

Anera is a signatory to a collective statement by 11 humanitarian organizations operating in Gaza submitted to the U.S. government and announced publicly today. The statement notes that “humanitarian response in Gaza, including U.S. funded humanitarian assistance, has been consistently and arbitrarily denied, restricted, and impeded by the Israeli authorities.”

>> Read the Joint NGO Submission under National Security Memorandum 20: The State of the Humanitarian Response in Gaza


We provided 153,695 meals today, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce baskets. All seven of our tekias (community kitchens) were operational today and cooked a total of 95,000 hot meals:

  • Qatari Camp, Rafah tekia: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN logistics base, Rafah tekia: 16,500
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 18,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,900 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

Apart from our tekias, we also operated two additional kitchens supported by oPt Humanitarian Fund and in partnership with World Central Kitchen:

  • Khan Younis kitchen prepared 9,365 hot meals
  • ⁠Middle area kitchen prepared 4,500 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,950 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in the middle area; Mawasi, Khan Younis; and Rafah, providing enough raw produce to prepare 42,900 meals.

In a significant development, we were able to dispatch three trucks today carrying a total of 660 25 kilogram (55 pound) bags of flour provided by GEM to displaced individuals in north Gaza. Additionally, we distributed 3,000 25 kilogram bags of flour to informal shelters in Khan Younis and Rafah.

Also notable today, we implemented our first free field health clinic day in a new area, in the east of Zawayda, in a preschool. Our medical team includes a general practitioner, pediatrician, dentist, pharmacist and nurse.

And last night we received two trucks carrying a total of 400 mattresses donated by GEM and Project Hope, as well as five trucks carrying some 340 pallets of water from GEM.

March 22, 2024

Today all seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational and provided 96,930 meals, including freshly baked bread. This is the breakdown of the meal distributions:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 18,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis: 6,900 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

Between last night and today, Anera’s team in Gaza received 18 trucks: 17 from Global Empowerment Mission (GEM) and 1 from UNICEF. Below is the breakdown of what came in:

  • 8 trucks of flour from GEM
  • 2 trucks of food kits from GEM
  • 4 trucks carrying 1,100 mattresses from GEM and Project Hope
  • 1 truck of water from GEM
  • 1 truck carrying diapers, biscuits, women’s clothes, vegetable oil, and mattresses from GEM
  • 1 truck carrying medicines (IV fluid, antibiotics, ointments, and water) from GEM
  • 1 truck from UNICEF containing 7 large plastic buckets, 3 coverage fixing kits (nails and bolts), and 8 large tents

The team also coordinated two health days in Rafah with medicines and healthcare supplies donated by Direct Relief and International Health Partners UK. And, with support from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Anera organized recreational and psychosocial activities for 500 children living in three UN shelters.

Free healthcare day in Rafah.

March 21, 2024

Today, all seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational including one oPt Humanitarian Fund kitchen, collectively preparing a total of 96,500 hot meals. The distribution breakdown is as follows:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis oPt Humanitarian Fund kitchen: 900 hot meals

In addition to the hot meals, we distributed 1,950 fresh produce baskets, with 650 allocated to displaced people in the middle area, 650 to Mawasi Khan Younis, and 650 in Rafah, supporting approximately 42,900 meals.

Today’s efforts totaled 141,330 meals, encompassing hot meals, bread, and fresh produce.

Furthermore, we received seven trucks from GEM, carrying five loads of flour and two with food parcels.

Additionally, we conducted two health days in Rafah.

Yesterday, we successfully delivered psychosocial support (PSS) activities in two schools in Rafah, benefiting 300 children at Al Khawarizmi school and 250 at Al Tayef, as part of our pilot week of the IRC funded project.

March 20, 2024

The IPC Famine Review Committee was activated on March 1, 2024, due to the severity of provided evidence. Their review confirms imminent famine in North Gaza and Gaza Governorates, expected between mid-March and May 2024. Famine thresholds for acute food insecurity and malnutrition have been surpassed, with rising trends in mortality expected to worsen. In the southern and middle governorates, there’s a risk of famine until mid-July in a worst-case scenario.

Preventing or mitigating the projected famine is crucial. Urgent political decisions for a ceasefire and increased humanitarian and commercial access are necessary to provide food, water, medicine, and protection to Gaza’s population. Restoration of essential services like healthcare, water, sanitation, and energy is also imperative.

Read the report from the IPC Famine Committee >>


Today all seven tekias were operational and cooked a total of 95,600 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meal:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals and 3,600 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,950 fresh produce baskets with 650 going to displaced people in the middle area and 650 to Mawasi Khan Younis and 650 in Rafah, providing enough produce to support 42,900 meals.

In total, we provided 140,430 meals today including hot meals, bread and fresh produce.

The Gaza team also distributed 1,300 blankets and 1,300 sleeping mats from UNICEF to informal shelters in Rafah city, Mawasi Rafah and Mawasi Khan Younis.

Anera partner GEM put together this nice film about our work to get relief to the people in Gaza who need it.

March 19, 2024

We are saddened to report that Karim, the son of Anera staff member Mousa Shawwa who was killed in an Israeli airstrike, passed away yesterday due to his injuries.

A message from our Palestine country director, Sandra Rasheed, on Karim’s death:

Karim, son of our staff member who was killed by an Israeli airstrike, succumbed to his wounds a short time ago.

Karim is just one of 13,450 children killed in the past five months of war on Gaza. Since October, the number of Palestinian children killed is higher than the number of children killed within the past 4 years of global conflict.

Karim is the latest child to not reach his next birthday. This hits particularly hard because I knew Karim. I high fived him when I visited.

He told me what he wanted to be when he grew up (a race car driver), and he hid shyly away from me when I asked him more questions. He was six…a mirror image of his father in looks, temperament and love for family.

This is a tragedy on so many levels. We’ve lost thousands of children, who had mothers and fathers who loved them. They had dreams of becoming doctors, lawyers, teachers… race car drivers.

We should all hang our heads in shame that we have not been able to ensure a ceasefire. May they both rest in peace.

Karim
Mousa with Karim on his shoulders during happier times in Gaza.

Today, our efforts have expanded as we launched two additional kitchens, catering to the growing needs of our community. Particularly noteworthy is the delivery of a meat meal to displaced people residing in Jabalia in the north, a much-needed source of protein that has been scarce for quite some time.

A total of 10 active sites across Gaza provided hot meals to displaced individuals. All seven tekias (community kitchens) and three OCHA kitchens were operational, collectively preparing 104,600 hot meals. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the meal distribution:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN Log base tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals along with 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis: 9,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals
  • Qatari Camp UNOCHA kitchen: 3,000 hot meals
  • Middle area UNOCHA kitchen: 4,500 hot meals
  • Khan Younis UNOCHA kitchen: 4,500 hot meals

In addition to the hot meals, we distributed 1,950 fresh produce baskets, with 650 allocated to displaced people in the middle area, 650 to Mawasi Khan Younis, and 650 in Rafah. These provisions are sufficient to sustain 42,900 meals.

In total, we provided 148,200 meals today, including hot meals, bread, and fresh produce.

Furthermore, we distributed 400 packs of diapers, along with 1,000 blankets and 1,000 sleeping mats provided by UNICEF to informal shelters in Rafah and Mawasi Khan Younis.

Today marks the reception of the final truck from the second medical donations shipment, carrying 12 pallets of medicines and medical supplies generously donated by MedGlobal and Americares. Additionally, we successfully implemented two health days in Rafah, further enhancing our health efforts.

March 18, 2024

Today, six out of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, efficiently producing a total of 83,600 hot meals to alleviate hunger in our community. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the meal distribution from each tekia:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN Log base tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,600 hot meals along with 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

Additionally, we extended our support by distributing 2,200 fresh produce baskets. Among these, 650 baskets were allocated to displaced individuals in the middle area, 900 to Mawasi Khan Younis, and 650 in Rafah, providing essential ingredients for an estimated 48,400 meals.

In total, our efforts today provided 132,700 meals, comprising hot meals, bread, and fresh produce. Furthermore, we assisted by distributing 550 packs of diapers and 100 bags of flour, each weighing 50kg, to informal shelters in Rafah and the middle area.

We are proud to announce that, with the generous support from the Jordan Chamber of Industry, we successfully delivered five trucks carrying essential supplies including rice, flour, beans, crackers, and diapers to North Gaza. This delivery arrives at a critical moment when hunger levels are alarmingly high in North Gaza due to a severe scarcity of aid across all forms due to Israeli restrictions.

Our humanitarian aid distribution at 4:00am local time in North Gaza.
Al Jazeera coverage of Anera’s humanitarian aid delivery to North Gaza.

Psychosocial support activities (PSS) for children and displaced families in shelters have resumed, thanks to the generous funding from IRC. Yesterday, 675 children enjoyed PSS and recreational activities at two Rafah Schools: Al Khoarizmi and Sikka schools.

March 17, 2024

Today six of our seven tekias were operational, cooking 86,000 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meals provided by each tekia:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 16,500
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, Anera’s Gaza team distributed enough fresh produce in the middle area, Mawasi (Khan Younis) and Rafah to make 26,400 meals. In total, Anera provided 113,100 meals today including hot meals and fresh produce.

March 16, 2024


Today, we provided a total of 132,300 meals, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce. All of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational today and cooked a total of 92,000 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of the meals provided by each tekia:

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN Log base tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,800 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in the middle area; Mawasi, Khan Younis; and Rafah, providing enough produce to support 39,600 meals.

Since early March, we’ve distributed approximately 20,000 WFP food parcels to displaced individuals in Rafah and Khan Younis.

Last night, we received a truck from UNICEF containing large tarps, which can be used to assemble tents. And today we have received four trucks from UNICEF carrying blankets and tarps.

March 15, 2024

Today all seven of Anera’s tekias (community kitchens) were operational and cooked a total of 95,000 hot meals. Below is a breakdown of what each tekia provided:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 15,000
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, our Gaza team coordinated the delivery of enough fresh produce across the middle area, Mawasi (Khan Younis) and Rafah to make 26,400 meals. In total, Anera provided 122,100 meals today including hot meals, bread and fresh produce.

Yesterday, we received six trucks at our distribution center: two trucks carrying water and flour, three carrying blankets and one carrying hygiene kits.

Anera Program Manager Suad Labbad reports from Gaza on how Anera’s community kitchens work.

March 14, 2024

Today, all seven of our tekias (community kitchens) were in operation, delivering crucial sustenance to those in need. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the meals provided by each tekia:

  • Qatari Camp Tekia in Rafah: 18,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing Tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • UN Log Base Tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Middle Area Tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis Tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis Tekia: 6,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia Tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to the hot meals, we distributed 1,200 fresh produce baskets, ensuring enough produce to support 26,400 meals. Specifically:

  • 400 baskets were allocated to displaced individuals in the Middle Area
  • 400 to Mawasi Khan Younis
  • 400 in Rafah

In total, we managed to provide 121,400 meals today, encompassing hot meals, food parcels, and fresh produce. Additionally, we facilitated the distribution of:

  • 300 food parcels from Life Makers
  • 3,600 1.5-liter bottles of water from GEM
  • 40 tents from WCK to informal shelters in Rafah

Yesterday, we received three trucks, each carrying essential supplies:

  • Tents from World Central Kitchen
  • Diapers from UNICEF
  • Food parcels from Life Makers

Today, our medical donations team in Gaza has received a vital shipment of medicines, including psychiatric medications that have been unavailable since December 2023, as confirmed by our partner, the Gaza Community Mental Health Program (GCMHP). Additionally, we have successfully distributed another shipment generously donated by Pharmacists Without Borders Germany. This shipment includes various health kits containing medicines, equipment, and essential supplies, furthering our mission to improve healthcare access in Gaza.

March 13, 2024

All of Anera’s seven tekias (community kitchens) in Gaza were operational today, preparing a range of meals including lentil soup, rice and lentils, potatoes, and white beans and rice. The team in Gaza delivered hot meals to 113,000 displaced individuals. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Qatari camp tekia in Rafah: 33,000 hot meals
  • Rafah crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia: 15,000
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, the Gaza team coordinated delivery of enough fresh produce across the middle area and Mawasi, Khan Younis to make 32,000 meals.

In total, Anera managed to provide 145,600 meals today, including hot meals, bread, and fresh produce.
We also received one truck from Life Makers carrying flour.

March 12, 2024

Today, all seven of the community kitchens in our Tekia program were operational. The tekias prepared a range of meals depending on the local availability of ingredients, including lentils soup, rice and lentils, potatoes, and white beans and rice. We delivered these hot meals to a total of 113,000 displaced individuals. Here is a breakdown of the meals provided by each tekia:

• Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 33,000 hot meals
• Rafah Crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
• UN Logistics base tekia: 16,500
• Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
• Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
• Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 7,500 hot meals
• Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, we distributed 1,200 fresh produce baskets to displaced people in Rafah and Khan Younis, providing enough produce to support 26,400 meals. In total, we managed to provide 159,000 meals today, including hot meals, bread, fresh produce and food parcels.

Today, we also distributed 400 packs of diapers by UNICEF and 1,000 food parcels (19,000 meals) by Life Makers to displaced people living in informal shelters in Mawasi, Khan Younis, Rafah City and Rafah.

March 11, 2024

On the first day of Ramadan, six out of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were in full operation, delivering hot meals to a total of 98,000 displaced individuals. Each tekia prepared soup to break people’s fast, accompanied by a main meal. Here is a breakdown of the meals provided by each tekia:

• Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 33,000 hot meals
• Rafah Crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
• Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
• Khan Younis tekia: 15,000 hot meals and 4,500 loaves of bread
• Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals
• Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our hot meals, the Gaza team distributed enough fresh produce around Deir El Balah and Rafah to make 62,700 meals. In total, our colleagues coordinated distributions of 161,300 meals today, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce.

Our support further included the distribution of 61 50-kg bags of flour and 3,360 1.5-liter water bottles from GEM, 250 food parcels from Life Makers, and hygiene kits from UNICEF to support 600 families. The team in Gaza distributed the items to displaced families in Rafah and Khan Younis.

Serving hot meals in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on the first day of Ramadan.

March 10, 2024

The entire Anera organization and our Gaza staff are in mourning. We deeply grieve the loss of our dear friend Mousa Shawwa, colleague, father, brother, husband and dedicated humanitarian. There is a hole in our heart.

Anera's Mousa Shawwa, who was killed on March 8, 2024
Mousa Shawwa

On March 8, Mousa Shawwa, Anera’s logistics coordinator in Gaza, was killed by an Israeli strike despite the fact the coordinates of his shelter had been provided for the purpose of protecting him on several occasions, including just days before the attack.

Text from our press release, published late on March 8, 2024:

The killing of Mousa Shawwa occurred just hours after US President Joe Biden’s State of the Union in which he warned Israel’s leaders that “humanitarian assistance cannot be a secondary consideration or a bargaining chip.” In the address, Biden announced an American-led emergency mission to establish a temporary port on the coast of Gaza “that can receive large shipments carrying food, water, medicine and temporary shelters.” If Israel continues to target humanitarian workers, who is going to be left in Gaza to distribute the aid that President Biden is promising?

National Security Memorandum-20, issued by the White House on February 8, 2024, requires the Secretary of State to receive written assurances from any government receiving US military assistance that it “will facilitate and not arbitrarily deny, restrict, or otherwise impede, directly or indirectly, the transport or delivery of United States humanitarian assistance and United States Government-supported international efforts to provide humanitarian assistance.” To date, the government of Israel has not provided these written assurances.

Humanitarian organizations such as Anera are protected by international law and the provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice on January 26, 2024. We must be able to ensure that our staff can do their jobs without risking their lives and the lives of their families. Anera demands an independent investigation into the death of Mousa Shawwa, which underscores the urgent need for accountability and reliable measures to ensure the safety of aid workers. Without decisive action to safeguard humanitarian workers, the promise of aid, including President Biden’s commitment, are futile.

Read the full press release here.


Our humanitarian response in Gaza has been on-going throughout these horrific events. Here is a breakdown of humanitarian aid delivered between March 9-10, 2024:

March 10, 2024 (Today’s Update):

Today, six out of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, collectively serving hot meals to 99,500 displaced individuals.

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 33,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition to our food interventions, we distributed 1,000 fresh produce baskets to displaced individuals in Deir El Balah, providing enough produce for 33,000 meals.

Overall, we provided 132,500 meals today, encompassing both hot meals and fresh produce.

Furthermore, we distributed 750 packs of diapers provided by UNICEF and 19,620 1.5-liter water bottles provided by GEM to informal shelters in both Rafah and Khan Younis.


March 9, 2024 (Yesterday’s Update):

Yesterday, all seven of our tekias (community kitchens) were operational, collectively serving hot meals to 116,000 displaced individuals. Despite the challenges posed by inflated prices and meat scarcity in Gaza, our partnership with WCK enabled us to procure meat and prepare nutritious meals, incorporating both meat and vegetables, in six of our tekias.

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 33,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 12,000 hot meals
  • UN Log base tekia in Rafah: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Khan Younis tekia: 16,500 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

In addition, we distributed 2,450 WFP food parcels, providing 87,857 meals, and 270 diapers provided by UNICEF to displaced individuals residing in informal shelters in Rafah.

The total meals served yesterday amounted to 203,857, inclusive of hot meals and food parcels.

Furthermore, we received a total of 9 trucks yesterday: 4 trucks transporting food parcels from Life Makers, 4 trucks carrying water by GEM, and one truck delivering diapers provided by UNICEF.


March 9, 2024

Our colleague Mousa Shawwa was killed in Gaza yesterday.

Although our program activities are ongoing, our team is grieving and we are unable to get updates at this time. We expect to have a program update tomorrow.

March 8, 2024

On this International Women’s Day, we share the below tweet from UNRWA.

Today six of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational, serving a total of 83,000 hot meals to displaced people.

  • The tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 15,000 meals,
  • Rafah Crossing’s tekia served 15,000 meals,
  • The tekia near the UN log base prepared 16,500 meals
  • The tekia in the middle area served 10,500 meals,
  • The tekia in Mawasi, Khan Younis provided 6,000 meals.
  • Jabalia camp in the north served 20,000 meals

With support from Project Hope, Anera’s team in Gaza delivered 300 blankets and distributed 3,600 1.5-liter water bottles supplied by GEM to makeshift shelters in Rafah city. Anera also provided UNICEF hygiene kits to 100 families residing in informal shelters in Rafah city.

March 7, 2024

Today, five out of our six tekias were operational. Here is a breakdown of meals served:

  • The tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 15,000 meals,
  • Rafah Crossing’s tekia served 12,000 meals,
  • The tekia in the middle area served 10,200 meals,
  • The tekia in Mawasi, Khan Younis provided 3,000 meals.
  • Jabalia camp in the north served 20,000 meals

In total, we served 60,200 meals today to displaced individuals.

With support from Helping Hands for Relief and Development, we successfully distributed 1,100 menstrual health kits to aid displaced women in Gaza in meeting their hygiene needs. This support was extended to informal shelters in Rafah. Additionally, we provided further assistance by distributing 320 hygiene kits from UNICEF, benefiting 640 families residing at Rafah Crossing Camp.

Today, we received five trucks from UNICEF—four loaded with hygiene kits and one carrying diapers. Furthermore, the third medical donations truck arrived today, carrying 25 pallets. Out of these, 22 pallets were from Direct Relief, and three were provided by Pharmacists without Borders Germany.

Two health days were held today in Rafah.

March 6, 2024

Despite our daily reports of deliveries here on this log, we still regularly hear from people who are surprised to learn that any aid at all is reaching Gaza. We have a new page on the website, which we hope addresses some of the confusion and answers common questions about if and how aid actually reaches people in need in Gaza. Take a look at our new page called “Does Aid to Gaza Actually Reach People in Need?

Five of our seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational today, serving hot meals to 62,000 displaced people in total.

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 15,000 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 15,000 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 9,000 hot meals
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 3,000 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

With support from Helping Hands for Relief and Development, our Gaza team distributed 650 menstrual health kits across seven informal shelters in Rafah. The team also provided support by distributing 365 packs of diapers and 30 hygiene kits from UNICEF to informal shelters in Rafah.

We also received a truck from Direct Relief carrying 10 pallets of medicines and medical supplies.

An Anera volunteer hands a dignity kit to a woman in a tent
Distributing menstrual health kits from Helping Hands for Relief and Development.

March 5, 2024

Today, despite significant operational challenges, four out of our six Tekias (community kitchens) were operational. With supplies running very low, meal options were restricted to basics like rice, lentil soup, and macaroni.

The Tekia at the Qatari Camp provided 15,000 meals, while Rafah Crossing’s Tekia served a similar number. In the central area, 9,000 meals were provided, with the newest addition in Mawasi-Khan Younis contributing 3,000 meals. Meanwhile, our kitchen in Jabalia camp, located in the north, diligently prepared 20,000 meals. In Gaza City, we distributed 500 food parcels, equivalent to 5,500 meals.

In total, we successfully distributed 67,500 meals today, including both hot meals and food parcels distributed in Gaza City.

Our Gaza staff also distributed 250 diapers and 100 hygiene kits from UNICEF, along with 200 sets of menstrual pads and wipes from Project Hope to displaced individuals in Rafah.

Furthermore, our efforts were bolstered by the arrival of a truck from UNICEF, containing much-needed hygiene kits and baby food supplements.


March 4, 2024

Our Tekias (community kitchens), vital for families in need of food, faced challenges today as we encountered shortages in supplies. Despite this, five out of six Tekias managed to operate. Here’s a breakdown of their contributions:

  • The tekia adjacent to the Qatari Camp provided 15,000 meals.
  • At Rafah Crossing, our tekia served another 15,000 meals.
  • The tekia stationed at the UN log base in Rafah catered to 10,500 meals.
  • In the middle area, 9,000 meals were dispensed alongside the baking of 3,600 loaves of bread.
  • Our newest tekia in Mawasi-Khan Younis provided sustenance to 3,000 individuals.
  • In Gaza City, we dispensed 1,000 food parcels, totaling 11,000 meals.
  • Our tekia in Jabalia, situated in the north, provided hot meals to 20,000 people, alleviating hunger in the community.

Collectively, we served a total of 84,054 meals today, encompassing hot meals, bread, and food parcels.

In addition to meals, we distributed crucial supplies: 1,000 diapers and 500 hygiene kits courtesy of UNICEF. Further aid included sets containing 2 packs of menstrual pads and 3 packs of wipes from Project Hope. These vital resources were extended to displaced individuals residing in informal shelters in Mawasi-Rafah and Rafah City.

Last night, we gratefully received four trucks from UNICEF. Among them, two carried hygiene kits, while the other two held a mix of hygiene kits and diapers. Furthermore, one medical donation truck transported 28 pallets – 9 from IHP and 19 from Direct Relief – loaded with essential medicines and medical supplies.

Additionally, we dedicated today to implementing two health days, prioritizing the well-being of the community.


March 3, 2024

Six of our seven tekias (community kitchens) operated today, but we are running out of food supplies and the meals mostly consisted of macaroni. The tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 24,000 meals, the Rafah crossing tekia served 12,000 meals, the tekia at the UN log base in Rafah made 16,500 meals, the one in the middle area served 9,000 meals and 3,600 fresh loaves of bread, our newest tekia in Mawasi provided 3,000 meals, and the kitchen in Jabalia camp in the north served 20,000 people. The Gaza team also distributed in Mawasi, Khan Younis enough 500 fresh produce to make 16,500 meals. to IDPs in Mawasi Khan Younis, providing enough produce to support 16,500 meals.

In total, Anera served 101,554 meals, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce.

We also distributed 2,000 family hygiene kits provided by Project Hope. Each kit contains one pack of diapers with 32 diapers, two packs of wipes, and two packs of menstrual pads. The Gaza team distributed them to displaced people living in makeshift tents in Mawasi, Khan Younis and Mawasi, Rafah as well as in informal shelters near Rafah city. In total, we distributed 2,000 packs of diapers, 4,000 packs of wipes, and 4,000 packs of menstrual pads.

Late last night we also received three trucks from UNICEF: two carrying hygiene kits and one diapers.

The Gaza health team also coordinated two health days in Mawasi, Khan Younis today.

Anera’s pharmacist in Gaza, Ahmad Najjar dispenses medicines to people at our free healthcare day in Mawasi, Khan Younis.

March 2, 2024

A report from CNN details some of the unimaginable cruelties that are being visited upon the civilian population of Gaza. Separately, 10 children are now officially recorded as having starved to death, and the World Health Organization notes that the “unofficial numbers can unfortunately be expected to be higher.”


Today six of the seven community kitchens in our tekia program were operational. Our tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 33,000 meals; our Rafah Crossing kitchen served 12,000 meals; the tekia at the UN logistics base in Rafah offered 16,500 meals; our kitchen in the middle area served 9,000 meals; our tekia in Mawasi, Khan Younis provided 6,000 meals; and our kitchen in Jabalia camp in the north served 20,000 people with a meal of hot potato stew. In total, we served 96,500 hot meals today. We also distributed 500 food parcels to people in Gaza City.

Additionally, we distributed a total of 2,000 family hygiene bags. Each bag comprises one pack of diapers containing 32 diapers, two packs of wipes, and two packs of menstrual pads. These hygiene bags were provided to displaced people living in makeshift tents in Mawasi Khan Younis, Mawasi Rafah, and informal shelters near Rafah City. In total, we distributed 2,000 packs of diapers, 4,000 packs of wipes, and 4,000 packs of menstrual pads.

We also hosted two field health clinics in Rafah today.

March 1, 2024

All of Anera’s seven tekias (community kitchens) were operational. They have enough supplies to operate today and tomorrow, maximum but the meals are very plain. In total our Gaza team coordinated the distribution of 113,995 hot meals to displaced families.

The teams also distributed 520 food parcels in Beit Hanoun in the north. Anera purchased all of the items locally from nearby vendors.  The parcels include potatoes, carrots, lemons, cooking oil, tomato paste and za’atar. Each weighs five kilograms (11 pounds). Though minimal, the parcels are helping starving families.

Learn more about Anera’s deliveries in the north of Gaza >>

February 29, 2024

More than 100 Palestinians were killed and around 700 others injured when Israeli troops fired upon hundreds of civilians waiting for humanitarian food aid in Gaza City. This horrific event unfolds as the besieged enclave grapples with deliberate starvation.

Crowds had gathered on Al Rashid Street, anticipating the arrival of humanitarian aid trucks carrying flour. Israeli troops then opened fire, causing mass panic and resulting in many casualties, either through gunfire or in the ensuing chaos.

Verified footage by Al Jazeera showed numerous casualties being loaded onto trucks, as ambulances were unable to reach the area. A witness speaking to Al Jazeera recounted, “We went to get flour. The Israeli army shot at us. Many are dead, and we are still retrieving them. There is no medical assistance available.”

News reports also indicate that Israeli tanks advanced after the gunfire, running over many of the deceased and injured individuals.

The international community must urgently intervene to halt these egregious human rights violations against innocent civilians seeking humanitarian aid. There is no justification for such violence.


Today, only two of our six tekias were operational due to supply shortages and the blocking of humanitarian aid. In Khan Younis, our tekia served 7,500 savory cheese pies, while the one in the middle area provided hot meals for 9,000 people along with 6,300 servings of bread. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed potato stew to 20,000 people. As part of our food interventions, we also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets. Overall, we supplied 86,969 meals today, including hot meals, bread, and fresh produce.

Three trucks from GEM arrived at our distribution center today. Two carried water, while the third transported a mix of rice, beans, wipes, and LifeStraw — a portable water filtration device designed to provide clean and safe drinking water in areas with limited access. Furthermore, we distributed 500 blankets from Project Hope to displaced individuals in Mawasi-Rafah and informal shelters near Rafah City.

Under the UN OCHA WASH project, we have installed 22 water tanks in the Al Mawasi area in Rafah. This area, housing many displaced people in makeshift tents, now receives a daily supply of 60,000 liters of water, benefiting 20,000 individuals. Each water tank was strategically placed to ensure that each person receives 3 liters of potable water per day.

Our ongoing healthcare initiatives for displaced families in Gaza persist, exemplified by today’s provision of two free health days. Notably, we achieved a significant milestone by expanding our medical services with the addition of an endocrinologist to our medical team.


February 28, 2024

Six out of Anera’s seven tekias (community kitchens) were in operation today, making a total of 105,300 meal servings.

  • Qatari Camp tekia in Rafah: 34,500 hot meals
  • Rafah Crossing tekia: 13,500 hot meals
  • UN log base tekia in Rafah: 16,500 hot meals
  • Middle area tekia: 10,000 hot meals, 6,300 fresh flatbreads
  • Mawasi, Khan Younis tekia: 4,500 hot meals
  • Jabalia tekia: 20,000 hot meals

Anera’s Gaza team also distributed 2,225 blankets and 100 mattresses from Project Hope to displaced people in Khan Younis and Rafah.

Later in the day yesterday, our staff in Gaza successfully delivered food aid to displaced people in Gaza City. Two trucks of aid donated by GEM included 580 10-kilogram bags of macaroni, 400 five-liter bottles of cooking oil, 81 50-kilogram bags of flour, and 3,168 1.5-liter bottles of water.

A large shipment of medical supplies are now in Jordan and ready for transport to Gaza.

February 27, 2024

Today, we provided 132,969 meals in Gaza, including hot meals, bread and fresh produce. Five of our six community kitchens under our Tekia program were operational. Our tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 34,500 hot meals; the Rafah crossing kitchen cooked 13,500 meals; the tekia at the UN logistics base in Rafah served meals to 16,500 people; our middle area kitchen catered to 10,000 people and baked 6,300 loaves of bread; and our tekia in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis prepared 4,500 meals. Also, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed potato stew to 20,000 people. We also distributed 1,000 fresh produce baskets to the middle area and Rafah, providing produce for 42,900 meals.

We also distributed 23,256 1.5-liter water bottles to displaced people in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis and Rafah. And we provided 50 mattresses donated by Project HOPE to individuals residing in informal shelters within Rafah.

Anera again hosted two field health clinic days today. At yesterday’s clinic sessions our team took blood pressure readings for a number of patients and found hypertension in an alarming number of people with no previous diagnosis or history of the condition.

Also today, we received a total of eight trucks – six transporting blankets donated by Project HOPE and two carrying flour, diapers, sanitary pads, and wipes. The food items were provided by Global Empowerment Mission and other materials were donated by Project HOPE.

February 26, 2024

Five of our six tekias (community kitchens) were in operation today, delivering 34,500 hot meals from the Qatari tekia, 13,500 meals from the Rafah crossing tekia, 16,500 meals from the UN log base tekia in Rafah, 10,800 meals and 3,600 flatbreads from the middle area tekia and, from our newest tekia in Mawasi, Khan Younis, 9,000 meals. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia distributed a meal consisting of potato and tomato sauce with a side of rice to 20,000 people.

In conjunction with food distribution efforts, our Gaza team distributed 1,300 fresh produce baskets, providing a total of 42,900 meals to families in need. In total, Anera provided 147,754 meals today, encompassing hot meals, bread, and fresh produce.

Anera received three trucks at our distribution center carrying various essential items, including menstrual pads, wipes, diapers, and blankets from Project Hope, along with flour from GEM. Our team distributed 100 mattresses from Project Hope to individuals residing in tent shelters within Rafah. And, with support from Muslim Aid, Anera finalized the distribution of 1,100 winter clothes to 200 families in the north.

Anera’s health team in Gaza implemented two free healthcare days in Mawasi, Khan Younis, focusing on promoting health and wellbeing among the community.

And, finally, both crossings into Gaza were open today, facilitating aid transport. Anera now has 12 trucks in the Gaza customs yard, primarily transporting water, flour, and blankets.

February 25, 2024

Anera’s Gaza team coordinated the distribution of 157,400 meals today in the form of hot food, fresh bread, fruits and vegetables. Our six tekias (community kitchens) in Rafah, Khan Younis and the middle area made 100,400 hot meals. At our middle area tekia our teams also made 3,600 flatbreads. Anera continued supplying a kitchen in Jabalia, in the north of Gaza, with food to make potato stew for 20,000 people. Our team also distributed enough fresh produce from Gaza farms to make 33,000 meal servings.

Our Gaza colleagues additionally distributed 4,800 1.5-liter water bottles to informal shelters in Rafah. The water was provided by our partner GEM. And the team provided 150 mattresses from our partner Project Hope to displaced families residing in tents Rafah.

February 24, 2024

Today, we distributed a total of 168,500 meals, including both hot meals and fresh produce for preparing meals. All of our six community kitchens under our Tekia program were operational, and they prepared a variety of meals, including green beans with tomato sauce and rice, lentil soup, and macaroni. The tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 34,500 hot meals, the Rafah crossing tekia cooked 13,500 meals, the tekia at the UN logistics base in Rafah served meals to 16,500 people, the middle area tekia catered to 9,000 people and also baked 4,500 loaves of bread; the first Khan Younis tekia contributed 16,500 meals, and the tekia in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis prepared 9,000 meals. Our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed a meal consisting of potatoes and tomato sauce with rice to 20,000 people. We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets.

Additionally, today we distributed 300 mattresses donated by Project HOPE to informal shelters in Rafah and Al Mawasi, Khan Younis.

Today we have so far received seven trucks loaded with water bottles donated by Global Empowerment Mission. Our Gaza team plan to deliver and distribute them directly to informal shelters in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis. We expect to soon receive another four trucks of bottled water.

February 23, 2024

Today, all of our six tekias (community kitchens) were operational. They prepared a variety of meals, including green beans with tomato sauce and rice, lentil soup, and macaroni. The tekia near the Qatari Camp provided 34,500 hot meals, the Rafah crossing tekia cooked 13,500, the one at the UN log base in Rafah served 16,500 meals, the middle area tekia catered to 9,000 people and also baked 4,500 flatbreads, the Khan Younis tekia distributed 16,500 meals, and our newest tekia in Mawasi, Khan Younis prepared 9,000 meals. Our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed meals consisting of potato and tomato sauce with rice to 20,000 people. Anera distributed a total of 119,000 hot meals today.

We received five trucks, two carrying mattresses from Project Hope and three carrying water bottles from GEM.

Additionally, we distributed non-food items supplied by UNICEF, which included 300 packs of diapers, and 300 Project Hope mattresses to informal shelters in Rafah.

February 22, 2024

Today, all six of our tekias (community kitchens) were fully operational across Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area. They diligently prepared a diverse array of meals, ranging from green beans with tomato sauce and rice to lentil soup and macaroni. Notably, our tekia in the middle area was able to bake 4,500 loaves of bread. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north provided meals consisting of potato and tomato sauce with rice to 20,000 individuals.

In tandem with our food initiatives, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets — 500 each to Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area. Altogether, our efforts culminated in the provision of 168,500 meals today, encompassing both hot meals and fresh produce.

Furthermore, Anera’s Gaza staff facilitated two health days in the vicinity of our Tekias in Rafah, providing free medical checks and medicine for displaced families.

Today, we received a total of 11 trucks at our warehouse. Eight of these trucks were loaded with mattresses, while one truck transported flour, another carried pasta, and the remaining one was filled with a mixture of water and flour. Notably, five of the trucks laden with mattresses were generously provided by Project Hope, aiding in the transportation of 1,008 mattresses to individuals facing significant needs.

In addition to food provisions, we distributed essential non-food items provided by UNICEF. This included 2,600 packs of diapers, which were allocated to informal shelters in Rafah and Mawasi-Khan Younis, addressing critical needs beyond sustenance.

February 21, 2024

Delivering humanitarian aid in Gaza faces escalating challenges. Over the past two weeks, the flow of supplies into Gaza has ground to a halt, with aid trucks barred from entry due to Israeli ground and air operations in Rafah. This blockade has hindered the delivery of essential cooking ingredients and supplies to our Takias. Consequently, some of our Takias may need to suspend operations in the coming days. It is imperative that aid be permitted to enter Gaza without restrictions, accompanied by assurances of safety for humanitarian aid workers, supplies, and civilians in need of assistance amid hostilities. Innocent people are starving.


Today, only five of our Tekias were operational across Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area, offering a variety of hot meals such as green beans with tomato sauce and rice, lentil soup, and macaroni. Unfortunately, our newest Tekia in Mawasi-Khan Younis was unable to prepare meals due to insufficient supplies. However, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north successfully distributed a meal consisting of potato and tomato sauce with rice to 20,000 people. In addition, as part of our food interventions, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets, allocating 500 each to Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area. Overall, we provided a total of 159,500 meals today, including both hot meals and fresh produce.

Furthermore, we distributed non-food items provided by UNICEF, including 1,500 diaper packs to informal shelters in Rafah and 48 cartons of menstrual pads (each containing 12 packs) to Rafah crossing camp.

Anera also conducted two health days today, catering to approximately 700 tents/families in Mawasi-Khan Younis.

February 20, 2024

Today, Anera again provided 161,300 meals across Gaza, including both hot meals and fresh produce for meal preparation. All of our kitchens were operating and distributing meals in the same locations detailed yesterday.

With support from Humanity First, we hosted two field health clinics today in Khan Younis.

We also distributed 3,000 packs of diapers today at informal shelters for the displaced in Rafah and Khan Younis. This distribution was made possible because, in addition to the two trucks mentioned in our update yesterday, last night we received one additional truck with more diapers from UNICEF.

February 19, 2024

We provided 161,300 meals today, including both hot meals and fresh produce. The six community kitchens comprising our Tekia program were all operating. The kitchen near the Qatari Camp served 34,500 hot meals; the Rafah crossing tekia cooked 13,500 meals; our kitchen at the UN logistics base in Rafah served 16,500 people; the middle area tekia served 6,000 people; our Khan Younis kitchen contributed 16,500 meals, and our tekia in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis supplied 4,800 meals. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed cooked rice to 20,000 people. We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area, supplying ingredients to prepare 49,500 meals.

Today, we’ve received two UNICEF trucks carrying diapers and menstrual pads. In Gaza, the simple act of changing a diaper has become a luxury due to the soaring prices of essential supplies. The cost of a pack of diapers has seen a significant increase, posing a considerable challenge for parents with young children. Before the war, a pack of diapers ranged from $3.50 to $4.50, but currently, they are being sold at $54. This inflated price makes it impossible for displaced parents without income to afford diapers or fulfill even basic necessities for their children.

Given the shortages, some parents are using cloth as diapers, which requires water for washing, a resource that is also scarce. Others are resorting to reusing diapers by taping them together which causes rashes and infections. Parents who cannot find diapers or alternatives are coping by changing their children’s clothes frequently and washing them when and if water is available.

February 18, 2024

Logistical challenges hindering the importation of aid into Gaza continue. Recent Israeli military strikes on Palestinian police officers escorting aid convoys have forced a halt to truck movements. To allow for the resumption of aid convoys, assurances must be urgently provided that no further airstrikes will be conducted on the crossings.


We provided 156,300 meals today, including both hot meals and fresh produce. All six of our tekias served hot meals today: the community kitchen near the Qatari Camp served 34,500 hot meals; the Rafah crossing tekia cooked 13,500 meals; the kitchen at the UN logistics base in Rafah provided meals for 16,500 people; the middle area tekia served 6,000 people; the Khan Younis tekia contributed 16,500 meals; and our tekia in Al Mawasi, Khan Younis served 4,800 meals. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed cooked rice to 15,000 people. We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets in Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area providing ingredients to prepare 49,500 meals.

February 17, 2024

We have not yet received any supplies at the distribution center for a number of days due to the closure of the inspection point in Israel last week. Currently, there is a significant backlog of over 1,200 trucks awaiting entry. The majority of our trucks carrying essential aid are now stationed at the Karam Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) inspection point, awaiting clearance to cross. Unfortunately, this process may take a few days to complete.


Despite the logistical challenges that we are actively working through, our aid delivery continues. We provided 156,300 meals today, including both hot meals and fresh produce. Today, the six community kitchens that form our Tekia program were able to deliver hot meals. The tekia near the Qatari Camp produced 34,500 hot meals; the Rafah crossing kitchen cooked 13,500 meals; the tekia at the UN logistics base in Rafah prepared meals for 16,500 people; the middle area kitchen served 6,000 people; the Khan Younis tekia contributed 16,500 meals; and our newest kitchen in Mawasi, Khan Younis supplied 4,800 meals. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed a rice meal to at least 15,000 people. We also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets to Rafah, Khan Younis, and the middle area with ingredients to prepare 49,500 meals.

February 16, 2024

Anera provided 106,800 hot meals today. Our six community kitchens in our Tekia program prepared lentil soup, lentils and rice, and macaroni meals for pickup at our six locations: near the Qatari Camp; at the Rafah crossing; at the UN logistics base in Rafah; in the middle area; and at two locations in Khan Younis, including our newest tekia in Al Mawasi. And our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed a rice meals.

It is important to note that we were unable to provide additional aid today as our distribution center is currently depleted of supplies.

February 15, 2024

As the situation in Rafah worsens, humanitarian aid trucks at the Egypt-Gaza border have come to a stand-still. Ongoing security challenges, exacerbated by Israeli military operations, hinder the delivery of essential aid. With people in Gaza growing increasingly desperate for food and water, the need for immediate assistance is critical.

Despite these challenges, Anera is actively working to overcome obstacles. Currently, two of our trucks at the Egypt-Gaza border are in the process of crossing, while an additional four trucks are patiently waiting in queue for clearance. Additionally, there are five trucks awaiting entry into the queue. All of these trucks are slated to deliver vital supplies to our warehouse, where they will be distributed to those in urgent need.


Today, our six Tekias in Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area prepared a variety of meals, including spaghetti, lentil soup, lentils and rice, as well as green and white beans served with rice. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia in the north distributed rice meals to 20,000 people. Through our food interventions, we distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets, with 500 allocated each to Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area. In total, we provided 161,300 meals today, comprising both hot meals and fresh produce.

Our nutritionist documented the pre-war weights of internally displaced people (IDPs) and compared them with their current weights, revealing that 100% of those served experienced a decrease in body weight, with an average reduction of 11%.

Furthermore, our Gaza staff distributed 125 UNICEF boxes filled with winter clothes in Al Mawasi-Khan Younis, with each box sufficient for a family of six.

Yesterday, we successfully organized two free health days in Al Mawasi-Khan Younis, assisting 600 individuals during this intervention.


February 14, 2024

As a result of the turmoil caused by Israel’s military operations in and around Rafah, humanitarian aid trucks have been halted at the Egypt-Gaza border. Regrettably, due to this disruption, Anera did not receive any trucks in Gaza today.

Despite this reality, today, our six Tekias (community kitchens) diligently prepared a variety of meals, including spaghetti, lentil soup, lentils and rice, sweet potatoes, as well as green and white beans served with rice across Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area. Additionally, our kitchen in Jabalia, located in the north, distributed rice meals to 15,000 individuals. As part of our food aid interventions, we also distributed 1,500 fresh produce baskets to communities in Rafah, Khan Younis, and Gaza’s middle area. In total, we provided 153,000 meals today, encompassing both hot meals and fresh produce.

Furthermore, our dedicated Gaza staff successfully distributed 300 UNICEF boxes filled with winter clothing in Rafah, with each box equipped to support a family of six.

In parallel, our psychosocial support (PSS) activities were conducted today at Kuwait School in Rafah, engaging 170 children. Among them were 87 boys and 83 girls, with six children coping with war-related injuries, nine with disabilities, and seven who tragically lost family members.