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Providing Vital Equipment to Zouk Mikael, Lebanon’s Volunteer First Responders

by Anera

Dec 15, 2020

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Zouk Mikael, Lebanon’s volunteer first responders now have the tools they need thanks to Anera and a recent donation from Direct Relief.

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Canning Veggies as Humanitarian Relief

by Anera

Dec 11, 2020

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This film features students in Anera’s vocational education classes on cooking. They are canning and prepping veggies for vulnerable families in Lebanon.

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Beirut Explosion: Responding in the Aftermath

by Anera

Dec 10, 2020

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A cataclysmic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed 180 people and injured another 6,000. It was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history. Emergency rooms are over capacity with badly injured people, and medical supplies are quickly being depleted with no restock available. A large swath of the city has been destroyed…

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Reconnecting Families in Beirut, Lebanon to Water After the Blast

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Dec 8, 2020

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Anera’s plumbing and engineering vocational students recently installed water tanks on apartment buildings and homes damaged by the August 4th explosion in Beirut. Along with installing the tanks, Anera fixed damaged water lines and connections to Beirut’s main water network.

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 4, 2020

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Protecting Palestinian Soil for Future Generations “We come from the soil and we go back to the soil. We must safeguard the rights of our children through the soil we are borrowing from them.” These poignant words come from one of our agronomists in Palestine, Naser Qadous. Naser in the West Bank and his colleague…

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An Anera Love Story in Lebanon

by Anera

Nov 30, 2020

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Thanks to an Anera cash-for-work opportunity, Wissan and Iman earned enough money to finally tie the knot.

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Wishing You a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving from Anera 2020

by Anera

Nov 25, 2020

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2020 has been quite a year! But we hope that you and your loved ones are safe, healthy and able to be happy this Thanksgiving. From all of us at Anera, Happy Thanksgiving!

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New Greenhouses in Gaza Help Families Provide for Themselves

by Anera

Nov 24, 2020

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

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Remembering the Forgotten

by Anera

Nov 12, 2020

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How Lebanon’s refugee and other vulnerable communities are coping after the Beirut blast and in increasingly dire circumstances | Anera hosted this webinar on October 7, 2020. The transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.

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My Coding Journey in Gaza

Nov 4, 2020

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Khaled writes about his transformative experience in Anera’s career acceleration program It all started when my job ended, late in 2019. I was a mechanical engineer by trade, but I ran across a Facebook ad for Anera’s Palestinians Leveling Up Skills (PLUS). The program promised high-demand tech and professional job skills training for Palestinian youth in…

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