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Your Impact Makes A Difference for Families in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan

by Anera

Dec 19, 2022

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Despite many successes, needs and challenges continue to exist and there are many ways you can help below.

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The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in the Middle East

Dec 16, 2022

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Human-centered development and expanding quality of life In a planet of 8 billion people, with finite natural resources, life looks very different for those lucky enough to be economically prosperous. Billions of people right now are living in circumstances that sharply limit their aspirations, of material deprivation, of limited access to healthcare and many of…

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Youth-led Activities for People with Visual Impairments

by Anera

Dec 14, 2022

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With support from UNICEF, Anera’s agriculture students in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon hosted an initiative to provide psychological support and social integration for young people with visual impairments. Subtitle transcript –Today we are participating in a youth-led initiative organized by the Baseera Foundation. Visually impaired young men and women volunteered with us and participated…

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Dialysis Patients in Lebanon Are in Need of Medicines for Survival

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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With the on-going economic crisis in Lebanon, dialysis patients at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon are in need of vital dialysis medicines and medical supplies

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Palestinian Teachers’ Day 2022

by Anera

Dec 13, 2022

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

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Getting Families in Lebanon Ready for the Winter

by Anera

Dec 12, 2022

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With your support, Anera is able to get winter items and warm clothing to families in Lebanon as the winter season deepens.

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2022

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Human Rights Day 2022 Human Rights Day was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly 54 years ago on December 10 to proclaim the rights all humans are entitled to regardless of their background or status. This year the UN’s 2022 theme is Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All. Although Anera is non-political, our community…

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Supporting Lebanon’s Healthcare System and Getting Medicine to Patients

by Anera

Dec 7, 2022

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Chronic disease medicines are essential for many in Lebanon. Unfortunately, medicine and especially chronic disease medicines are widely unavailable in Lebanon due to the ongoing economic and political crises.

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World Soil Day

by Anera

Dec 5, 2022

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

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Six Moments In Netflix’s ‘The Swimmers’ That Are Common Among Refugees

Nov 30, 2022

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‘The Swimmers’ captures several experiences of many refugees united by sacrifice, loss, rejection and a harrowing journey. 

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