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Nabil is Using Vocational Education to Find Work in Lebanon

by Anera

Jun 21, 2021

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Nabil is a 20-year-old Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. He is taking Anera’s vocational education course on plumbing to help position himself to find decent work in Lebanon’s grim labor market. Not only is he learning practical skills, but he is helping to restore houses to make them livable for their residents.

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Jun 11, 2021

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We will update this log regularly to provide an ongoing report back to donors on the ways Anera is responding during this COVID-19 crisis. We will also be providing occasional updates about conditions on the ground and our staff. Please visit and share this page often! We are also creating Arabic-language COVID-19 health materials addressing…

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Anera Reads

by Anera

Jun 8, 2021

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What we’re reading These are some of our staff’s favorite books that give some context to life, history and culture in the countries where we work: Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. We also feature some writings that describe the experiences of refugees and other communities related to those we serve in the Middle East that may…

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Medical Aid Needed Across Palestine During a Time of Crisis and Turmoil

Jun 7, 2021

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Medical aid is needed across all of Palestine during this time. Palestine has been in crisis for the last month. Not just from the war in Gaza, but also from recent events in the West Bank.

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Palestinian Food Recipes From the Anera Community

by Anera

Jun 2, 2021

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others (do not forget the pigeon’s food). – Mahmoud Darwish As we approach the month of Ramadan — a time when families gather together to break the fast — we are sharing here some of the delicious recipes that have come our way over the years. Recipes passed…

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Documenting the Tragedy in Gaza

by Anera

May 26, 2021

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We feature here photographs from the amazing Zaanoun brothers, Mohammed and Ibrahim, who braved danger to themselves during the bombardment of Gaza to capture images of what happened. Follow Mohammed Zaanoun on Instagram at @m.z.gaza, and Ibrahim Zanoun at @ibrahim_zanoun.

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Something Needs to Change

May 25, 2021

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“But we cannot move on with the news. Now is the time when people all over the world must come together to support Palestinian communities.”

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Delivering Emergency Medical Aid and Supplies to Gaza

by Anera

May 25, 2021

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With the support of people like YOU and our medical donation partners Americares and Direct Relief, Anera was able to deliver the first (of many) emergency medical aid shipments to Gaza.

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In the Words of Anera’s Palestine Staff

by Anera

May 18, 2021

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What we are hearing from our colleagues in Palestine living through the current crisis. Updated on an ongoing basis. May 18 “The bombings never stop, day and night, and they are targeting civilian homes, public offices, roads and the main Ministry of Health offices. Their only COVID-19 texting lab is damaged and no longer operating….

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How You Can Support Palestine and Palestinians

by Anera

May 18, 2021

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With everything that is happening in East Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank and Israel, you may be wondering what you can do to help in some way. We hope this page will be helpful to you. There is more than one way to engage, and donating is just a start. It’s also about educating yourself…

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