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Yet Another Explosion in Lebanon. What More Can We Endure?

Aug 16, 2021

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Lebanon has had yet another horrible disaster. On early Sunday morning, August 15, a fuel tank exploded in Akkar, one of the poorest areas of the country. The causes are still under investigation, but the explosion left 28 people dead and injured nearly 100 others. This has happened at a time when the economy has…

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International Youth Day 2021: Empowering Youth in Palestine & Lebanon for the Future

by Anera

Aug 12, 2021

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Youth make up the majority of the populations in Palestine and Lebanon and are central to many of our program successes. Anera recognizes that youth hold the key to a better future.

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Combating Food Insecurity in Gaza and Lebanon

by Anera

Aug 10, 2021

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GAZA Background Since the blockade of Gaza started 14 years ago, the economy of the territory has been stagnating. Add to this intermittent bombings and a global pandemic and you have a recipe for food insecurity. More than two-thirds of Gaza’s 2 million residents are food insecure. Anera’s Response This Past Year Food Vouchers Anera…

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COVID-19 in Lebanon and Palestine: Anera Response Log

by Anera

Aug 6, 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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Beirut Explosion: Responding in the Aftermath

by Anera

Aug 4, 2021

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A cataclysmic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020 killed well over 200 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…

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One Year Ago, Beirut Exploded. Now the Situation is Worse.

Aug 4, 2021

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It was midnight and I was driving my husband to the hospital for a medical emergency. I travelled through a city cloaked in darkness. We hadn’t had electricity in Beirut for days. The street lights were off and the roads were empty in a place that once vibrated with life 24/7. My eyes filled up…

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Lilian Tian: A Year After the Beirut Blast

by Anera

Aug 3, 2021

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Learn how the explosion on August 4, 2020 changed everything for this resident of Beirut, Lebanon.

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What Your Support Has Helped Accomplish One Year After The Beirut Blast

by Anera

Aug 3, 2021

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In the year since the Beirut blast, thanks to the generous support of the Anera community, together we have accomplished the following…

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Our Environment, Our Home – A Walk in Lebanon’s Woods

by Anera

Jul 27, 2021

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100 of Anera’s youth volunteers set out on a mountain hike in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley to clean trails and learn more about ecology.

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Delivering Vital Medicines and Supplies to Hospitals and Clinics Across Gaza

by Anera

Jul 20, 2021

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Over the last month our Gaza medical donations team has been working around-the-clock to deliver vital medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and clinics across Gaza. So far we have delivered:

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