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National Safe Motherhood Day

by Anera

Apr 11, 2022

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April 11 marks National Safe Motherhood Day. It’s a time for society and organizations like Anera to reflect and ask the question: how can we protect the wellness of mothers during pregnancy and later in life? Through Anera’s programs, we have witnessed the resilience and resourcefulness of Middle Eastern mothers, such as those in Lebanon…

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Zakat al-Fitr — Giving During Ramadan

by Anera

Apr 6, 2022

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One of Islam’s major pillars is zakat, or alms, through which Muslims show support for the Islamic community. At the end of Ramadan, a special type of zakat is due — Zakat al-Fitr. These obligatory alms allow Muslims to cleanse their wealth after the fasting month while giving directly to the poor and needy. As…

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World Health Day

by Anera

Apr 5, 2022

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On World Health Day 2022, we are taking this opportunity to thank our many medical donation partners. Because of their generosity and the partnerships we have formed, Anera delivers across Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. From cancer medicines to IV solutions, Anera and our partners bring life-saving medicines and vital healthcare supplies to patients and health…

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Palestine Children’s Day

by Anera

Apr 5, 2022

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Palestine Children’s Day is observed on April 5th of every year. In 1995, Yasser Arafat started the commemorative day as a way of shedding light on the injustices and struggles that Palestinian children confront under occupation. Palestinian children have trouble accessing education, proper nutrition and health care, opportunities for jobs, and dreams for a brighter…

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My Commitment to Gaza and to Supporting the People I Love

Apr 4, 2022

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My interest in Palestine goes back to 1994 when I went with my sociology colleagues after the first intifada had ended the prior year. I was reluctant to join the study they were hoping to do because I was busy with other areas of study, and the Middle East had not been on my radar….

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Anera Mourns the Death of Rabbi Everett Gendler

by Anera

Apr 4, 2022

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We mourn the loss of one of our cherished members of the Anera community: Rabbi Everett Gendler. Rabbi Gendler died on April 1, 2022 at the age of 93 in Massachusetts, where he lived with his wife, Mary. The rabbi’s life was an inspiration to all those who followed and knew him. Long active in…

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Women on the Frontlines of Healthcare in Lebanon

by Anera

Mar 24, 2022

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Women are pivotal in combating the pandemic as frontline responders, nurses, doctors, social workers, pharmacists and other health professionals in Lebanon.

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An Inside Look at Beirut’s Fire Brigade

by Anera

Mar 23, 2022

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Beirut’s Fire Brigade constantly faces high pressure, sometimes dangerous situations. It takes brave people like Al Afraa, a paramedic in the brigade, to safeguard the community.

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World Water Day

by Anera

Mar 22, 2022

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No one should be left behind when it comes to water. This year for World Water Day Anera is highlighting water preserving farming practices in Gaza.

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The Only Yoga Club in Gaza

by Anera

Mar 17, 2022

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This piece by Tahreer Mortaga is the second entry in our series highlighting Arab youth change-makers. Read the first piece in the series, an interview with Sandy Boutros, here. I am a Palestinian journalist from Gaza. I’ve always loved to write. In 2004, I began working for local news radio stations. And I later obtained…

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