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Delivering Sustainable Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza

by Anera

Jun 1, 2020

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Ramadan is over, but the families who got Anera food parcels are still enjoying them today. Thank you Islamic Relief USA for funding these abundant parcels, which included fresh vegetables from Gaza farms! Anera delivered food parcels to 3,552 families in Gaza. They contained a generous amount of food, including fresh produce grown in family…

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Making Clothing for Children to Celebrate Eid in Lebanon

by Anera

May 29, 2020

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Towards the end of the month of Ramadan this year, our amazing sewing vocational students at the Bhannine Social Skills Center in Lebanon helped produce Eid clothing for children.

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Delivering Wheelchairs to Palestinian Refugee Families in Lebanon

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May 29, 2020

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Nawfal and Nihaya are two Palestinian refugees who live in Kharayib Village near Saida, Lebanon. Both have special physical needs that require the use of a wheelchair for mobility. The couple runs a mini-market out of part of their house and sell basic foodstuffs for income. Due to COVID-19, they are now considered essential workers….

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Providing food for those in need in Gaza and Lebanon during Ramadan

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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GAZA LEBANON Every year during Ramadan, Anera assembles food parcels with an array of pantry essentials for hungry families in Gaza and Lebanon. This year, due to the economic distress caused by COVID-19, our food parcels were even more important. To meet the heightened need, we have expanded and incorporated new elements into our distributions…

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A Sustainable Response to COVID-19 in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

May 20, 2020

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Anera’s staff in Lebanon are making their communities better during COVID-19 with sustainable solutions.

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What Does it Take to Assemble Food Parcels for Ramadan in Gaza?

by Anera

May 19, 2020

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What does it take to put together a sustainable food parcel in Gaza? Anera’s Rania Elhelo explains the process — from the greenhouse, the warehouse and to Palestinian families’ homes. Anera’s food parcels provide Palestinian families enough food for a month while providing income for Palestinian farmers who supply fresh produce.

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On This Land | على هذه الأرض

by Anera

Apr 22, 2020

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We have on this land that which makes life worth living We have on this land all of that which makes life worth living The opening lines of famed Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish’s poem are an apt reminder that we are all responsible for preserving and protecting the lands we call home. Refugees have a…

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A letter to the U.S. Administration from humanitarian organizations

by Anera

Apr 6, 2020

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On Friday, April 3, Anera joined 13 other humanitarian organizations in urging the State Department and USAID to resume funding for humanitarian and development programs in the West Bank and Gaza to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The other signatory organizations are the Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP), CARE, Catholic Relief Services (CRS),…

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Is Gaza Unlivable?

Apr 1, 2020

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A UN report published in 2012 announced that Gaza would be unlivable by 2020. The predictions were about an alarming humanitarian crisis on a small strip of land. Here we are in 2020 and we’re grappling with a global pandemic!  It’s hard for the people of Gaza to fully grasp a silent unpredictable enemy like…

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An update from North Lebanon in the wake of the coronavirus threat

Mar 30, 2020

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In this solidarity we see hope By Ahlam Chalabi Ahlam is Anera’s area manager for North Lebanon. Lebanon has been in a crisis since October. Since coronavirus arrived here, things are even harder. The situation is really heavy. Day workers and the vulnerable are suffering the most. But difficult circumstances also bring out people doing…

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