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Equipping Vulnerable Youth with Essential Life Skills in Lebanon

Feb 20, 2020

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By Christine Zahm, Anera Lebanon Youth Program Manager Many kids in Lebanon go to public schools that don’t teach them the skills they need to get ahead in life. Many others aren’t in school at all. The children come from vulnerable backgrounds. Sometimes their parents lack important life skills too. Families who strive to help…

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Hydroponic agriculture

by Anera

Feb 10, 2020

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Hydroponic cultivation can play an important role in meeting food security challenges. A small area can produce many fruits and vegetables at a very low cost with little more than PVC pipes and a small pump to circulate nutrients. Gaza, with one of the highest population densities in the world, is in dire need of…

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Understanding Agriculture in Palestine and How Aid Can Help

by Anera

Feb 7, 2020

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How does development aid help Palestinian agriculture? Learn why aid is essential to agriculture in Palestine & some of Anera’s recent programs.

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Cancer in Gaza: How Anera Meets Critical Needs

Feb 4, 2020

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Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases affecting humankind. Sadly, cancer is deadlier in some places than in others, due to a lack of medication, inhibited access to the latest treatment protocols, prohibitively expensive treatment costs, restricted access to care, late-stage disease diagnoses, an inadequate number of oncologists, etc. All of these challenges are present…

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Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank are finding careers in coding & technology

by Anera

Jan 24, 2020

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We’re so proud of our first class of Palestinian graduates from the anera+RBK program. Our graduates come from all over Palestine – from Gaza and the West Bank. Their hard work and dedication will take them far – with careers in coding and technology 💻.⁣ See how the anera+RBK program works 🎦⁣

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Women’s empowerment, from proposal to reality

Jan 10, 2020

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By Holly Jordan Holly is the new business development manager at Anera. Previously, she served as visiting assistant professor of religion at Roanoke College in Virginia. Recently, I was fortunate to take my first visit to Anera’s country offices in Lebanon and Palestine. In my previous life in academia, my research related to the Arab-Israeli…

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This is what you made possible in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan in 2019. Thank you!

by Anera

Jan 7, 2020

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We accomplished 💪🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Hiking Lebanon for Syrian refugee children

Jan 6, 2020

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My parents fled a war zone I love to hike and travel. I’ve done lots of traveling around the world. I’ve hiked Peru, the Himalayas, the Hindu Kush, Mount Kilimanjaro and many other places. I find it’s the best way to see a country. When I started thinking about where I wanted to go next…

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Water for 20,000 Palestinians in Jabalia Refugee Camp, Gaza

by Anera

Dec 23, 2019

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Living close to a working water well is a lifeline in Gaza. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the residents of Jabalia refugee camp. The well was outdated and in very poor condition, making it difficult to pump water. Given the Gaza power crisis and the intermittent supply of electricity, residents needed a water…

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Anera’s Women Can Program Helps Palestinian Baker Expand Her Business in Palestine

by Anera

Dec 18, 2019

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Meet Khyria, a baker from Qabalan, Palestine, locally famous for her giant bread loaves. “The only thing I know for sure is baking,” says Khyria. “To my neighbors, my bread is famous,” she says with evident pride. She mixes white and black wheat to make her own special flour mix. Sometimes she also bakes cookies…

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