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Palestinian Farmers in Gaza are Getting Ready for Spring

by Anera

Mar 13, 2022

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After severe winter storms, many greenhouses in Gaza were damaged. Many rely on the greenhouses to feed their families and sell produce at the market. Thanks to Anera donors, farmers can restore their greenhouses and welcome the new season.

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My Garden: Urban Farming in Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

Mar 10, 2022

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With the support of UNRWA and Spain’s Bizkaia regional government, Anera is providing expert agricultural trainings to women in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon as part of our gender-based violence prevention efforts through community-based initiatives. Eight women in Rashidieh Palestinian Refugee Camp are now tending their own home gardens. Soon they will be teaching 100…

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Nusaiba’s Food Business Is Thriving Thanks to Her New Skills

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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Meet Nusaiba. She recently completed our sewing course and our English language course. Both courses are supported by UNICEF and offered through our local partner Ibda’a Wa Najah Association in Akkar, Lebanon. She’s already making use of her new sewing skills to add an artful presentation to the preserved foods, or mouneh, that she makes…

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Meet Mandy: A Palestinian Engineer in Gaza

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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In light of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, engineer Mandy Abu Kombouz talks to us about her life as a female engineer in Gaza. Standing before the school in a white hard hat and orange safety vest, Mandy Abu Kombouz is 27 years old, veiled, proud, and the only female Palestinian engineer on…

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Palestinian Students in Gaza Share a Message On International Women’s Day

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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On International Women’s Day, students from the Rosary Sisters School in Gaza have a message for all of us.

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An Interview with Sandy Boutros on International Women’s Day

by Anera

Mar 8, 2022

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This interview with Sandy Boutros, the founder and director of Koun, is the first in our new series highlighting Arab youth change-makers. Read the second piece in the series here. Why Koun? Tell us about yourself and your organization. Koun is an impact-led organization that strongly believes in the power of the mind, and one’s…

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Visiting a Preschool Construction Site in Gaza

by Anera

Mar 4, 2022

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Anera president and CEO Sean Carroll reports from an Anera project site in Al Fukhari neighborhood of Khan Yunis, in the south of Gaza, Palestine. Anera is going to build a preschool here that will serve 150 children each year, helping to address the currently inadequate early childhood education services available in this community.

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Leading the Vaccination Drive in Lebanon’s Palestinian Refugee Camps

by Anera

Mar 3, 2022

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With support from UNICEF, Anera has led a campaign to register thousands of residents in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon for vaccination against COVID-19. Palestinian refugees with COVID-19 have a morbidity rate three times higher than the average in Lebanon. Together with a team of volunteers, we conducted door-to-door visits to help community members…

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Building a School in Zawayda, Palestine with Support from USAID

by Anera

Mar 2, 2022

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Anera’s President & CEO Sean Carroll gives an update on the construction of a school in Zawayda, Palestine and supported by USAID.

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Farms to Fosool Provides Fresh Meals to Children in Gaza

by Anera

Feb 28, 2022

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Anera’s President & CEO Sean Carroll heads to one of the preschools that has been positively impacted by Anera. The program serves 12 preschools across Gaza, reaching 1,428 children. It hires 100 local farmers to provide fresh produce and 40 local women, who work overnight to prepare the breakfast meals fresh every morning. The program…

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