BLOG

The Olive Press

Lebanon is on the verge of famine

Jul 2, 2020

Posted in:

Since Samar wrote last week, the situation in Lebanon has continued to worsen. She has updated her text to make this urgent appeal. A headline from the Telegraph this week says it all: “Lebanon heads for famine as pandemic accelerates hunger…there are fears the country is about to repeat the 1915-18 famine.” The news from…

Read More

Anera Statement on Israeli Annexation of Palestinian Lands

by Anera

Jun 26, 2020

Posted in:

Anera is gravely concerned about Israeli annexation implications for Palestinian livelihoods, health, food security and resource management. The June 1967 Arab-Israeli war resulted in Israeli occupation of the Palestinian West Bank and East Jerusalem, among other territories. Today, Israel is making moves to formally annex some of these illegally occupied lands, including potentially all the…

Read More

Providing Hope to Families in Lebanon Amid the Country’s Humanitarian Crisis

by Anera

Jun 26, 2020

Posted in:

Anera’s cash assistance program in Lebanon helps vulnerable Lebanese as well as Palestinian and Syrian refugee families keep their heads above water as Lebanon slides deeper into an economic, political and humanitarian crisis.⁣ ⁣⁣*Dramatization to preserve the privacy of recipients.

Read More

International Humanitarian NGOs Warn Israeli Annexation Will Deepen Suffering and Poverty

by Anera

Jun 25, 2020

Posted in:

Anera joined a group of 10 humanitarian organizations that work in the region to issue a statement this week about potential Israeli annexation of Palestinian land.

Read More

This crisis doesn’t ask for your ID

Jun 25, 2020

Posted in:

Lebanon faces an unprecedented crisis The news from Lebanon has been grim for sometime now, and it gets more dire every day. We are in an unprecedented situation. Businesses are closing and we regularly hear of layoffs. Around half of the population is unemployed and many families who have financial means are choosing to leave…

Read More

Anera Visionary: A family passionate about supporting refugees

Jun 16, 2020

Posted in: ,

Through the personal relationships that came out of our volunteer work, we became more aware of the political issues that impact refugees and their families back in their places of origin. I’ve moved around quite a bit during my lifetime, but at heart I’m a Midwesterner and lived most of my life in the “flyover”…

Read More

10 Ways to Help Refugees on World Refugee Day

by Anera

Jun 15, 2020

Posted in:

Dealing with the flood of refugees worldwide has become the world’s main humanitarian crisis. A decade ago, roughly 38 million people had been forced to flee their homes because of persecution or war. According to the Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), that number stood at 68.5 million at the start of…

Read More

World Environment Day

by Anera

Jun 5, 2020

Posted in: ,

Anera’sprograms reuse resources that would otherwise go to waste, respect land and water by using these natural riches in the most eco-friendly ways, and replenish the beauty of the land through responsible waste and water management and the use of renewable energy sources.

Read More

Cold Chain Transportation of Medicine to Gaza, Palestine

by Anera

Jun 4, 2020

Posted in:

Some of the vital medicines we deliver to health care providers serving vulnerable families in the Middle East require constant refrigeration. Anera’s medical donations team uses temperature-controlled cold chain shipping to ensure that these medicines remain effective. Thank you to Direct Relief for donating the shipment of medicine to Gaza featured in this video.

Read More

Anera Stands in Solidarity

by Anera

Jun 3, 2020

Posted in:

Standing in Solidarity with Black Lives Anera is an apolitical organization, yet our staff are active and engaged members of the societies where we live. Many Anera staff members in Lebanon participated in the widespread protests last fall calling for change. In the US and in the Middle East, our staff resist occupation, militarization, and…

Read More