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Roots in Palestine: Dedicated to Palestinian Refugees Since 1968

by Anera

May 15, 2024

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For Palestinians around the world, May 15th marks the “Nakba” (literally “disaster” or “catastrophe” in Arabic) which commemorates the 1948 Palestinian exodus during the establishment of the State of Israel. Nakba Day 2022 For Palestinians around the world, May 15th marks the “Nakba” (literally “disaster” or “catastrophe” in Arabic) which commemorates the 1948 Palestinian exodus…

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Empowering Lebanon’s Youth: Making a Difference through Volunteerism

by Anera

May 14, 2024

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Recognizing the transformative impact of youth engagement, Anera hosts events across Lebanon to recruit volunteers for community projects and promote grassroots organizing as part of our Nahno Volunteers project.

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Traveling through Gaza’s Ravaged Landscape

May 13, 2024

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Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to north Gaza, in my own car no less. I filled it with vegetables for our colleagues in the north and made the journey. As I drove, I saw people walking with their belongings slung over their shoulders, their lives condensed into little knapsacks. For five long months,…

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New Evacuation Orders in Northern Gaza Deepens Misery

by Anera

May 11, 2024

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A Report from Anera’s Team in Gaza Our Gaza staff are reporting the alarming news of new and unexpected evacuation orders, issued by the Israeli military, for all of the North Gaza Governorate. Our team lead in Gaza tells us: “Today marked another devastating day here. The people of Gaza are in a fight for…

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Providing a Safe Space for Youth in Lebanon

by Anera

May 8, 2024

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The Makani Project serves as a safe and inclusive space catering to individuals of all ages. It offers essential services such as capacity and skill-building initiatives, child protection and education support, and health awareness programs. Specifically designed to foster the holistic development of children, the project prioritizes their physical, social, and emotional well-being.

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A Threatened Invasion of Rafah Will Be a Catastrophe for Civilians

by Anera

May 6, 2024

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Today, Israel issued evacuation orders in the form of airdropped leaflets, text messages and phone calls to the large civilian population now sheltering in Rafah, directing people in the eastern neighborhoods of Rafah to flee to Mawasi, a southern coastal area devoid of infrastructure for basic services. Most families sheltering in Rafah have already been…

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Livelihoods Under Attack in Gaza

by Anera

Apr 25, 2024

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Part of a series on the impact of the war on all sectors of economic life within Gaza, Anera’s immediate response and plans for the future. Other posts cover housing, education, WASH, health and food production systems. Livelihood Recovery In Gaza, 57 years of occupation and 17 years of blockade have substantially affected the population’s economic well-being. In 2022 and the…

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Anera Head Among InterAction Member CEOs Sending Public Letter To President Biden To Address Crisis In Gaza

by Anera

Apr 25, 2024

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InterAction and 50 Member CEOs, some of whom have organizations that work in Gaza, urge President Biden to take decisive and actionable steps to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Detailed within this letter are specific steps and commitments that can save numerous civilian lives and alleviate the suffering of Palestinians on the brink of…

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Pittsburgh Band Brings Together the Power of Music and Protest

Apr 22, 2024

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Edwin Everhart on a musical benefit show for Gaza, and the power of music to sustain protest within communities.

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Adequate Housing is Under Attack in Gaza

by Anera

Apr 18, 2024

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In Gaza, systematic bombardment of civilian housing and infrastructure has created a crisis of shelter that is endangering over a million.

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