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Palestinian Families in Gaza Can Now Buy the Food They Need

by Anera

Oct 20, 2020

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In the midst of rising poverty, 2,700 Palestinian families in Gaza are now able to buy the food and household items they need. Thanks to funding by Islamic Relief USA, Anera is able to distribute grocery vouchers 🛒🧾 to some of Gaza’s most vulnerable and food insecure families. Fourteen grocery stores throughout Gaza are participating…

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Anera Students in Bekaa Help their Communities

by Anera

Oct 15, 2020

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Students in Anera’s UNICEF-funded vocational educational programs in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon are helping their local communities by cooking meals, making face masks and rehabilitating homes. Our students get the best of all worlds: they learn on the job, they earn income, and they help!

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Empowering Girls to Build Better Futures in Palestine & Lebanon

by Anera

Oct 11, 2020

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Every year, October 11 marks International Day of the Girl, a day to recognize and support the rights of girls around the world. This year’s theme is “My voice, our equal future.” One of the key points of this year’s theme is empowering girls to learn new skills towards the futures they choose. Anera recognizes…

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Anera in 2020: Responding to COVID and the Beirut Explosion

by Anera

Oct 7, 2020

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2020 brought unimaginable challenges to Palestine and Lebanon. Anera had to pivot its work not once, not twice, but three times. From “normal” political and economic challenges to revolution and economic collapse, then to COVID-19, and, most recently, to the terrible explosion that rocked Beirut.

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Giving Back And Doubling My Impact

Sep 30, 2020

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Connecting Communities Through Workplace Giving I am an ardent supporter of Anera. My contributions are made possible through the Community Connections Program at the World Bank: a workplace giving initiative organized to encourage its employees to give back to organizations that support their interests.  I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. My father was…

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Health Care System in Palestine

by Anera

Sep 21, 2020

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Palestinians struggle to receive adequate healthcare due to strains on their system such as unemployment, utilities & poverty. See how you and Anera can help!

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Repairing Damaged Homes After the Beirut Blast

by Anera

Sep 17, 2020

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Anera is working with partners like Muslim Aid, to repair damaged homes in Beirut, Lebanon. On August 4, 2020 at around 6 PM local time, a pair of explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon’s capital. In a city of 1.9 million, at least 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Initial reports estimate the cost of…

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Fearful, sad and shocked in Gaza

Sep 15, 2020

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“‘Fearful, sad and shocked,’ this is how I feel right now,” says Ahmad Najjar. Luckily, we received two shipments of PPE shortly before the outbreak in Gaza. An interview with Ahmad Najjar, Anera’s medical donations program coordinator in Gaza I was shocked when I heard about the discovery of the first four cases of COVID-19…

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Delivering Hot Meals for Quarantined COVID-19 Patients in Lebanon

by Anera

Sep 10, 2020

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In Lebanon, Anera is delivering hot meals to COVID-19 patients quarantined in their homes. With the ongoing economic and political crises and the lack of social services, many families have become food insecure. The August 4 explosion at the port in Beirut made matters worse. These deliveries come at a critical time for families trying…

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Delivery of PPE to Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza

by Anera

Sep 3, 2020

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In Gaza, Anera’s medical donations team delivered COVID-19 emergency medicines 💊 and PPE 😷 to Shifa Hospital. These deliveries are vital with coronavirus cases rising in Gaza. Thank you 🙏🏽 Ray of Light Foundation for the funding that made this vital purchase possible.

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