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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 The well was outdated and in very poor condition, making it difficult to pump water.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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A humanitarian crisis threatens Lebanon. We need your help.

Dec 17, 2019

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Samar is Anera’s country director in Lebanon Lebanon is on the verge of a humanitarian emergency. Due to an escalating financial crisis sharpened by the mass protest movement, the economy is shutting down as are the social services that families depend on. It has been two months since the start of the protests — a…

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A Glimpse at Everyday Life in Palestine

by Anera

Dec 17, 2019

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What is life like in Palestine? There are too many occasions when violence and chaos threaten a dangerous disruption of everyday life in Palestine, even for those who are not directly involved. This is particularly true in one of the many Palestinian refugee camps where as many as one-third of all Palestinians live. For other Palestinians, the daily…

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What Is Development Aid?

by Anera

Dec 17, 2019

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When many people think of foreign aid, they picture NGO workers providing medical care or handing out supplies in the aftermath of a hurricane or an earthquake. They might also think of providing food to people living in poverty. While this kind of immediate aid is, of course, crucial, it’s not the only type of aid. One other…

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Human Rights Day

by Anera

Dec 10, 2019

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What is Human Rights Day? Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, often abbreviated as the UDHR. Article one of the Universal Declaration proclaims that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity…

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World Soil Day

Dec 5, 2019

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Naser Qadous is Anera Palestine’s Agricultural Programs Manager Restoring the Environment To feed the world we need healthy soil. Agriculture is almost totally dependent on water and soil. Aside from hydroponics, which is small scale, soil is essential for farming and much else. For me, soil is life itself. For the West Bank and Gaza,…

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