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Building Up Confidence in Lebanon’s Youth: Peace Through Sport

by Anera

Jan 5, 2024

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Anera, in collaboration with partner Around The Worlds, is fostering confidence and empowerment among young people in Lebanon through sports.

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From Home to Homeless in Gaza

Dec 31, 2023

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Greetings from Gaza, the most miserable place in the world, where rivers are made of blood not water. I am writing to share the latest chapter of my story, as I am certain that my and other Gazans’ experiences right now are profound enough to fill volumes with accounts that have yet to cross anyone’s…

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Celebrating Hayat

Dec 21, 2023

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Last Thursday’s dawn, my daughter arrived – a triumph over fear and anticipation. We named her Hayat (“Life”) because her birth is a victory of life amid the death and devastation we are experiencing daily in Gaza. With her first touch, my mind traveled through the 70 days of bombing, displacement, hunger and thirst. Life,…

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Navigating Challenges to Deliver Humanitarian Relief in Wartime Gaza

by Anera

Dec 14, 2023

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The ongoing war in Gaza presents formidable challenges for organizations like Anera striving to deliver humanitarian aid. The relentless pace of violence and overwhelming scale of destruction and need have created conditions that are testing the capacity and ability of the international community. Each day of the war calls for urgent response. Anera, like the…

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Championing Climate Resilience: Youth-Led Initiatives in Palestine and Jordan

by Anera

Dec 8, 2023

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Young adults from Palestine and Jordan discuss the challenges their communities and countries confront in relation to climate change, along with the proactive measures they are taking to address and mitigate its impact.

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Educating for the Future at COP28

by Anera

Dec 7, 2023

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Anera is in Dubai this week to participate in COP28. The 28th United Nations Climate Change conference — known as the 2023 Conference of the Parties, or COP28 — has convened in Dubai from November 30 until December 12. Anera is joining the ReWired Summit, organized by Dubai Cares, to be held on December 8…

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Aqaba Process Joint Statement on Gaza’s Humanitarian Situation

by Anera

Dec 6, 2023

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The humanitarian situation in Gaza is catastrophic; it is amongst the worst we have witnessed and will likely only get worse as hostilities continue. The large majority of the civilian population is in desperate need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Over 1.8 million people in Gaza, or nearly 80 per cent of the population, are…

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There Are No Words – The 2023 Gaza War

Dec 4, 2023

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Even after this war is over, the decimation of life and infrastructure in Gaza will take many years to overcome.

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Thank You, Anera Community, for Your Support for Gaza

by Anera

Dec 4, 2023

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The miraculous work Anera’s team in Gaza is carrying out every day is fueled by the tremendous outpouring of solidarity and backing by our community.

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GivingTuesday Gratitude

by Anera

Nov 29, 2023

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Thanks to the Anera community, we surpassed our GivingTuesday goal! While GivingTuesday is an important fundraising day for many, this year it was especially meaningful to Anera as the day coincided with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. In total, the Anera community came together and raised over $300,000 yesterday. That’s $300,000…

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