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Statement on UNRWA Funding Suspension

by Anera

Jan 31, 2024

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On Friday, January 26, the United States, followed by several other countries, suspended funding to UNRWA due to Israeli allegations that some members of the organization’s staff in Gaza participated in the attacks in Israel on October 7, 2023. The agency took immediate steps to hold staff accountable and launched an investigation. The UN Relief…

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Voices From Gaza: A Collective Journal

by Anera

Jan 29, 2024

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“Voices From Gaza: A Collective Journal” is Anera’s series of stories from individuals in Gaza who share their experiences since October 7.

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Lebanese Culinary Success Story: Khalid’s Journey from Home Cook to Entrepreneur with Anera

by Anera

Jan 23, 2024

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Enrolling in an Anera course in Saida, Lebanon transformed Khalid’s culinary dreams into reality, giving him the confidence to open his own restaurant and bakery.

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Crafting Skills and Empowering Youth: Soap Making and Handicrafts in Bekaa, Lebanon

by Anera

Jan 22, 2024

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In Bekaa, Lebanon, young minds are unleashing their creativity and learning job skills through Anera’s soap making and handicrafts course.

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Women in Gaza Lack Access to Menstrual Supplies

by Anera

Jan 12, 2024

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The crisis in Gaza has been catastrophic for all aspects of life, including women’s menstrual health.

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An Update on Anera’s Staff in Gaza

Jan 12, 2024

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As Anera’s country director in Palestine, I would like to share an update on our staff’s welfare in Gaza. Our colleagues have faced unprecedented challenges over the last three months. When I report on our staff, I always say that they’re all accounted for. They’re all safe and physically unharmed. But they are far from…

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A Primer on Gaza

by Anera

Jan 11, 2024

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The Gaza Strip is a 25-mile long stretch of coastal land (141 square miles, 365 square kilometers) that is home to a growing population of more than two million people. For such a small place, Gaza has a name everyone recognizes around the globe, but few really understand its history, culture and overall situation. Early…

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Fostering Peace Through Sport in Lebanon

by Anera

Jan 9, 2024

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Since 2021, Peace Through Sport has impacted 423 young people in 8 rounds, and they’ve paid it forward, positively affecting over 5,000 lives through their initiatives.

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Winter Resilience: Navigating Challenges in Lebanon

Jan 6, 2024

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Samar El-Yassir, Lebanon Country Director, details our winterization initiatives, supported by donations, which empower youth with crucial skills. These efforts provide warm clothing, bedding, and nourishing meals to individuals facing displacement amid the challenges of economic collapse, rising violence, and unprecedented adversities.

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Voices from Gaza: Sandra Rasheed Reflects on Some of her Colleagues in Gaza

Jan 6, 2024

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Anera’s Palestine Country Director Sandra Rasheed dedicated the past month to reflecting on some of her colleagues in Gaza and offering insights into their stories. Through posts on Sandra’s LinkedIn profile spread over the month, she shared the experiences of individuals who tirelessly serve their communities amidst the daily horrors of life in Gaza.

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