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Gaza Ceasefire: A Welcome Pause, But Far From Enough

by Anera

Nov 23, 2023

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Anera welcomes the news of a pause in hostilities for the distribution of desperately needed humanitarian relief in Gaza. Over the four-day period, we will work around the clock to distribute as much aid as possible to the people whose lives have been devastated by this unprecedented bombing campaign. We are committed to delivering hot…

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GivingTuesday 2023

by Anera

Nov 21, 2023

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You can show your support for Palestinians by donating to Anera this GivingTuesday, November 28. All donations will be DOUBLED to have 2X the impact on Palestinian families and vulnerable communities in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan! Your support during GivingTuesday gives us the flexibility to adapt during emergencies and meet the needs…

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Southern Lebanon’s Unofficial War and Escalating Crisis

by Anera

Nov 21, 2023

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The world, understandably, is very tuned in to what is happening in Palestine and Israel. We all see the war and its horrifying humanitarian consequences in Gaza unfolding in graphic form every day. But, as we all look towards those horrors, many are missing the ripple effect in the greater region. Lebanon, just next door,…

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Rain and Cold Compound Gaza’s Misery

by Anera

Nov 17, 2023

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With cold weather and rain storms predicted for this weekend, the suffering in Gaza will reach new levels of terrible. The war, likely to soon be the bloodiest in the 75-year Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has brought unprecedented challenges over the past 42 days. The arrival of the rainy season now compounds the misery displaced families are…

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Local Power, Global Impact: Inside Anera’s Swift Response in Gaza

Nov 15, 2023

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The continuing war in Gaza that started on October 7, and its resulting humanitarian catastrophe, has escalated faster and more intensely than anyone could have anticipated. Anera’s staff had to spring into quick action and I am so very proud of what we have been able to do, despite the overwhelming challenges. First and foremost,…

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Joint open letter on transfer of 155mm artillery shells to Israel

by Anera

Nov 13, 2023

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Dear Secretary Austin, We, the undersigned humanitarian, national security, human rights, faith-based, civilian protection, and grassroots organizations, write to express our alarm regarding the possible transfer of 155mm artillery shells to support Israel’s ground operations in the Gaza Strip. We urge you to refrain from granting the government of Israel access to the U.S.-origin 155mm…

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A Report from Shifa Hospital in Gaza

by Anera

Nov 11, 2023

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Anera’s health team in Gaza today received these audio recordings from a doctor inside of Shifa Hospital, the largest hospital in Gaza. Today they bombarded the main ICU of Shifa Hospital…shooting and bombardment everywhere. You hear it at every second here around the hospital. No one can get out of the hospital or come in….

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Ridiculous Sky

Nov 10, 2023

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Ridiculous sky todayBaby-boy blueCloud bellies, soft silver of old coinsTopped with Fragonard bosoms bubbling sodium white.Murillo was never so embarrassing Fluffy-headed, ditzy cloudsCheesy and cheeryJust not seriousNot respectedNot somber sober soulful Triumphalist froth just not a good lookWhen evil everywhere is sparring with goodSpearing the well-meaning in their sideWhen the beast with bear feet and…

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Gaza’s Water Crisis Puts Thousands at Risk of Preventable Death

by Anera

Nov 8, 2023

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The water situation in Gaza is catastrophic. Even before the war, Gaza had virtually no potable water. The population relied on a polluted and rapidly depleting aquifer, as well as a limited number of desalination plants that fell far short of meeting local needs. This has led to the alarming statistic that 97% of Gaza’s…

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Open Healthcare Days for Displaced People in Gaza

by Anera

Nov 7, 2023

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Gaza’s healthcare has virtually collapsed due to the relentless attacks and a lack of electricity, water and essential medical supplies. About one-third of Gaza’s hospitals and clinics have had to close their doors, and those that are still open are struggling to provide adequate care to the increasing number of casualties. The indiscriminate attacks have…

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