The Olive Press

Rania’s Diary: Living Without Light in Gaza

May 10, 2017

Posted in: Early this week, I took a day off to stay home. It wasn’t for family time, school meetings or having friends over for dinner. I simply took the day off to wash the piles of laundry that had amassed on… Read More

What It’s Like to Be a Woman Doctor in Area C, Palestine

Apr 27, 2017

Posted in: Not only is Dr. Fathiya Misyef one of the leading OB/GYNs in Palestine, she is also a well-respected female doctor who heads the Al-Walajeh Clinic. Al-Walajeh is a small Palestinian village in Area C of the West Bank, some kilometers northwest… Read More

Palestinian Children Describe Their Preschool Renovation


Jun 20, 2016

Posted in: The Refugee Women Training Center and preschool in the city of Ramallah is one of only three preschool teacher training facilities in all of Palestine. It was in bad need of repair when ANERA took on its renovation. Listen to… Read More

What Does “Al Afiya” Mean to You?


Oct 5, 2015

Posted in: We asked students & teachers at the Spafford Children’s Center in the Old City of Jerusalem to explain “al afiya” (العافية). Here’s what they had to say… Read More

Meet Tamer and Lana, Siblings from the West Bank with Gaucher Disease


Apr 1, 2015

Posted in: Tamer, 14, and his sister Lana, 13, live in Jenin, West Bank. They both suffer from a rare inherited disease called gaucher that is life-threatening without treatment. For 10 years, ANERA has provided Tamer and Lana with the treatment they… Read More

Crisis in Gaza 2014: ANERA Response Log


Dec 2, 2014

Posted in: Thanks to a dedicated and generous community of donors, ANERA’s Gaza staff was able to respond immediately to the bombings in Gaza. ANERA is one of the few international organizations that consistently gets health care and humanitarian relief supplies into Gaza.… Read More

Love Stories for World Heart Day 2014


Sep 29, 2014

Posted in: According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year. That is more than cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria. In honor of World Heart Day, ANERA… Read More

Palestinian Refugee Women from Syria


Dec 2, 2013

Posted in: More than 90,000 Palestinians from Syria have sought shelter in Lebanon’s overcrowded, poor 12 Palestinian refugee camps. Women and children account for 74% of the refugees. Six out of 10 families have to share one room and end up hanging… Read More

Children From Palestine Share Their Dreams


Oct 17, 2012

Posted in: Palestinian children from the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon share what they hope to become in the future. Read More