Press Release

Anera Responding to Significant Humanitarian Needs in Gaza and the West Bank

October 7, 2023 | Washington, DC — The unprecedented events and escalation in the conflict of the past day have already created significant humanitarian needs that are almost certain to grow substantially. A few days ago, Anera delivered 12,000 bags of IV solutions to Gaza’s largest hospital to help prepare for emergencies. We are ready to respond to what will likely be a large humanitarian need in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Anera President & CEO, Sean Carroll, said today,

“It is still early to know just how big the humanitarian response needs will be, but, unfortunately, we expect the needs will be large. We have recently delivered medicines and medical supplies to the main hospitals in Gaza. We are working now to procure more from donors and locally.”

Anera staff are participating in all relevant humanitarian coordination bodies to ensure coordinated and appropriate local and international response.


For more information:

Steven Fake
Media Relations Officer
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About Anera
Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Lebanon, and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate humanitarian relief and for sustainable health, education, and economic development efforts. Our staff are from the communities they serve, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most. We will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.