Anera Signs Statement of Concern on Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement
Anera and 25 other international aid agencies working in the Palestinian territories signed a statement expressing concern over the Trump Administration’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The decision will likely have adverse effect on any prospects for peace and risks exacerbating potential for violence among Palestinians and Israelis. Palestinians are likely to suffer most.
Anera is particularly concerned about the risks to continued humanitarian and development work. Together with the other signatories of the Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) letter, we urge the US Administration not to take unilateral actions; rather to focus on supporting an end to the conflict and on the continued humanitarian assistance and peaceful development Palestinians need.
For 49 years, Anera has been a leading provider of economic development, health, and education programs. In fiscal year 2017, the relief and development agency delivered more than $67.8 million of programs working with Syrian and Palestinian refugees and impoverished communities across West Bank, Gaza, and Lebanon.