Press Release

Kuwait Gives Anera $1 Million for Gaza Children

March 8, 2010 | Washington, DC – Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid) is pleased to announce a donation of $1 million from the government of Kuwait to fund Anera’s work with children in Gaza.

With this donation, Anera will operate its Milk for Preschoolers program, which has been delivering vitamin-fortified milk and biscuits to 20,000 preschool children across Gaza since 2003. Anera also will continue its renovations of preschools and support of education across Gaza.

Milk for Preschoolers has garnered the support of many donors who see Anera successfully reaching people in need in a location rife with challenges. The $1 million grant is a valued endorsement of Anera’s ability to deliver with the highest standards of accountability and responsibility.

Anera is deeply grateful to two particular individuals for making this donation possible: His Excellency Shaykh Salim Al-Abdallah Al-Jabir Al-Sabah, Ambassador to the US, and His Excellency Shaykh Mohammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Anera remains committed to the people of Gaza.  Thanks to donors like the Kuwaiti government, we look forward to serving Gaza’s growing children and their parents well into a future and fostering stability and opportunities for all.