Humanitarian Relief

Crises Can Happen at Anytime

In a region where conflict and crises can happen at any time, Anera is always ready to step in to deliver humanitarian relief, easing people’s suffering and helping them return to their normal lives.

Families living in poverty have few resources available to confront emergency situations like flooding and war. In a time of emergency, the basic necessities of life like – food, shelter and water – disappear quickly. And when communities are closed off, like Gaza or the refugee camps of Lebanon, delivering humanitarian aid is even more challenging.

Quick and Flexible Response

Anera has been delivering humanitarian relief for refugees and local communities since our founding in 1968, thanks to the help of supporters from all over the world.

Our staff managing in-kind donations have a tried-and-true system for getting families and communities what they need most: medicines, food packages, clothes, blankets, hygiene supplies, and more. They deliver many millions of dollars of humanitarian relief to families and medicines to charitable clinics and hospitals.

Our solid reputation and good working relationships with local authorities mean that our relief aid gets through to the people who need it most.

In 2014, Anera’s humanitarian relief efforts in Gaza meant that hospitals had the medicines they needed and that families had critically needed hygiene kits, water and food even while bombs fell. In Lebanon, we help ease the burden for thousands of Palestinian and Syrian refugees fleeing Syria’s conflict and for the families who have opened their homes to shelter them. Our emergency response and the speed of our assistance efforts rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters.

Palestinian refugee woman in Lebanon.

How It Works

  • Assess

    Assess the type of emergency and the damage inflicted.

  • Identify

    Identify primary needs of the community. 

  • Deliver

    Deliver timely relief through local staff on the ground. 

  • Monitor

    Monitor success and impact.

  • Implement

    Implement safeguards for future emergencies.

Anera delivered 8,700 blood bags to the Gaza Blood Bank so doctors can save lives in times of emergency.