Syrian refugees: The children deserve better
Anera's Niki Erickson brings a plea for international support to the readership of her home state newspaper after recently meeting with Syrian refugee communities in tented makeshift settlements in Lebanon. Read the full article on the Deseret News.
Op-ed: What About the Refugees Left Behind?
As the Syrian refugee crisis spreads to Europe, Anera president Bill Corcoran urges the international community not to forget about the many millions of Syrian refugees in the Middle East, nor about the host countries like Lebanon that have severely strained resources. Read the full article on The Huffington Post.
THE BILL PRESS SHOW
Bill Corcoran Discusses Refugee Crisis on The Bill Press Show
Anera President Bill Corcoran talks about the plight of 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the challenges organizations like Anera face in providing services to refugees spread haphazardly throughout the nation. Watch the interview on The Bill Press Show.
AL WATAN VOICE
Palestinian Scholarship Student in Lebanon Places Second on National Exams
Marwa Dirawi graduated from high school in Lebanon with the support of an Anera scholarship. She scored second nationally on the Lebanese National Levels and will go on to study mechatronic engineering in college. Read the story on Al Watan Voice.
Anera Analyzes Gaza Reconstruction & Humanitarian Needs
The 2014 war in Gaza left the economy and thousands of families devastated. Anera released a a report discussing the extent of the damage and determining the needs for recovery. Read the story on Arab America’s website.
Besieged and Ignored: Gaza One Year Later
An editorial on the state of Gaza one year after the Israeli military invasion in July 2014. Includes quotations from Anera president Bill Corcoran about the challenges of raising money to help a region that so often faces major destruction. Read the article on the World Policy blog.
AL WATAN VOICE
Anera and QRC Partner in Gaza Water Project Deal
THE PENINSULA QATAR
New Water Project for 120,000 in Gaza
A brief article introducing Anera’s new water project with Qatar Red Crescent, which will alleviate suffering for 120,000 people by giving them access to clean drinking water. Read the story on The Peninsula Qatar.
New Sports Center to be Safe Haven for Youth in Nahr El Bared
A brief article about Anera’s partnership with Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) to build a community sports center for youth in Nahr El Bared camp, Lebanon. ROTA goodwill ambassador and social media sensation, Ghanim al-Muftah, is helping raise funds for this project. Read the story on Gulf Times.
Interview with Anera president Bill Corcoran [Arabic]
In this interview, Bill Corcoran discusses problems Gaza is currently facing, such as reconstruction, unemployment, restrictions and political obstacles. He also explains Anera’s history in the region and gives some updates on current projects in Gaza and the West Bank. Read the story in Alhayat Aljadida.
Meet Hamila, 110-year-old Bedouin Grandmother [Arabic]
An article profiling Halima Hamdan from Al-Khasa village in East Bethlehem. Her story is one of suffering and unceasing resilience. Read the story in Al-Noura News [Arabic].
GSU TURKEY 2015
An interview with Anera’s Bill Corcoran on Lebanon crisis
In an interview with Georgia State University’s Turkey “Study Abroad Think Tank,” Anera president Bill Corcoran discusses the difficulties in delivering service to refugees amid compounding crises in the Middle East. Listen to the podcast on the GSU Turkey 2015 website.
Humanitarian talks families in Gaza Strip
Anera president Bill Corcoran speaks at North Carolina State University about the severity of issues faced by Palestinians in Gaza and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Read the story on Technician Online.
Gazans haunted by psychological trauma of war
In an article about the aftermath of recent violence in Gaza, Anera President Bill Corcoran talks about the emotional and psychological damage inflicted on Gaza’s youngest residents. Read the story in Gulf News.
RALEIGH NEWS OBSERVER
For Syrian refugees, no end to the suffering in sight
With refugees from Syria and Palestine now accounting for one-fourth of Lebanon’s population, an op-ed by Anera’s Bill Corcoran addresses the shortfall of aid and resources in a crisis far from over. Read the story in the Raleigh News Observer.