Anera in the News


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Charity has shipped $3M of medical treatments to Lebanon from Oakville warehouse

An article on the partnership between Health Partners International of Canada and Anera to provide medical aid to Lebanon. Read the piece at Insauga.


Anera Celebrates its 53rd Annual Gala

A writeup of Anera's Global Gala, held on Oct. 2 with a virtual event, as well as a small in-person viewing party in Washington, DC for vaccinated members of the board of directors, staff, sponsors and honorary hosts. Read the piece at Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

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Opinion: How INGO CEOs are acting their way into the future

Anera's Sean Carroll is quoted arguing that INGOs must “look more critically at the amount of control, decision-making, and funding that remains in the U.S./HQ. .... [it is] time to put our money and decision-making where our mouths are.” Read the piece at DevEx.

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Support for mental health in the Middle East

Our medical aid partner International Health Partners highlights our recent collaboration to deliver of 50,000 tablets of anti-depressant medicine to the psychiatric department at Shifa Hospital in Gaza. Read the piece at International Health Partners.


Anera Is Raising Money To Aid Palestine With An Artist-Personalized Prize-Filled Raffle

Great short writeup on the raffle fundraiser organized by Liberation Studio with the participation of numerous talented artists to support Palestinian communities in need. Read the piece at UPROXX.

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5 Nonprofits Making a Difference Around the World — and How To Get Involved

A website by and for college students features Anera and four other organizations in a short article on how their readers can get involved with supporting non-profits and the social good. Read the piece at Maple Learning.

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Revolutionising Lebanon’s agriculture sector as food runs out

Lebanon’s farming industry has gone underfunded and underdeveloped for many years, hindered by a lack of modern equipment and inefficient production techniques. Al Jazeera speaks to Anera's Samar El Yassir and Serene Dardari about how supporting domestic agriculture can help communities adjust to the socioeconomic crisis. Read the story at Al Jazeera.

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GivingTuesday Launches #GivingEveryTuesday to Create a Global Generosity Ritual

Launch partners for the #RefugeesGive campaign include Anera and eight other international organizations. Read the press release at GivingTuesday.

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Where Lipstick is a Symbol of Resistance

An article on the significance of fashion among vulnerable communities in Lebanon that highlights Anera's vocational program. Read the piece at Elle Magazine Magyarország.

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World Central Kitchen Feeds Hungry People in Crisis

To prepare thousands of fresh, nourishing meals for people displaced or unable to access food in Gaza, the World Central Kitchen is partnering with Anera. Read the piece at Environment News Service.

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CMMB and Anera Partner to Provide Emergency Assistance in Gaza

CMMB and Anera are partnering to deliver critical medicines and medical supplies to the rising numbers of injured and displaced families in Gaza. Read the press release at CMMB.

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Blinken announces $110M in new Gaza funding. Now comes the hard part.

An article by Ryan Heath on the U.S. announcement of new economic aid to Palestinians, including $5.5 million in immediate relief to Gaza, notes that "the administration may need to turn to non-profits such as Anera... to be a frontline provider of American aid." Read the story in Politico.

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Three Medical Shipments Enter Gaza

A short piece reporting on Anera's press release on the entrance of two trucks into Gaza with three shipments of medical aid. Read the story in Palestine Chronicle.

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The fighting in Gaza is over. The humanitarian crisis isn’t.

An article by Jen Kirby quotes Anera's Jack Byrne on how “the reality of what happened, of the people who died, is hitting people now after the relief of this stopping.” Read the story in Vox.

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Meet the Palestinian building preschools to help children to survive and thrive

An article profiling Anera's own Sulieman Mleahat and our ambitious early childhood development agenda in Palestine. Read the story in Middle East Monitor.

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Anera and World Central Kitchen partner to provide emergency food assistance in Gaza

A reprint of Anera's press release announcing our partnership with World Central Kitchen to deliver hot meals to families displaced by the bombardment of Gaza. Read the story in WAFA.

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Conflict in the Gaza Strip Could Lead to a New COVID-19 Surge

A piece by Jamie Ducharme on the heightened threat of COVID-19 in Gaza following the bombardment cites Anera to make the point that "limitations on imports and movement across the border also frequently led to supply and medication shortages, and there are often not enough doctors to meet demand." Read the story in Time.

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Israel's Killing of Top Doctors Further Strains Overwhelmed Gaza Health System

An article on the damage that the current bombardment is inflicting on Gaza's medical infrastructure that includes Jack Byrne's comments to Al Jazeera. Read the article in Common Dreams.

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‘Huge loss’: Experienced Gaza doctors killed in Israeli attacks

The piece on the killing of prominent physicians in Gaza quotes Anera's Jack Byrne: “[these were] people whose expertise is badly needed in Gaza, where the blockade drives a brain-drain and prevents doctors from attending international conferences to learn about the latest advances in their field.” Read the article in Al Jazeera.

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Where to donate to help Palestinian women and children

A piece on the crisis in Palestine lists Anera among the organizations that readers can support. Read the page at Emirates Woman.

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Israel-Gaza Crisis

"Americares has provided emergency funding to our longtime partner Anera to locally procure critical supplies for the only blood bank in Gaza as the regional violence continues." Read the page at Americares.

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The Celebration of Earth Day Across the Arab World

Arab America highlights some ways that initiatives in Arab nations are promoting environmental sustainability, including Anera's agricultural and storm water infrastructure projects in Gaza. Read the piece.

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American NGO welcomes resumption of US aid to Palestinians, awaits completion of projects

WAFA reposted Anera's press release welcoming the resumption of U.S. humanitarian assistance to Palestine. Read the release.

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As Syria Marks a Grim Anniversary, A Look Back at Direct Relief’s Response

Direct Relief has worked to increase access to health services and other necessities for those displaced or affected by conflict, both within Syria and outside. Anera has been an important partner in Lebanon. Read the article.

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In Lebanon, Insulin and Other Chronic Disease Medications Are Hard to Come By

Covid-19 has overwhelmed hospitals – according to Lina Atat, a pharmacist and coordinator of medical donations for Anera, only 7% of the country’s ICU beds are available. Read the article at Direct Relief.

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UK Donates 324,000 Shots Of Vaccine Supplement To Lebanon

The United Kingdom has donated 324,000 shots of a supplementary solution necessary for the vaccination process, Anera in Lebanon announced on Tuesday. Read the article at The 961.

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This Is How The Vaccination Rollout In Lebanon Looks Like

The COVID-19 vaccination drive officially kicked off and has been running smoothly since the arrival of 28,500 doses on Saturday evening, as more hospitals started to administer the vaccine. Anera took to social media to share the vaccination process of their medical team. Read the article at The 961.


The Middle East with Holly Jordan

Holly Jordan, Anera's new business development manager, speaks on the Political Deep Dive show with David Valente about Anera's work and shares her personal perspectives on issues in the region. Watch the video on YouTube.