Anera in the News


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The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2022 raised over $1m USD

Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, UAE Cabinet member and the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, the fourth annual gala dinner took place on 17 November, raising funds to support Anera. Read the full article at About Her.

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Al Jarida

President of Anera to Al-Jarida: Kuwait is a friend of our organization and of the Palestinians and the Lebanese

Interview with Anera's Sean Carroll on Kuwait's history of supporting Anera and on the increasing needs in Palestine and Lebanon. Read the full interview at Al Jarida.

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Local surgeon recognized for international humanitarian work, volunteerism

Physician Eid B. Mustafa, who has served on Anera's Medical Advisory Board, has been honored by the American College of Surgeons for his decades of volunteer work and medical missions. Read the piece at Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX).

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UAE News 247

The Abu Dhabi Dream Ball 2022, Returns in Full Force

The fourth iteration of the prestigious gala dinner and live auction hosted by Abu Dhabi-based Sawtouna and Harper’s Bazaar Arabia will take place on Nov. 17 to raise funds that support refugees in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan through Anera. Read the full article at UAE News 247.


Anera Delivers Hope to Lebanon as Humanitarian Crisis Continues

The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations and Anera hosted an Oct. 4 virtual program on “Restoring Hope Amid Crisis: Responses to the Economic Collapse in Lebanon.” Read the full writeup at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

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Abu Dhabi Dream Ball Supporting Anera

The annual Abu Dhabi Dream Ball returns for another prestigious gala dinner that aims to make a significant difference in the lives of Middle Eastern women and children. As the largest fundraising event in the region, the 2022 Abu Dhabi Dream Ball will raise donations for Anera, which since 1968 has helped refugees in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan hurt by conflict live with purpose and hope. Read the full event announcement and buy tickets at Harper's Bazaar Arabia.

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Between Bombs and Blockade: Mental Health in Gaza

Fifteen years of violence, blockade, poverty, and shortages of water and electricity have created a pernicious state of distress and hopelessness among Gaza’s 2 million residents. To learn more about the mental health situation in Gaza, APN’s webinar hosted two Gaza-based experts, Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei and Dr. Suad Lubbad, to discuss the impact of the harsh conditions on Gaza's residents, and particularly on children. Watch the webinar on APN.

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Gaza has access to less than 40% of the energy it needs. Locals hope solar power can fill the gap.

The recent bombings of Gaza only heightened longstanding electricity shortages in the territory. Anera is working to ensure that schools, water infrastructure, and health clinics can continue to operate using solar energy, despite the power crisis. Read the profile of Anera's work in NBC News.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Recognizes Anera's Contributions to Lebanon

The Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the head of the High Relief Commission, Major General Mohammad Khair, met with Anera to thank the organization for its assistance and support for Lebanon during this difficult period, and to discuss future projects. In its last fiscal year, Anera contributed about $90 million in donated medicines and medical equipment. Read the article in The Lebanese National News Agency (Arabic).

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Over 5 Decades of Support for Palestinian Communities

An interview with staff at Anera's office in Washington DC discusses the US organization's foundational mission and long history of support for Palestinian refugees and other vulnerable communities. Watch the segment on Palestine TV.

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Lebanese families forced to rely on food parcels to get through Ramadan

Aid allows parents to buy essentials including medicine and fuel. Read about Anera's food parcel distribution in The National.


Greenhouses For Gaza

Griffin Abdo, 17, supports Anera's greenhouse work in Gaza. He writes about his family's Palestinian roots in this nice piece. Please read it on This Week in Palestine


Anera is Delivering Ramadan Food Vouchers in Palestine

This year, with support from IRUSA, Anera is delivering food vouchers to both Gaza and the West Bank. Read the piece (in Arabic) at Gaza Recruiters.

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The 2022 resolution you need to add to your list

Global Impact has some resolution suggestions for you in 2022, like scheduling a fundraiser launch with Anera this year. Read the piece at Global Impact.