WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
Anera Delivers Hope to Lebanon as Humanitarian Crisis Continues
HARPERS BAZAAR ARABIA
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.
AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW
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.
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.
Lebanese National News Agency
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).
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.
THIS WEEK IN PALESTINE
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.
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.