ANERA in the News

2017

AMERICANS FOR PEACE NOW

Gaza Unplugged: Daily Life, Refugee Services, and Rock Music

ANERA's Rania Elhilou of Gaza sits down for an in-depth podcast on what everyday life is like amid the Gaza electricity crisis, with only a few hours of light per day. Listen to the "Peacecast" at Americans for Peace Now. 

DAILY NEWS EGYPT

Slow Factory Heals the World with Fashion

Designer Celine Semaan hopes to shed light on humanitarian crises through a line of refugee-inspired "Dignity Keys" — and partnering with ANERA. Read more in Daily News Egypt. 

RICHMOND MAGAZINE

Interfaith Dinner Promotes Unity, Aids Refugees

A look behind-the-scenes at one of ANERA's regional fundraising events, promoting interfaith unity and solidarity with refugees. Read more at Richmond Magazine.

AL WATAN VOICE

Ramadan Football Match in Ein El Hilweh Camp [Arabic]

The new football season opens with a match taking place on a brand new sports field, built by ANERA in Ein El Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. Read more at Al Watan Voice.

HUFFINGTON POST

How Your Solidarity Means the World to Refugees

Many refugees are celebrating Ramadan this year without their homes, families, and basic necessities like food, water and electricity. Read more at Huffington Post.

AN-NAHAR

Environmental Hike for Youth in Akkar [Arabic]

In the mountains of Akkar, Lebanon, ANERA led a group on a hike, nature activities and yoga to build community among young Syrians, Palestinians and Lebanese. Read more at An-Nahar.

NNA LEBANON

Youth Sports for Development in Fneidek, Lebanon [Arabic]

A brief news report highlights ANERA's sports for development program engaging refugee and local youth in Fneidek. Read more at NNA Lebanon.

REFINERY29

The Powerful Message Behind These "Banned" Scarves

How "socially conscious" merchandise has the power to help refugees and make a statement in today's political climate. Read more at Refinery29.

AL WATAN VOICE

Chess Competition for Syrian Refugee Youth [Arabic]

In Lebanon, ANERA partnered with UNICEF to host a chess competition for Syrian refugee youth. The message was "together against violence." Read more at Al Watan Voice.

LBC GROUP

In Lebanon, Zumba in Women's Prison [Arabic]

Women in a prison in Lebanon learned Zumba in a recreational class offered in cooperation with ANERA's on-the-ground staff. Read more at LBC Group.

THEIRWORLD

Helping to Build a Brighter Future for Palestinian Preschoolers

ANERA's Education Program Manager in Ramallah talks to Theirworld about early childhood development in Palestine and how 90% of brain development happens before the age of five. Read more at Theirworld. 

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Refugee Designer Shines a Light on Global Issues

Lebanese designer Céline Semaan speaks with the New York Times on fashion activism, her line Slow Factory, and why she chooses to help refugees by donating to ANERA. Read more at the New York Times. 

HUFFINGTON POST

This Water Day, Think of Gaza

An op-ed by Bill Corcoran discusses the challenges of accessing clean water in Gaza—where over 90% of water is unfit for human consumption. Read more at Huffington Post. 

MEDIUM

Engaged at 15: How Early Marriage Holds Girls Back in Palestine

When girls marry early, they are more likely to drop out of school and miss out on completing even a basic level of education. Places where early marriage is more prevalent have higher rates of illiteracy, especially among women. Read more at Medium.

MEDIUM

Women and Girl Refugees: Meeting the Needs of the Most Vulnerable in Times of Crisis

“Poverty, it is said, has a woman’s face. The same can be said for the world’s refugees and displaced. Women (and girls) disproportionately bear the brunt of conflict and natural disaster.” Read more at Medium.

MUFTAH

Refugees are Losing Hope

Refugees are normal people. But in today’s political climate, many of them are losing hope. Read more at Muftah.

TEEN VOGUE

See How these 8 Refugees are Following their Passion for Beauty

A collection of portraits focuses on young girls living in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon, as well as the hopes and dreams they have cultivated through education. Read more at Teen Vogue.

HUFFINGTON POST

Born in Gaza, Born in the USA

“I hope that one day, my daughters can visit Gaza. I can’t help but wonder what their lives would be like if they were born where I was.” Read more at Huffington Post.

MONDOWEISS

Almost One Million Syrian Children Can’t Go to School

“Education for all” is one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and is a fundamental right under the 1951 Geneva Convention. But for too many children, education is simply out of reach. Read more at Mondoweiss.

THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

Hope Hard to Come By in Lebanon Camp

Young people in Ein El Hilweh, Lebanon’s largest Palestinian refugee camp, have few options for their future. ANERA’s vocational classes are among the ways some youth are working around their challenging situation. Read more at The Electronic Intifada.