NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Trump Administration Warns Palestinian Aid Recipients That Funds May Soon Be Cut
NPR's Daniel Estrin writes about U.S. funding cuts to Palestinians. The U.S. Agency for International Development has warned that funding could end by January 31, unless Congress passes an amendment to the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act. Anera is working hard to increase funding from other donors for critical programs. But, it’s bad news for the U.S. to cut aid in a volatile area where people need to be given more opportunity, not less. Anera's President and CEO Sean Carroll is quoted. Read more at NPR.
Self-Help for Palestinians is Focus for Non-Profit, Despite U.S. Cuts
A snapshot profile of Anera and its programs, such as building greenhouse gardens in Gaza and solid waste management initiatives in Lebanon, and its response to U.S. funding cuts to Palestine. Anera's Sean Carroll and Skylar Lawrence are quoted. Read more at GV Wire.
AL WATAN VOICE
Palestinian Ministry of Education and Anera Agree to Expand Partnership to Support Pre-school Education [Arabic]
The Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Sabri Sidem, has signed a cooperation agreement between the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Anera to expand their partnership through the construction of new schools and kindergartens. The announcement followed a meeting with an Anera delegation that included both staff and board members. Read more at Al Watan Voice.
In besieged Gaza, poverty exacerbates child malnutrition
Conditions under blockade have left many families unable to afford a proper diet. Anera has developed a programme to tackle both child malnutrition and widespread unemployment by supporting women’s cooking cooperatives that cook free food for schoolchildren. Read more at The National.
EAA, Anera refurbish sporting facilities at refugee camps
Anera and Education Above All Foundation through its Reach Out to Asia program celebrated the completion of the 'Empowering Palestinian Refugee Children and Youth through Sports in Lebanon' project in three Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. The initiative provides more than 4,000 Palestinian refugee youth with upgraded sporting facilities, equipment and activities. Read more at Gulf Times.
Cities Will Bear the Brunt of Trump’s Aid Cuts to Palestine
In the course of a few months, the United States suddenly pulled hundreds of millions of dollars in aid. What does that mean for urban Palestinians? Anera's senior communications specialist in Gaza, Rania Elhilou is quoted and Anera's Palestinian Community Infrastructure Development program is discussed. Read more at CityLab.
Why NGOs cannot fill the gap funding cuts to UNRWA will create
Experts at international and local NGOs are warning that they will struggle to fill major aid gaps expected as a result of the recent US decision to cut all funding to UNRWA. Anera CEO Sean Carroll is quoted. Read more at Devex.
THE ARAB WEEKLY
Cutting US funds to Palestinians could have devastating consequences
An article assessing the impact of aid cuts to Palestinians, provided through agencies like USAID and UNRWA, including an interview with Anera president Sean Carroll. Read more at The Arab Weekly.
Spotlight on Gaza: a Humanitarian and Political Update
Anera president Sean Carroll joined Khalil Jahshan, executive director of the Arab Center Washington DC, to discuss the current humanitarian situation in Gaza and the impact of ongoing negotiations. Read more at the Arab Center Washington DC.
AL WATAN VOICE
Agreement announced to build kindergartens in Nablus [Arabic]
An agreement between Anera, the education ministry, and local councils to build five model kindergartens supporting early childhood education in the Nablus area was marked by a signing ceremony. Read more at Al Watan Voice.
Sustainable food production in Palestine
A look at sustainable food production in developing countries, including Anera's project to reuse treated wastewater to irrigate farmland in Palestine improve irrigation techniques. Read more at The Ecologist.
What Self-Care Looks Like in a Refugee Camp
A visit to an Anera-run job-training school that highlights its popular beauty and makeup course. The class prepares girls and young women in the Beddawi refugee camp for work as beauticians and beauty parlor owners. Read more at The Cut.
Anera helps launch project to develop solid waste management in Majdal Anjar [Arabic]
Anera partnered with the Majdal Anjar municipality in Lebanon to launch the Community Solid Waste Management Project, funded by the UNHCR. The program includes community awareness outreach and support in the development of solid waste management to help alleviate the environmental and health impact of the waste crisis. Read more at Green Area.
WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS
“Tapestry of Humanity" - Anera's 2017 annual gala
A write-up of Anera's Oct. 13, 2017 gala at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The theme was “Tapestry of Humanity: The Common Thread that Binds Us All.” Read more at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.