Press Kit

Press Contact:  Steve Fake, Media Relations Officer202.266.9719 | [email protected]

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose. Anera has no political or religious affiliation. We work on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. We mobilize resources for immediate emergency relief and for sustainable, long-term health, education, and economic development. Our staff serve in their communities, navigating the politics that constrict progress to get help where it’s needed most. That’s how Anera delivers millions of dollars in programs each year, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.


Farah Maalouf, Anera Communications Manager in Lebanon

Farah Maalouf

Lebanon Communications Manager

Farah comes to Anera after a five-year tenure at Chemonics International where she handled the communications of the USAID-funded Lebanon Enterprise Development Project. In addition to holding a master's degree in Corporate Communications, her experience runs the gamut, from developing and implementing communications plans to writing stories and organizing events. Farah will be directing and overseeing the communications unit of Anera in Lebanon.

Hisham with his camera

Hisham Maatouk

Lebanon Communications Coordinator

Hisham coordinates Anera's communications team in Lebanon and serves as the lead photographer and videographer. He documents Anera's program activities by creating high quality multimedia content and coordinates communications planning with Anera's partners. He worked as a video journalist and producer for more than five years in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Ghad TV, where he documented events in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Hisham has also worked with Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabic television stations.

Steve Fake

Steve Fake

Media Relations Officer

Steve is a communications, outreach and technology professional. For the last decade he has worked in editing and publishing, including coauthoring a book on foreign policy. He leads outreach to decision-makers on Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on humanitarian impact of Anera's work. Steve has years of experience working with nonprofit organizations to develop outreach campaigns and media strategies. He also has extensive experience in programming, web design and social media. He holds a BA in journalism from the University of Pittsburgh.


Our Priorities

See Our Priorities


Frequently Asked Questions

See what we've accomplished