West Bank

A group of concerned Americans and U.S. charities created Anera in 1968. Their mission: to get relief to Palestinians in the West Bank displaced by the 1967 War.

In the decades since, as walls and checkpoints throughout the West Bank cripple the economy and make land and water harder for Palestinians to access, Anera’s supporters have been dedicated to giving families the tools they need to improve their lives.

With your support, Anera helps farmers to make smart use of scarce resources and to get their goods to consumers. We install water networks that bring water to families’ homes and capture precious rainwater. We build and upgrade schools, hospitals and community centers. We work with charitable clinics to make sure they have the supplies they need to give their patients the best care possible. We lead the way in improving preschool education so children have every chance to grow and develop their minds.


Current State of the West Bank

2.9 Million

live in the West Bank

Checkpoints and walls isolate Palestinians and restrict their movement.

A, B, C

administrative areas

The Oslo Agreement created 3 areas defining Palestinian and Israeli control.


literacy rate

But only 73% of schools in Palestine have a science lab.

Jenin is known for its warm climate and abundance of fertile land that is ideal for farmers. Yet it suffers from water scarcity, poverty and high unemployment.

Together, we are creating jobs and delivering projects that bring long-lasting and meaningful changes to West Bank communities.