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ABOUT Anera

Who We Are

About Us

For 50 years, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in the Middle East live with dignity and purpose.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. 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 delivered more than $67 million in programs in 2017 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.

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Financials

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Annual Report Archive

An archive of our annual reports going back to 1972.

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Audited Financials

An archive of our audited financial statements going back to 2007.

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990 Forms

An archive of our 990 forms going back to 2007.

Our History

The Arab-Israeli War of 1967 left hundreds of thousands of Palestinians homeless and impoverished. As various international entities struggled to respond, a small group of concerned Americans began working to provide immediate assistance to the victims of the conflict.

The result was the creation of Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid). From these modest beginnings, Anera began decades of committed work responding to the critical needs of the Palestinian people and others caught in regional conflicts.

Donors & Partners

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Global Impact
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View our full list of donors from 2017
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Leadership

Anera Staff

Sean Carroll, President and CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (Anera)

Sean Carroll

President & CEO
Washington DC
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Samar El-Yassir

Country Director - Lebanon
Beirut
Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne

Country Director - Palestine
Jerusalem

Board of Directors

David Nygaard, Anera Board Chair

David F. Nygaard, Ph.D.

Former Director of Rural Development, Aga Khan Foundation
Chair
Robert Mertz, Anera Board Vice Chair

Robert Anton Mertz, Ph.D.

Former Project Manager, The World Bank
Vice-Chair
George Doumar, Anera Board

George Doumar

Legal Counsel, Doumar Martin PLLC
Legal Counsel
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Bob H. Trice, Ph.D.

Former Senior Vice President, Global Strategies & New Business, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Treasurer
Anera Board Member Sanaa Abouzaid

Sanaa Abouzaid

Regional Corporate Governance Lead, MENA – International Finance Corporation
Secretary of the Corporation