Who We Are

About Us

Since 1968, Anera has helped refugees and others hurt by conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan live with purpose and hope.

Anera, which has no political or religious affiliation, works on the ground with partners in Palestine (West Bank and 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 received more than $171 million in support of programs in 2023 alone, and it’s how we will keep building better lives until hope finds its way in the Middle East.


Anera envisions a Middle East where people live with dignity, purpose, and opportunity.


Anera provides humanitarian assistance and sustainable development to advance the well-being of refugees and other vulnerable communities in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.


We are inspired: We are committed to energize, engage, and motivate others to forge the best outcomes for the diverse communities we serve.

We are people-centric: We are respectful and empathetic. We believe that each person, no matter their circumstances, embodies promise and has the power to shape the lives of their community and world.

We are collaborative: Teamwork and collaborative action are at the heart of how we do our work and deliver results.

We are versatile: In a region burdened by obstacles, we make the right connections to find a way and bring can-do, innovative approaches to everything we do.

We are impactful: We make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve by delivering impactful solutions at the local community level.

We are accountable: Our words, actions and results stay true to our mission and values.

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Annual Report Archive

An archive of our annual reports going back to 1972.


Audited Financials

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


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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direct relief logo (transparent)
Foundation for Middle East Peace logo
HPIC logo
Muslim Aid USA logo
PRM logo
UMCOR logo
World Central Kitchen logo
Zakat Foundation logo
View our full list of donors from 2023


Anera Staff

President & CEO
Washington DC
Country Director - Lebanon
Country Director - Palestine

Board of Directors

Joe Saba

Joseph P. Saba

Senior Adviser to the World Bank on Conflict and Fragility; Adjunct Professor, Loyola Rule of Law for Development Program in Rome
Teresa C. Barger

Teresa C. Barger

Founding CEO & CIO, Cartica Capital
Vice-Chair & Treasurer
George Doumar, Anera Board

George Doumar

Legal Counsel, Doumar Martin PLLC
Legal Counsel
Alfred Khoury

Alfred N. Khoury, M.D.

Director, INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Secretary of the Corporation