For over 50 years, Anera has implemented programs that empower disadvantaged youth throughout the Levant and has made it a priority to help them build better lives. We believe that when you provide youth with the right tools, they have the power to change the world. This page includes resources created for our next generation of supporters so that they can share with their peers information about the issues and obstacles refugees and people face in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan.
Below are toolkits you can utilize to expand your knowledge and educate others. Be sure to also explore our website for more information!
Located in the center of the Middle East, Jordan offers a mesmerizing fusion of rich cultural traditions and breathtaking scenery. Jordan, which is sandwiched between Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Syria, and Iraq, has a long and rich history that reaches back to prehistoric times. In terms of hospitality, over 2 million Palestinian refugees reside in Jordan, most of them naturalized Jordanian citizens.
Tucked away along the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is a country rich in history and culture. However, since late 2019, Lebanon’s economy has collapsed, impoverishing formerly middle class families and leaving millions struggling just to get by. According to the UN, approximately three-quarters of Lebanon’s population now live below the poverty line.
Palestine is the historical and cultural center of the Arab world, and it is well situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The area is renowned for its historic cities, such as Bethlehem and Jericho. The history of Palestine is intricate and marked by ancient civilizations, conquests, and conflicts, such as The Six-Day War in 1967, which resulted in Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.
How Conflict Impacts Youth
Youth are greatly affected by conflict in a variety of ways that have a long-lasting impact on their psychological, emotional, and physical health. Normal development can be interfered with by exposure to violence and instability, which can impede social and educational chances.
Sustainable Development Goals 101
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global goals established by the United Nations to address various social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the world. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are interconnected and cover a wide range of issues.