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18 Dec 2012 description

ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is pleased to announce a donation of $1 million from the government of Kuwait to fund ANERA’s work with children in Gaza.

05 Sep 2012 description

ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid) is expanding its partnership with Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) to implement the second phase of its Enhanced Non-formal Education Program (ENFE). The two-year extensions follows the successful completion of the pilot training programs in Nahr El Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon.

20 Jun 2012 description

The forgotten people

The list of challenges Palestinian refugee families living in Lebanon face is long and overwhelming.
They live in overcrowded camps and have to deal with discrimination, isolation and social exclusion.

20 Jun 2012 description

Release Date: June 13, 2012

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) celebrated the successful installation of Raba’s first ever water distribution network and reservoir. The celebration was attended by Governor of Jenin Talal Dweikat, USAID Mission Director Michael T. Harvey, representing the PWA, West Bank Water Department Director Khalil Ghabbish, Deputy Minister of Local Government Mazen Ghneim, Head of Raba Village Council Mu’ayad Bazour, and ANERA Country Director Paul Butler.

24 Apr 2012 description

Al Taybeh community has celebrated the completed renovations at Al Taybeh Greek Orthodox School, which have breathed new life into the facility. The school now can accommodate 430 students from Taybeh and the surrounding villages in a spacious and safe environment.

The mayor of Al Taybeh and the governor of Ramallah were joined by ANERA’s chief of party for the project and USAID's director of the Office of Water Resources and Infrastructure for a colorful and joyous ceremony on April 3, 2012.

24 Apr 2012 description

In Arabic,“amal” means hope, and that is exactly what Al-Amal Hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, represents – it brings hope to its patients, doctors and staff.

24 Apr 2012 description

For months, Sahar and Anas Abu Ayyash were consumed with worry over the health and well-being of their premature twin boys. Basel and Yamen were born three months early with multiple health problems, including paralysis and brain fluid leakage. During their first months, the babies also suffered continuous stomach aches and bloating, which have kept their already sleepless parents anxious and worried.

24 Apr 2012 description


The semi-arid Middle East suffers from a chronic scarcity of water. The causes are multiple and depend both on nature and man. Some of these factors are climate change, drought, desertification, urbanization, over-consumption, waste and pollution. Politics in the West Bank and Gaza also present special challenges when it comes to accessing and distributing water resources.