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ANERA: Preserving Mouneh, Preparing for the Future

Two Participants of the Cooking and Food Preservation Course Credit

Ein El Hilweh is the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon. It was established in 1948 by the International Committee of the Red Cross. Since then it has witnessed violent clashes, aerial bombing and years of bloody conflict. Beginning in 2012, the camp’s population swelled from 70,000 to more than 120,000 due to the influx […]

ANERA: In her own words: Dalia Awad on her coding journey

Dalia Awad

It all started when I was in high school. I really enjoyed our technology classes and wanted to know more about programming. I began with a C language online course. I still remember the feeling when I built my first “Hello World!” project. I knew for sure that this is what I’ll be doing for […]

ANERA: Protecting Women And Girls Through Vocational Training

Aya, 16-year-old from Syria and participant in the course.

2020 was tumultuous for almost everyone. Anera put many development projects on hold temporarily to shift priorities towards providing life saving and urgent humanitarian aid. In Lebanon, the pandemic forced our education team to pause program plans and make a U-turn, retailoring all activities to match the new realities and people’s needs on the ground. […]

Anera sustains hope with vital programs in Lebanon

Cooking and vocational course students prepare meals.

Thanks to early preventative measures set in place and practiced nationwide, Lebanon has seen fewer than 1,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 11, 2020. However, the closing down of local industries, businesses, restaurants and educational facilities has meant nonprofit organizations, such as Anera (American Near East Refugee Aid), had to step in. Their efforts […]

ANERA: Anera’s Vocational Students Are Making A Difference

Anera's construction and electrical course grads in Lebanon

Anera’s on-the-job training students are making a positive difference in their communities throughout Lebanon. On-the-job training is an essential part of Anera’s vocational education program in Lebanon. With the growing economic crisis and rising unemployment, Anera donors are also supporting these students by employing them for their skills as part of the humanitarian crisis response. […]

ANERA: A Stairway to Progress in Ein El Hilweh Refugee Camp

In the Ein El Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, there is a small community that lives upon a hill, known locally as Jabal Al Halib (Milk Mountain). For people living there, the path that Jabal Al-Halib’s community has to take within the camp is a rugged, unforgiving mountainous path. Unfortunately it is the […]