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American Near East Refugee Aid

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews 1,949


1111 14th Street Nw Ste 400 Washington DC 20005 USA


Advance the well-being of people in the west bank, gaza, lebanon, and jordan through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities, respond to economic, health, and educational needs with sustainable solutions and deliver humanitarian aid during crisis.


Health and relief:american near east refugee aid (anera) began its work in the middle east by providing emergency relief immediately after the 1967 arab-israeli war. Today, after 45 years, anera continues its legacy of assisting local health care providers to deliver quality services to their communities. We are building health clinics, training health care workers, delivering medicines, and promoting doable actions that people can employ to protect their health and well-being. At all levels, anera is ensuring that people increasingly have access to quality health care and a healthier life.

community and economic development:anera is helping men and women in the middle east persevere through difficult economic times. We are creating jobs that rebuild essential infrastructure, such as schools, health clinics, and water wells. We are designing job training programs and helping entrepreneurs set up small local businesses. When families and communities have the resources and tools to succeed, so much more than a well or a school or a roadway is restored. The effects resonate long after the completion of one project thanks to each family's increased self-reliance and determination to improve their lives.

educationfrom kindergarten to post-graduate studies, anera is opening doors for people in the middle east to access opportunities for learning. Through innovative projects that build new schools and classrooms, promote after-school programs, teach job skills, and improve early childhood development, anera is helping people of all ages uncover their potential.

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

These guys put boots on the ground to get stuff done that's really needed. In my case, I helped them build a latrine at a high school in Jericho. This kind of thing is mundane, but vital, easy to overlook in our high tech environment.

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ANERA does really good work for people on the West Bank, getting real stuff built to help people with their everyday lives.

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I can see the effects, for example, got a good report on how the latrine was the last needed construction project at that high school.

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