American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

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ANERA is the leading American NGO focused on providing humanitarian aid to the Middle East. Since 1968, ANERA has been a leader in creating innovative job, health and education opportunities in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon and providing emergency relief during periods of difficulty.


ANERA creates opportunity and hope for people in the Middle East by improving health care and education, and stimulating job creation.


Health and Relief: For nearly four decades, ANERA has delivered emergency relief and medical supplies to communities in the Middle East. Today, ANERA continues its legacy of assisting local health care providers deliver quality services to their communities.

Education: From kindergarten to university work, ANERA opens doors for children, women and men in the Middle East to discover opportunities for learning. Through innovative projects that build new schools, offer after-school programs, train preschool teachers and principles, teach information technology, support music education and help disadvantatged children to go to school, ANERA helps people reach their potential.

Community and Economic Development: ANERA finds ways to help men and woemn in the Middle East presevere through difficult economic times. ANERA creates jobs that rebuild infrastructure such as schools, health clinics and water wells. It offers job training programs to help people become entreprenuers with access to small business loans and job opportunities.


With programs in health and relief, education and community and economic development, people in the Middle East are becoming more self-sufficient and supporting their families and communities.

ANERA delivers immediate and concrete results by virtue of its decades of experience in the region and highly trained staff in Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan. Every project is planned in consultation with the communities that ultimately benefit--an approach that ensures relevancy and commitment, and secures the long-term viability of the projects.


Lebanon, Jordan


1522 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 842-2766
EIN: 52-0882226

Basic Needs


Feed Preschoolers

Milk and snacks

American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA)

Regular price $11.00

In an effort to slow the growth of malnutrition, ANERA initiated the Milk for Preschoolers (MfP) project which supplies fortified milk and high energy biscuits in preschools in needy communities in Gaza. Each child receives a box of milk and a package of high energy wafers every school day under the supervision of their teachers. The program is also working to raise nutrition awareness of...