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.
ANERA is a registered 501(c)3 non-governmental organization and a founding member of InterAction, a coalition of over 160 US-based non-profits working to promote worldwide development.
ANERA views relief—alleviating suffering—and development—reducing poverty—as beginning and end points on a continuum of human need. In helping people meet these fundamental necessities, ANERA contributes to achieving their freedom from want, which ANERA deems an essential component to peace in the Middle East.