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Great story on @cbs8 on #globalempowermentmissionusawest’s efforts to help those affected by the Mountainview floods in San Diego, CA. The interview also includes an inspirational story about our #GEM USA West branch director, @elizabeth_24_jernberg , and her journey from a Paradise Fire survivor to Director of GEM USA West. To learn more about this mission and how you can help, please visit: https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/mission/usa-floods-2024/ @cbs8 #GEMmssions #gemusawest #mountainview #california #mountainviewcalifornia #flood #paradisefire #hope #empowerment #cbs8 #sandiego

Great story on @cbs8 on #globalempowermentmissionusawest’s efforts to help those affected by the Mountainview floods in San Diego, CA. The interview also includes an inspirational story about our #GEM USA West branch director, @elizabeth_24_jernberg , and her journey from a Paradise Fire survivor to Director of GEM USA West. To learn more about this mission and how you can help, please visit: https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/mission/usa-floods-2024/ @cbs8 #GEMmssions #gemusawest #mountainview #california #mountainviewcalifornia #flood #paradisefire #hope #empowerment #cbs8 #sandiego ...

Soon over 1 Million Palestinians that fled to southern Gaza’s, Rafah city to find refuge, will need to move back to central Gaza. In anticipation of this, we have opened our first main warehouse/hub in Khans Yunis. Large convoys from @globalempowermentmissionmena in Cairo will be delivering aid on a weekly basis to this GEM Anera hub. From here, our @globalempowermentmissionmena @aneraorg teams deliver critical life saving aid throughout the region. This includes, south, central and northern Gaza. GEM is increasing staff, capacity and output by 100%. This is uncharted territory but we cannot let fear stop us from doing what we do. With only your help, we can increase the flow of basic living essentials to Palestinian civilians. Learn more about our various campaigns through our bio-link @globalempowermentmission

Soon over 1 Million Palestinians that fled to southern Gaza’s, Rafah city to find refuge, will need to move back to central Gaza.

In anticipation of this, we have opened our first main warehouse/hub in Khans Yunis.
Large convoys from @globalempowermentmissionmena in Cairo will be delivering aid on a weekly basis to this GEM Anera hub.

From here, our @globalempowermentmissionmena @aneraorg teams deliver critical life saving aid throughout the region. This includes, south, central and northern Gaza. GEM is increasing staff, capacity and output by 100%. This is uncharted territory but we cannot let fear stop us from doing what we do. With only your help, we can increase the flow of basic living essentials to Palestinian civilians. Learn more about our various campaigns through our bio-link @globalempowermentmission
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Today marks 6 months since Israel suffered its vicious attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023. We are one of two orgs supporting civilians affected by both sides of this conflict. Here’s our GEM - SmartAID Response SUPPORTING EVACUEES ACROSS ISRAEL IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS - 80,300 Evacuees supported.- 525,000 Hot meals provided. - 6 Safe Spaces established in Merhavim Municipality serving hundreds of children. - 3 Safe Spaces already renovated, serving farmers in Kibbutz Nir Oz, Kibbutz Be’eri and Kibbutz Cfar Aza with a plan to help 5 more Kibbutzim who were directly affected. - 6 Cargo planes with 250 TONS of Food & Non Food essentials were distributed in 6 affected cities and 49 Kibbutzim.- 245 volunteers provided 15,680 volunteer hours.- 3 logistical warehouses operated at full capacity for months in a partnership the Kibbutz Movement and the National Municipality System.- Trauma Center offering counselling to hundreds of traumatised civilians from 15 Kibbutzim who were directly impacted. - 111 pallets valued at $1,681,810.42 sent from GEM HQ. - Processed $1,986,462.70 for short-term incidental cash for Israelis living in shelters through our Israeli Evacuee fund. -GEM also hosted Israeli-American families entering the United States through the US Government’s evacuation planes in Tampa. GEM & SmartAID have provided support to people from all walks of life who were impacted in Israel. Among them Jews, Christians, Muslims, Ethiopians, Ukrainians and many more. We at GEM wholeheartedly condemn the horrific attacks that took place & stand against all forms of terrorism. We pray for all hostages to be released immediately.@globalempowermentmission @smartaidint @stableroadfoundation

Today marks 6 months since Israel suffered its vicious attacks by Hamas on October 7, 2023.

We are one of two orgs supporting civilians affected by both sides of this conflict.

Here’s our GEM - SmartAID Response
SUPPORTING EVACUEES ACROSS
ISRAEL IN THE PAST 6 MONTHS

- 80,300 Evacuees supported.

- 525,000 Hot meals provided.

- 6 Safe Spaces established in Merhavim Municipality serving hundreds of children.

- 3 Safe Spaces already renovated, serving farmers in Kibbutz Nir Oz, Kibbutz Be’eri and Kibbutz Cfar Aza with a plan to help 5 more Kibbutzim who were directly affected.

- 6 Cargo planes with 250 TONS of Food & Non Food essentials were distributed in 6 affected cities and 49 Kibbutzim.

- 245 volunteers provided 15,680 volunteer hours.

- 3 logistical warehouses operated at full capacity for months in a partnership the Kibbutz Movement and the National Municipality System.

- Trauma Center offering counselling to hundreds of traumatised civilians from 15 Kibbutzim who were directly impacted.

- 111 pallets valued at $1,681,810.42 sent from GEM HQ.

- Processed $1,986,462.70 for short-term incidental cash for Israelis living in shelters through our Israeli Evacuee fund.

-GEM also hosted Israeli-American families entering the United States through the US Government’s evacuation planes in Tampa.

GEM & SmartAID have provided support to people from all walks of life who were impacted in Israel. Among them Jews, Christians, Muslims, Ethiopians, Ukrainians and many more.

We at GEM wholeheartedly condemn the horrific attacks that took place & stand against all forms of terrorism. We pray for all hostages to be released immediately.

@globalempowermentmission @smartaidint @stableroadfoundation
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IMPORTANT READ…..Our @globalempowermentmissionmena & @globalempowermentmissionua mission leads have extensive experience in these matters. One of our team members in Gaza was a Gunnery Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, working as a Logistics and Operations planner. He also worked as an Operations Officer in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. We have been doing similar humanitarian runs on the same road that this happened on.The labeling of a targeted attack can have a multitude of meanings. Outlined below is a potential explantion on Al technology. This MUST be immediately analyzed so this can NEVER happen again.Al systems performs target identification, but the process of target neutralization still requires human review and release of the payload. We believe the lAF drone teams had preemptive approval to neutralize possible threats, rather than having to request target review and final approval post identification.That belief leaves an opening for two things to be correct at the same time: While the convoy was indeed intentionally targeted, the lAF may not have known it contained WCK workers, because the process did not include a standard target review after being identified, to include looking at deconfliction data for that area.This possiblity allows civilian entities to be right in saying the attack was intentional, while also allowing AF to say that they didn’t intend to kill aid workers.The failure is, IMO, that the target was not seriously considered after target identification, regardless of the identification method being Al or human. Israeli military units, like the drone teams, should revisit their rules of engagement and change operations from preemptive authorizations, to adopting a ‘responsive’ system for target neutralization that requires review of deconfliction data. We chose to write this because we feel it’s important that aid groups are not discouraged from supporting Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Palestinians need us more than ever now and we cannot turn our backs on them.We are all they have at this point. Without food, water and medical support, over 2 M people’s chances of survival would be extremely low. @bbcnews

IMPORTANT READ…..

Our @globalempowermentmissionmena & @globalempowermentmissionua mission leads have extensive experience in these matters. One of our team members in Gaza was a Gunnery Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, working as a Logistics and Operations planner. He also worked as an Operations Officer in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. We have been doing similar humanitarian runs on the same road that this happened on.

The labeling of a targeted attack can have a multitude of meanings. Outlined below is a potential explantion on Al technology. This MUST be immediately analyzed so this can NEVER happen again.

Al systems performs target identification, but the process of target neutralization still requires human review and release of the payload. We believe the lAF drone teams had preemptive approval to neutralize possible threats, rather than having to request target review and final approval post identification.

That belief leaves an opening for two things to be correct at the same time: While the convoy was indeed intentionally targeted, the lAF may not have known it contained WCK workers, because the process did not include a standard target review after being identified, to include looking at deconfliction data for that area.

This possiblity allows civilian entities to be right in saying the attack was intentional, while also allowing AF to say that they didn’t intend to kill aid workers.
The failure is, IMO, that the target was not seriously considered after target identification, regardless of the identification method being Al or human. Israeli military units, like the drone teams, should revisit their rules of engagement and change operations from preemptive authorizations, to adopting a ‘responsive’ system for target neutralization that requires review of deconfliction data.

We chose to write this because we feel it’s important that aid groups are not discouraged from supporting Palestinian civilians in Gaza. Palestinians need us more than ever now and we cannot turn our backs on them.

We are all they have at this point. Without food, water and medical support, over 2 M people’s chances of survival would be extremely low. @bbcnews
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@chrisccuomo interview with #GEM Founder and President @michaelcapponi regarding the current assessment on the aid situation, on the ground inside. @newsnationnow #gemmissions  #chriscuomo

@chrisccuomo interview with #GEM Founder and President @michaelcapponi regarding the current assessment on the aid situation, on the ground inside. @newsnationnow #gemmissions #chriscuomo ...

@nbcsandiego story on what the @globalempowermentmission USA West branch is doing for 2024 flood survivors in this region. @good360usa #bstrong #voad #sandiego #california

@nbcsandiego story on what the @globalempowermentmission USA West branch is doing for 2024 flood survivors in this region. @good360usa #bstrong #voad #sandiego #california ...

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Recent Missions

Earthquakes
2024
Taiwan
Early April, Taiwan’s east coast was struck by a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake. GEM’s existing relationship with Japan’s Hunger Zero organization was critical in getting accurate and frequent updates from the ground.
Earthquakes
2024
Japan
On January 1st, a major 7.6 earthquake struck the Noto Peninsula in Japan. This earthquake was the deadliest in Japan since 2016, taking the lives of hundreds and injuring many more
Earthquakes
2023
Afghanistan
In response to the Herat earthquake, and the string of smaller quakes since, the GEM MENA team deployed to Afghanistan to provide humanitarian aid to those affected.

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