Il 28 gennaio, un complesso di appartamenti di 75 unità a Miami Gardens ha subito gravi devastazioni a causa di un incendio. Più della metà delle unità sono completamente distrutte, mentre le restanti sono inabitabili a causa dei danni estremi provocati da fuoco, fumo e acqua. Fortunatamente non ci sono state vittime, perché molti residenti erano al lavoro durante l'incendio, ma oltre 200 persone sono ora sfollate e hanno perso tutti i loro beni. Le squadre GEM stanno rispondendo immediatamente alle persone colpite.
On November 16th, the GEM Europe team arrived in Iceland to support evacuees, and in anticipation for future volcanic activity. Since late October, Iceland has recorded over 20,000 earthquakes, with as many as 800 in a single day.
A large 6.4 earthquake devastated Nepal on November 3rd, collapsing homes and destroying the remote region that it most affected. Over 150 people have lost their lives, and hospitals are at capacity with those injured.
Over 100,000 refugees have fled from the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, travelling for days in cold temperatures with just the bare minimum they were able to take with them. GEM has deployed to Armenia to distribute humanitarian aid to these individuals, during this crisis.
In response to Morocco’s devastating 6.8 earthquake on September 8th, the GEM MENA and GEM Europe teams are on the ground in Marrakesh, the Atlas mountainous regions, and the surrounding communities offering immediate assistance.
The GEM team is currently on the ground, having responded immediately during the storm. We are prepositioning trucks of aid and will be distributing critical, large-scale supplies to Hurricane Idalia’s most affected zones in the Florida area.