GEM 2023  Mission

Cyclone Freddy

Phase 1: Disaster Relief

Malawi was the hardest hit by Cyclone Freddy; the severe flooding damaged the country’s power grid and ruined it’s dam. Hundreds of people lost their lives, and many lost their homes. Currently, the greatest struggle for Malawi residents has been the agriculture damage of Cyclone Freddy. The storms and flooding completely destroyed fields at the height of the harvest season. Food insecurity is now a threat to millions, as well as the current cholera outbreak being faced. GEM has partnered with Feed The Hungry, who are local to Malawi, to quickly help by supplying large scale food assistance to those affected by Freddy.


Recent Missions

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.
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.
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.
GEM MENA loaded a military ship in Izmir, Turkey with vital supplies for those affected by the recent flooding
United States
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.