GEM 2024  Mission

Japan Earthquake

Phase 1: Immediate Response

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. It also caused a tsunami; the first of which since the devastating 2011 earthquake. Many communities faced extreme destruction and damage, causing an estimated $17.6 billion dollars of damage.

GEM is partnering our with long-standing partner, Japanese International Food for Hungry & Hunger Zero, to better respond and assist on the group. We are on the group now in Kanazawa, and will be conducting distributions in Monzen and Wajima this week.

Partners

Recent Missions

Floods
2024
United States
GEM is committed to an immediate and effective response to unexpected flooding across the USA in 2024. We stand ready to mobilize resources from our multiple branches, with an average response time of 24 hours.
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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