GEM 2023  Mission

Türkiye–Syria Earthquake

GEM U.S. Press for Kahramanmaras Earthquake
How Your Business Can Support Earthquake Victims in Turkey and Syria
NBC Miami
‘We Urgently Need Help': Doral Nonprofit Distributes Millions in Aid for Earthquake-Stricken Turkey
Local 10 News
How to help victims of Turkey-Syria earthquake
Turkiye, Syria rescue hopes fading amid anger over disaster response
PR Newswire
US-based NGO mobilizes $10M worth of relief items for quake victims in Türkiye
NBC Miami
‘Absolutely Clinging Onto Hope': Nonprofit Sends Aid to Quake-Devastated Turkey, Syria
Yeni Safak
US-based NGO mobilizes $10M worth of relief items for quake victims in Türkiye
Turkish Journal
Turkish President Announces State Of Emergency In 10 Provinces, Outlines Rescue Efforts

GEM International Press for Kahramanmaras Earthquake

TRT World
Strait Talk Visits the Port of Mersin, a Diplomatic and Quake Relief Hub
TRT World
Interview with Global Empowerment Mission founder on Turkiye quakes
Wesprzyjmy Turcję! Zbiórka darów w Bielawie
Check News
Victoria’s Majel Wilson bolsters aid efforts in Turkey after deadly quakes
Polsat News
Trzęsienie ziemi w Turcji i Syrii. Ponad 28 tys. ofiar. "Będą szukać dopóki jest nadzieja"
RMF 24
15 milionów bezdomnych w Turcji. "Śpią pod namiotami albo pod gołym niebem"
Volunteers provided humanitarian aid to the village in Kharkiv region under daily shelling
Los Angels 'da yaşan Türkler'den dev yardım kampanyası
TRT World
Ellen DeGeneres arranca campaña de donación para las víctimas del terremoto en Türkiye
RMF 24
Jak wygląda akcja ratunkowa w Turcji? "Trzeba być gotowym na wszystko"

Live Updates

Morocco Earthquake - First 10 Days Response Video Update ground missions that are still taking place in the areas impacted by Morocco’s devastating 6.8 earthquake.

Close to 3,000 people have lost their lives, with over 5,000 still missing. GEM ground teams distributed much needed aid to those regions affected by the earthquake between Marrakesh and the Altas Mountains. GEM has been delivering aid, food, water, clothing and hygiene products to the most vulnerable communities. Including items for the children. For more information on how you can support GEM’s mission, please visit:
#GEMmissions #GEMUSA #GEMMENA @michaelcapponi @bethennyfrankel #bstrong #morocco #earthquake #marrakech #moulaybrahim #deprem #fas #marakeş #atlasmountains @indiahicksstyle

GEM MENA mission lead @aycaydn gives a ground report from one of the many popular tourist areas. The 6.8-magnitude quake was the biggest to hit Morocco in 120 years. Over 2,000 people died in the quake, mostly in Marrakech and five provinces near the epicenter, Morocco’s Interior Ministry reported Saturday night. At least 2,059 more people were injured — 1,404 critically — the ministry said. GEM MENA team will be assessing the damage, and the immediate needs of those individuals and families who have been affected by this disastrous earthquake. Distribution details will be coming shortly. @globalempowermentmission #GEMmissions #GEMMENA @aycaydn #bstrong @bethennyfrankel @michaelcapponi #morrocco #earthquake #disasterrelief #thisiscrisis #prayformorocco ...

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Logistical Operations

Warsaw Poland

30,000 sq ft warehouse / 2500 Pallet Slots 

Mersin Türkiye

28,000 sq ft warehouse / 2200 Pallet Slots

Summary Stats

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Supplies in transit
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Planes or Containers committed
Regions Covered
Family Necessity Kits Distributed
Individuals reached with Boxes

GEM BStrong has provided significant relief aid to the following 226 cities and towns

Phase 1: Disaster Relief

On February 6th, two major earthquakes hit Turkey and Syria in the early morning, with aftershocks still happening longer than a week later. Tens of thousands have lost their lives, with countless more injured. As of June 2023, over 8 millions homes and buildings are confirmed to have been affected, leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. The Kahramanmaras earthquake is now considered the most deadly natural disaster in at least the last decade. Because of GEM’s propositioning for any global disaster, our team was able to deploy immediately and be on the ground the same day.

GEM BStrong had an initial commitment of $10,000,000 in critical aid, which quickly increased to $20,000,000 once we were able to see the immeasurable scale of the disaster. Immediately we were able to deploy cargo airplanes through a partnership with the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the Consulate General in Miami through Turkish Airlines. This aid will come in the form of food, hygiene products, bedding and tents, rescue apparel, and more. As the needs grow and progress, as will our response.

Our headquarters in Miami, FL, USA West branch in Chico, CA, and European branch in Warsaw, Poland are all collecting supplies right now to send to Turkey and Syria. All collected goods will be transported to our warehouse in Mersin, Turkey and distributed into the most affected regions throughout the earthquake zones.

Since February, we have disturbed tens of thousands of our Family Necessity Kits to affected families in both Turkey and Syria. We have also been able to distribute major quantities of hygiene products, new clothing, new shoes, bedding and home goods. We have reached hundreds of thousands of individuals in 7 provinces, reaching almost 200 cities. Just as we do in our other branches, we have established long-standing infrastructure to be able to sustain both Turkey and Syria for the long term.

Recent Missions

United States
GEM is prepositioned to immediately deploy to flooding disasters in the United States. We are presently responding to the historic flooding in Vermont, and will be distributing trucks of Family Necessity Kits, water, hygiene, mattresses, and more.