Latin America Branch

Puerto Barrios, Guatemala
This branch supports Central and South American countries.

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We want to personally thank each and every one of you that has supported us this year2023 was a monumental year for Global Empowerment Mission. With 25 missions, GEM provided more than 150 million dollars worth of aid and support to people around the world. With more than 355 missions in 56 countries, GEM’s reach is larger than ever before.We’re thrilled to share this 2023 recap video. None of this work would be possible without your continued support of our efforts.As we end 2023, we would love for you to join us in donating to the 2023 Year-End Campaign in honor of the lives we’ve touched this year.Thank you all for relieving, restoring, and empowering underserved communities around the world.All of this work is possible due to your continued generosity. Every day we are proving that we can have more impact with less cost to donors than most other organizations. We are proud to have been rated a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator on all 4 categories, (impact, financial, leadership and culture). Our corporate overhead this year has remained under 3%.
Acapulco, México, fue devastada por un huracán de categoría 5 el 25 de octubre. Las tormentas causaron inundaciones, daños estructurales extremos, destrucción de carreteras, afectando gravemente a más de 2 millones de personas. Nuestro equipo de GEM LATAM se desplegó inmediatamente en México, y actualmente está sobre el terreno en Acapulco coordinando la distribución de ayuda de kits de alimentos familiares y necesidades en las áreas afectadas por este devastador desastre. GEM LATAM está trabajando en conjunto con agencias gubernamentales, incluida la Oficina del Gobernador del Estado de Guerrero México, la Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios y Turismo de Acapulco.#GEMmissions #GEMLATAM #bstrong  #HurricaneOtis #Acapulco #Guerrero #México @michaelcapponi @bethennyfrankel

GEM Latin America Missions

Hurricane Lisa intensified into the Caribbean waters, and made landfall in Belize in northern Guatemala. GEM responded immediately by deploying a team & sending containers.
Central America
On October 31, 2020, the category 4 hurricane ETA hit Central America devastating the region – reporting 57 dead & hundreds missing. On November 16, another Cat 5 hurricane, Iota ravaged the region.
In 2019, the Amazon wildfires season saw a surge in fires with more than 906,000 affected hectares occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
In 2019, the Venezuelan migration and refugee crisis, the largest refugee crisis in the Americas, is the emigration of 4.6million Venezuelans who fled the country because of the Bolivarian Revolution.
On June 3, 2018, Volcán de Fuego eruption was a series of volcanic explosions and pyroclastic flows. The eruption included lahars and volcanic ash clouds with no evacuation time causing 200 deaths.

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This branch supports 24 oblasts in Ukraine.

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This branch supports Middle East and North African countries.

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Latin America and Caribbean

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This branch supports 21 Central and South American countries

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This branch supports all 10 provinces in Haiti and supports communities year round in Jacmel.

Recovery Hubs

This Hub supports victims on Floridas’s west coast from the impacts of Hurricane Ian.

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Haiti Command & Community Center

Jacmel, Haiti

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This community center supports GEM students in Jacmel, Haiti

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