Global Empowerment Mission's goal as a first responder is to bridge the gap between first response and sustainable, community-sourced development.
When responding to a disaster, we implement a 3-phase response, limiting the amount of time between first response and sustainable development. By supplying aid immediately and limiting the period of time vulnerable people are displaced, we save lives and provide as many opportunities as possible for people to live safe and healthy lives.
During our first 100 days on the ground in Ukraine, we established viable logistical operations, extracted people in war-torn areas, relocated refugees, and delivered critical aid supplies throughout the region. After the first 100 days, we began to impliment our second and third response phases, detailed below.
GEM strategically approaches disasters through three stages:
FIRST RESPONSE PHASE - DISASTER RELIEF
GEM’s immediate response is to restore hope and opportunity in the lives of those most affected.
- Reconnaissance and assessment
- Search, rescue, and loss mitigation
- Identify and form strategic partnerships
- Deliver Aid in real time to people who need it most.
- Emergency extractions of people trapped in war torn areas.
SECOND RESPONSE PHASE - THE GAP PERIOD
This is the time between first response and government or other permanent infrastructure. The goal is to minimize the time in which this gap period exists
- Short term incidentals cash cards
- Temporary housing and shelter
- Establish criteria, beneficiary identification, and distribution of vital funds
- Stabilization efforts and sustenance supplies
- Relocation of refugees
THIRD RESPONSE PHASE - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
GEM’s long-term response is in coordination with governments and public-private partners. The goal to create a self-sufficient and thriving community.
- Home, school, and hospital repairs
- Permanent and durable housing and infrastructure
- Facilitating economic and educational programs
- Implementing empowerment and livelihood programs
GEM's ORGANIZATIONAL DIFFERENTIATORS / KEY FEATURES
- Smart partnerships with local organizations and government agencies
- Creative solutions to complex humanitarian emergencies
- Creation of uniquely specific funds for donors with customizable outcomes
- The highest degree of fundraising efficiencies
- Three planned phases of disaster response
- Works in the gap period between first response and sustainable development
Global Empowerment Misison obtained groundbreaking results in the first six months on the ground during the Ukraine crisis:
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- 13,624 individuals placed in temporary housing
- 532 Trucks of aid delivered inside Ukraine and neighboring countries
- 108 Ukrainian cities serviced
- 31 homes under repair
- 8 apartment buildings under repair
- 7 schools under repair
- 3 clinics under repair
- $250,000,000 in aid committed for 2022
- $117,612, 966 of supplies delivered to date
- GEM established warehouses in:
- Warsaw, Poland: 18,000 sq ft warehouse with 750 pallet slots
- Kyiv, Ukraine: 40,000 sq ft warehouse with 1500 pallet slots
- Lviv, Ukraine: 37,500 sq ft warehouse with 650 pallet slots
- Rzeszow, Poland: 18,000 sq ft warehouse with 750 pallet slots