Global Emergency Response and Assistance (GERA) helps refugees find their home away from home.

 


No matter your geographic location, religion, or heritage, we work together to advocate for a cohesive community.

 

We believe that saving the life of one person is a step towards saving all of humanity.

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Global Emergency Response and Assistance

GERA -- we build lasting relationships with refugee families. We respond to their needs by connecting our newest residents with one another, offering language programs that lead to their social and economic independence, and advocating for their full participation in our communities. We understand that for vulnerable populations, reclaiming dignity and establishing economic independence are equally important outcomes. We’ve grown GERA from the ground up with an inspired team and expert advisors, and with your support we look forward to reinforcing our programs and welcoming our newest neighbors.

Reaching The Poorest

We work with world's poorest and most vulnerable people to help them achieve financial independence and social connection.

How It Works

Our approach is the most effective way to empower the world's poorest and most vulnerable people to overcome extreme poverty.

GERA on World Humanitarian Day

Read our statement which discusses the importance of humanitarian advocacy in coordination with World Humanitarian Day 2017.

USATODAY.COM: "[GERA's] Picnic Gives Syrian Refugees Some Fun and Connections"

Syrian refugees gather at Garret Mountain Reservation for a picnic organized by GERA (Global Emergency Response and Assistance) a non-profit that helps displaced people rebuild their lives.

GERA Hosts “Cries From Syria” with Director Afineevsky

On May 3rd, GERA had the opportunity to host a screening of the documentary CRIES from SYRIA , along with a discussion panel with the Documentary’s Oscar nominated Director, Evgeny Afineevsky, along with other activists.

FEATURED VIDEO

NJ ReBuild
Global Emergency Response and Assistance has been supporting newly resettled refugees in New Jersey since 2015. Most families suffer enduring trauma, and struggle to attain language proficiency, social acceptance, and economic independence. Introducing NJ ReBuild, our new inclusive program that helps strengthen the local community by offering intergenerational English language learning for refugee families.

FIGURES AT A GLANCE

65.6 M

Forcible Displaced People Worldwide

28,300 people a day forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution

28,300 people a day forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution

22.3 M

Number of Refugees

55% of refugees came from three countries: Syria; 5.5 M, Afghanistan; 2.5 M, and South Sudan; 1.4 M

55% of refugees came from three countries: Syria; 5.5 M, Afghanistan; 2.5 M, and South Sudan; 1.4 M

10 M

Stateless People

Top hosting countries Turkey: 2.9 M, Pakistan: 1.4 M, Lebanon: 1 M, Islamic Republic of Iran: 979,400, Uganda: 940,800, Ethiopa: 791,600

Top hosting countries Turkey: 2.9 M, Pakistan: 1.4 M, Lebanon: 1 M, Islamic Republic of Iran: 979,400, Uganda: 940,800, Ethiopa: 791,600

189,300

Refugees Resettled

Where the worlds displaced people are hosted: Africa - 30%, Middle East and North Africa - 26%, Europe - 17%, Americas - 16%, Asia and Pacific - 11%

Where the worlds displaced people are hosted: Africa - 30%, Middle East and North Africa - 26%, Europe - 17%, Americas - 16%, Asia and Pacific - 11%