Emergency Relief

GERA conducted missions in 2015 to Kilis Oncupinar Accomodation Facility in Turkey to provide emergency assistance and relief to thousands of newly arrived refugee families from Syria. We first conducted a needs assessment in collaboration with partner organizations and refugee leaders to assess and prioritize needs, and in conjunction with Embrace Relief, provided 50 families with winter clothing and blankets, and 4,000 families with food supplies.

Kilis is one of six camps in Turkey, near the Syria border. GERA aims to build a school in Kilis that will serve the thousands of children who are out of school, and need to be engaged in structured educational and recreational activities.

GERA invites philanthropic support to build a school in Kilis, develop an appropriate curriculum, and hire and train teachers. We request interested individuals and organizations to contact info@gera-ngo.org to discuss this project further.