ShelterBox Latest News http://www.shelterbox.org/news_rss.asp ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity delivering boxes of aid, shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters, worldwide en-gb 22.12.2009 15:22:49 Copyright: (C) ShelterBox 2009 15 ShelterBox Latest News http://www.shelterbox.org/img/logo.gif http://www.shelterbox.org/news.asp Crisis worsening on Greek island – over 3,000 people in a centre built for 400, and inadequate sanitation, says ShelterBox team A second team from UK charity ShelterBox has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos amid a growing crisis that is now seeing an estimated 1,800 people crossing from the Turkish mainland each day. Sam Hewett & Jennifer Butte-Dahl are shocked by what they have seen. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1653 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1653 Tuesday 25 August 2015 UK News Greece migrant crisis – ‘people are visibly shocked by the situation in which they find themselves.’ UK’s ShelterBox providing tents for camps on Lesbos As Greece buckles under its own economic pressures, it is also under stress from a growing external pressure. Every day boatloads of migrants and refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan arrive from Turkey on islands such as Lesbos. ShelterBox is sending tents to help in overwhelmed transit camps. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1650 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1650 Wednesday 19 August 2015 UK News WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY, 19 AUG 2015 Without homes, without hope – ShelterBox responds to the human tragedy of the ‘internally displaced’, for whom no-one takes responsibility If you are a refugee who has crossed a border to seek safety, international law offers you some protection. But if you are displaced within your own country, you are often beyond help. On World Humanitarian Day disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the plight of the world’s ‘IDPs’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1648 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1648 Tuesday 18 August 2015 UK News Turning up the heat on the greenhouse effect President Obama has drawn a line in the sand. By 2030 he wants US power companies to cut CO2 emissions by almost a third. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox, so often called to droughts, storms, famines and floods worldwide, applauds new climate change aims. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1645 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1645 Sunday 16 August 2015 UK News HRH The Duchess of Cornwall renews patronage of disaster relief charity ShelterBox As Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall continued their annual visit to the county last week, news arrived from Clarence House that Royal patronage of ShelterBox has been renewed for the next five years. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1643 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1643 Tuesday 28 July 2015 UK News Jon Snow from Channel 4 News spends time with ShelterBox at WOMAD Festival ShelterBox is used to being on the news, but yesterday the news was on ShelterBox. TV’s Jon Snow, one of the UK’s most respected news broadcasters, called by for a chat with our team at the WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1642 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1642 Monday 27 July 2015 UK News Hiking, cycling and canoeing - a few places remain for ShelterBox’s Wild West Challenge The race itself isn’t on until 12 September, but the race for places has already begun in the South West’s newest endurance challenge across Dartmoor National Park and the River Exe http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1640 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1640 Friday 24 July 2015 UK News Glittering event and art auction in Italy raises £2,400 for ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace was the guest of Giorgio Vannucci, President of ShelterBox Italia, for a special fundraising event in Milan last week http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1641 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1641 Friday 24 July 2015 UK News Glamorous campers use ShelterBox tents at WOMAD Festival It’s not often you see forty ShelterBox tents put up alongside an English stately home, but this camp is a charity fundraiser being offered to WOMAD’s festival-goers http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1639 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1639 Wednesday 22 July 2015 UK News Royal visit for ShelterBox HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, President of Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox, today met Chief Executive Alison Wallace, members of her team, and response volunteers, as part of a Royal visit to Padstow with HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1638 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1638 Monday 20 July 2015 UK News HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to receive a briefing on ShelterBox in Nepal As part of a Royal visit to Padstow on Monday, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall will meet ShelterBox response team volunteers who have recently returned from earthquake-stricken Nepal http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1637 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1637 Friday 17 July 2015 UK News Next stop Tokyo - London Routemaster bus will head for Japan to raise money for ShelterBox As bus journeys go this will be quite an epic. In 2017 a heritage Routemaster red bus will start an 11,000 mile route in London, crossing 23 countries in three months, changing continents at Istanbul, and terminating in Tokyo. And every turn of the wheels will be clocking up funding for ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1636 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1636 Tuesday 14 July 2015 UK News Swiss students go wild for ShelterBox, raising over £5,000 Ecole Internationale in Geneva - the world’s oldest and largest international school - has been fundraising for ShelterBox. A group of Year 6 students have donated an impressive 7,700 swiss franks after spending a day learning survival skills in the wild http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1635 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1635 Tuesday 07 July 2015 UK News Truckloads of tarps arrive as ShelterBox continues its aid push in rain-swept Nepal Intense rainfall, flash flooding, landslides, and difficult  traveling conditions. Nepal, devastated by two major earthquakes, is suddenly in the grip of its monsoon season. But UK-based ShelterBox, in the latest phase of a response that is now into its third month, is on the way with urgently needed equipment to help communities shelter and rebuild. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1633 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1633 Thursday 02 July 2015 UK News Powerful ShelterBox postal campaign featuring News at Ten’s Mark Austin is nominated for a major charity award In London on Monday 6 July Cornwall-based disaster aid agency ShelterBox will hear whether it has won an Institute of Fundraising national award for one of its most effective fundraising campaigns http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1634 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1634 Thursday 02 July 2015 UK News Bringing warmth to the North Korean winter – ShelterBox ‘tents with chimneys’ given to families in DPRK The rural farming communities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea constantly endure extremes of climate. Currently in the grip of the worst drought for a century, ShelterBox has been helping them to prepare for the harsh winter ahead with new stove-friendly tents http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1630 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1630 Friday 26 June 2015 UK News Sniffer dogs searching for survivors - ShelterBox staff train with international experts in earthquake search and rescue ShelterBox staff and volunteers sometimes find themselves in the right place at the wrong time, witnessing a disaster first hand - as in Nepal when the second quake struck on 12 May. Now they have trained with search and rescue experts to be better prepared when the worst happens   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1628 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1628 Wednesday 24 June 2015 UK News Devon Doctors support ShelterBox’s work in Nepal The Rotary Club of Ivybridge through its international committee has set a target of raising over £12,000 in support of ShelterBox’s work, particularly in Nepal. Collections have been made at a local supermarket, and at individual companies, but these have been greatly enhanced by support from Devon Doctors, the out-of-hours GP service for Devon. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1627 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1627 Friday 19 June 2015 UK News Everest evening raises £12,500 for ShelterBox’s work in Nepal The people of Tywardreath were the ‘height’ of generosity, as a special Everest evening organized by world-renowned artist Tony Foster and his Tywardreath friends raised £12,500 for survivors of the Nepal quakes http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1625 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1625 Monday 15 June 2015 UK News ShelterBox joins Rotary International at Brazil convention When it comes to humanitarian relief, both Rotary and ShelterBox are major players on the world stage. Appropriately they are sharing space in the ‘house of friendship’ at Rotary International’s major convention in São Paulo, Brazil. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1623 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1623 Saturday 06 June 2015 UK News One person in every seven on this planet is a migrant. On World Environment Day, disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the global effect of populations constantly on the move One seventh of the human population is now forced from their homelands. This modern phenomenon is driven by many factors, but increasingly migration is about the search for food and livelihoods, or natural disasters triggered by increasingly violent climates. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1621 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1621 Friday 05 June 2015 UK News SchoolBoxes distributed to orphanages in earthquake-stricken Kathmandu Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has now used the full range of its aid in its Nepal earthquake response – ShelterBox tents as medical facilities, Shelter Kits to get aid swiftly to mountain villages, and now SchoolBoxes to bring some sense of recovery and normality to children in Kathmandu. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1619 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1619 Thursday 04 June 2015 UK News ShelterBox has helped in the making of a Hollywood blockbuster – in cinemas as its response teams face the reality of Nepal  Next week the release of a $100 million Hollywood 3D movie about a devastating earthquake on the west coast of the USA comes as Nepal still reels from massive seismic shocks. And disaster relief charity ShelterBox has a connection with both.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1612 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1612 Sunday 24 May 2015 UK News ‘More often than not I have been awoken by villagers running out and screaming rather than by the tremor itself’ – An eyewitness account of what it feels like when you can’t trust the ground you stand on ShelterBox volunteer Becky Maynard flew to Nepal within days of the first quake on 25 April. Now, almost a month later, she is still disquieted by life in a country that dares not sleep, where every moment you may have to run from falling masonry. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1613 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1613 Sunday 24 May 2015 UK News Poingnancy and perseverance – every villager in the mountain community of Pipildanda now has ShelterBox aid Every Nepali mountain village that ShelterBox reaches brings its own challenges, and its own heartbreaking stories. One of our response volunteers meets Rom, who tells of the aftermath of the first earthquake. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1611 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1611 Friday 22 May 2015 UK News A Royal encounter for ShelterBox in New Zealand ShelterBox’s Jimmy Griffith was invited to Aukland’s Government House last week to meet Prince Harry on his Royal tour of New Zealand. Jimmy was among local representatives of emergency service and disaster relief organisations. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1609 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1609 Thursday 21 May 2015 UK News Double jeopardy in Chile, as ShelterBox responds to flooding and an erupting volcano ShelterBox aid and a response team will arrive shortly in South America, as families are left without homes and shelter after two unpredictable forces of nature hit Chile. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1610 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1610 Thursday 21 May 2015 UK News TV’s Joanna Lumley praises ShelterBox’s ‘invaluable’ relief work in Nepal Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has just been given an absolutely fabulous endorsement by actor, comedienne and national treasure Joanna Lumley OBE. In a personal letter she says ‘Thank you with all my heart for what you are doing in Nepal.’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1607 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1607 Wednesday 20 May 2015 UK News Friends in high places - Gurkhas help ShelterBox with aid distribution in Nepal As ShelterBox response teams face formidable climbs to take aid to Nepal’s remotest quake-damaged communities, an offer of assistance came from a very experienced and famous military organisation http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1608 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1608 Wednesday 20 May 2015 UK News Over £400,000 outpouring of Rotary generosity in response to Nepal earthquakes ShelterBox, Rotary International’s official Project Partner, has received £419,536 from Rotary Clubs across the UK since Nepal was struck by a massive earthquake almost three weeks ago. Now, as the Himalayan country counts the cost of a second quake, the donations continue to come in. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1606 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1606 Tuesday 19 May 2015 UK News ShelterBox response volunteer to meet Prince Harry in New Zealand ShelterBox’s Jimmy Griffith has been invited to Aukland’s Government House tomorrow to meet Prince Harry on his Royal tour of New Zealand. Jimmy will be among local representatives of emergency service and disaster relief organisations. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1603 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1603 Thursday 14 May 2015 UK News ShelterBox volunteer captures earthquake and aftermath on video ShelterBox response team volunteer Liam Arthur was in the wrong place at the right time today, filming in the township of Chautara when the 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1602 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1602 Tuesday 12 May 2015 UK News ‘Trying to dig their lives out of the rubble’ - Tales from the shaken villages of Nepal as ShelterBox helps the people of Pipaldanda The quaintly named mountain village of Pipaldanda is, after Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake, anything but a beauty spot. ShelterBox’s Liz Odell and Liam Arthur describe a community with no school, no hospital, and families ‘trying to dig their lives out of the rubble’. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1599 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1599 Monday 11 May 2015 UK News Tents and shelter kits arrive, to begin their ascent to the mountains of Nepal There are smiles in these photos, as the arrival of 39 tons of ShelterBox aid brings hope to remote villages in earthquake-shattered Nepal. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1596 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1596 Thursday 07 May 2015 UK News ‘Men and boys have shaved heads, a sign they are in mourning’ – ShelterBox aid is on its way to bereaved and stranded villagers at the roof of the world With aid beginning to flow through Kathmandu airport, UK’s ShelterBox is working with a cluster of charities at Sindhupalchowk, a district containing 79 mountain village communities http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1593 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1593 Wednesday 06 May 2015 UK News ‘Each village wondering if this helicopter might be for them, if it was their turn.’ - Nepal’s mountain communities look to the skies as ShelterBox helps colleague charities to fly in UK aid ShelterBox’s Becky Maynard has joined a helicopter aid sortie by a group of charities to Nepal’s hidden communities – where there are no roads, and the only access is by foot or by air. This earthquake will require some of the most demanding and daring rescues ever undertaken http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1589 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1589 Tuesday 05 May 2015 UK News ‘At times we wonder, where do you start?’ ShelterBox team in the mountainous villages of Nepal A team from UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox has travelled from Kathmandu into the mountains of Nepal. Here, where the earthquake was at its fiercest, they meet a mix of despair and hope.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1586 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1586 Monday 04 May 2015 UK News Life in a fallen city – images and reactions from ShelterBox’s team in Kathmandu Shelter, water, food and medicine – the basics of life are urgently needed by families huddling in the cold of wrecked Kathmandu. ShelterBox volunteer Becky Maynard meets Santa Maharjan and her family, who are having to collect rainwater to survive http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1582 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1582 Friday 01 May 2015 UK News Care under canvas – unsafe Kathmandu hospital buildings have been condemned, so Nepal’s wounded are being treated in ShelterBox tents ShelterBox tents are being pressed into service as mobile clinics in Kathmandu, as crumbling hospitals are branded unsafe. Nursing Director Geeta Shrestha says ‘from my heart and from my hospital, I thank you.’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1579 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1579 Wednesday 29 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox team in Kathmandu is meeting with the Nepal Government and colleague aid agencies ahead of ‘what will be a major operation’ A ShelterBox team arrived in Kathmandu yesterday to face a daunting task. The scale of destruction across the Himalayan country of Nepal since Saturday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake is immense. The UN estimates that eight million people have been affected - over a quarter of the population - and the death toll keeps spiralling, now past 5,000 and expected to at least double. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1575 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1575 Tuesday 28 April 2015 UK News Nepal earthquake – Eyewitness is in touch with ShelterBox, says ‘The environment is filled with fear.’ A plea for emergency relief has come direct to UK charity ShelterBox from a Rotary contact in Kathmandu, Nepal, close to the epicentre of a 7.8 magnitude quake that is thought to have claimed almost 600 lives. A ShelterBox response team is on its way. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1570 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1570 Saturday 25 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox delivers! A major retail conference will hear how the charity brings home the goods in extreme circumstances Every day UK consumers receive millions of packages from thousands of carriers and retailers. Now, disaster relief agency ShelterBox has been invited to tell retail giants - including Debenhams, Dixons and Disney - how to reach people who don’t even have a road or a postcode! http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1568 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1568 Tuesday 21 April 2015 UK News Cheque presentation by the Inner Wheel of Tranent The generous members of the Inner Wheel of Tranent in East Lothian, Scotland have made a donation of £590 to ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1569 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1569 Tuesday 21 April 2015 UK News St Ives cheque takes national Rotary donations to ShelterBox since Vanuatu cyclone to over a quarter of a million pounds! It was meant to be a thank-you tour of ShelterBox for members of the Rotary Club of St Ives. But their £1,300 donation had a significance they didn’t expect – it took the UK-wide figure raised by Rotarians since Cyclone Pam to a staggering £250,000 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1566 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1566 Friday 17 April 2015 UK News Disaster relief charity ShelterBox ‘exasperated’ at inability to get aid into South Sudan More than a million people have fled their homes in South Sudan since fighting broke out  between government and rebel forces, and a further half million have since quit the country. But Cornish charity ShelterBox has been frustrated in its attempts to reach families in need. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1565 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1565 Wednesday 15 April 2015 UK News A big thank you to all our donors as ShelterBox aid arrives on the Vanuatu island of Tanna On a Pacific island desperately in need of good news following Cyclone Pam, happy faces as the means to rebuild arrives, funded by ShelterBox supporters. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1560 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1560 Monday 13 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox wins international business award as ‘Disaster Relief Charity of the Year’, and is shortlisted in Cornwall Business Awards ShelterBox is used to being in the spotlight for its humanitarian work, but now it has been recognised for its business credibility in an award scheme aimed at global corporates worldwide, as well as being shortlisted locally in the Cornwall Business Awards http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1559 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1559 Friday 10 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace meets Helston-Lizard Inner Wheel as national Rotary donations since Vanuatu cyclone top £200,000 Disaster relief charity ShelterBox went back to its roots last week as Alison Wallace met the ladies of its founding Rotary Club, the Inner Wheel of Helston-Lizard. This coincided with an over £200,000 boost to Rotary’s national ShelterBox donations triggered by the Vanuatu cyclone. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1556 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1556 Wednesday 08 April 2015 UK News Green box jealousy raises security issues – heartbreaking decisions about aid delivery to African border towns ShelterBox’s response teams encounter all sorts of hardships in the world’s disaster zones. In poverty-striken, flood-ravaged Malawi and Mozambique they have to decide which type of aid puts the recipients at the least risk of theft or violence http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1555 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1555 Tuesday 07 April 2015 UK News ShelterBox solar light is pitched on US Dragon’s Den UK based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1553 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1553 Wednesday 25 March 2015 UK News Rotary Club of Dartmouth tops up a legacy of £28,000 to ShelterBox There are many ways to donate to ShelterBox, and one is to leave a legacy or gift in your will. That is what former Dartmouth mayor Irene Scawn did, asking the local Rotary Club to hand it on to ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1552 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1552 Tuesday 24 March 2015 UK News ‘Bursting into tears on seeing total deforestation’ – First reactions as ShelterBox response team arrives in Vanuatu Disaster relief charity ShelterBox now has its first team in Vanuatu as civilian flights begin arriving. With aid en route, Ross Mackenzie and Peter Pearce are discussing arrangements with distribution partners. But their initial reaction to Cyclone Pam’s aftermath is one of shock. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1548 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1548 Thursday 19 March 2015 UK News How do we reduce the risk of disaster? As a world conference ends, UK Disaster relief CEO says aid agencies have a ‘moral responsibility’ to think beyond rescue In Japan a four day United Nations conference on disaster risk reduction ends today. Alison Wallace, whose UK charity ShelterBox has risk assessment in its DNA, discusses how relief agencies might help mitigate catastrophes. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1546 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1546 Wednesday 18 March 2015 UK News Quarter of a million could be homeless across Vanuatu after ‘monster’ cyclone – ShelterBox mobilising 1,000 kits to help rebuild UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is mobilising aid and a response team as the Pacific paradise of Vanuatu counts the awful cost of Cyclone Pam http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1543 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1543 Sunday 15 March 2015 UK News Cyclone Pam: UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox arranging aid and sending a team into Vanuatu, responding to ‘one of the worst disasters in Pacific history.’ Cyclone Pam, with winds of up to 170 mph, has devastated the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. Cornwall-based ShelterBox is mobilising a response team, and already has aid in the region. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1541 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1541 Saturday 14 March 2015 UK News On Comic Relief Day, ShelterBox brings you Africa as it is right now Tomorrow Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day will raise tens of millions of pounds for long term African projects. UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox brings into sharp focus the reality of life right now in Africa’s flood zones, as families shelter hundreds to a room in churches and schools. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1539 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1539 Thursday 12 March 2015 UK News Climate change – the humanitarian perspective. Disaster relief CEO says, ‘While governments discuss the cause, it is agencies like ours that have to deal with the consequences.’ Outgoing Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger is putting the ‘climate change threat to Earth front and centre’ in his remaining time with the newspaper. UK charity CEO Alison Wallace ponders the role of disaster relief and humanitarian agencies, responding to increased flooding and famine while the politicians procrastinate.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1537 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1537 Tuesday 10 March 2015 UK News New report on natural hazards shows that ShelterBox ‘was absolutely right to innovate in the Philippines’ Research released this week shows that, of the ten world cities most exposed the natural hazards, eight are in the Philippines. UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox is reaching the final phase of year-long innovative shelter projects on the islands. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1536 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1536 Friday 06 March 2015 UK News Chilean volcano eruption has calmed for now, but UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has aid in the region if needed A volcanic eruption in southern Chile yesterday morning caused the evacuation of 4,000 people from their homes in the popular tourist resort of Pucón. Mount Villarrica is calm for now, but a 10km exclusion zone remains in place, and UK charity ShelterBox stands ready to help http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1535 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1535 Wednesday 04 March 2015 UK News ShelterBox CEO urges Rotary Clubs to consider more flexible funding of disaster relief Last week the Rotary Club of Cober Valley presented ShelterBox with a cheque for £1,200. In an illustrated talk ShelterBox’s Alison Wallace gave local Rotarians food for thought on how best to support the disaster relief organisation. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1532 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1532 Monday 02 March 2015 UK News Gaza could take more than a century to rebuild. ‘Is displacement becoming intractable?’ asks British aid CEO Oxfam has today said that it could take more than 100 years to rebuild Gaza’s essential infrastructure of homes, schools and health facilities, calling for the 8-year blockade stranglehold to be lifted. British disaster relief charity CEO Alison Wallace warns that Gaza and other conflict zones risk creating permanently displaced communities. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1531 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1531 Thursday 26 February 2015 UK News Little blooms worth thousands - Truro garden open day raises £4,500 for ShelterBox Now in its tenth year, Hellebore Day at Bosvigo House in Truro is a diary date for gardeners, and for ShelterBox supporters http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1530 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1530 Tuesday 24 February 2015 UK News ‘A personal journey’ – Cyclist Tim Bridgman heads for South America to complete the fundraising trek that ended in tragedy Last April, while on a trans-global cycling fundraiser for ShelterBox, Sharon Bridgman died after her bicycle collided with a vehicle in Bolivia. Now her husband Tim is returning to pick up their epic journey, starting from the scene of the accident. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1529 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1529 Tuesday 17 February 2015 UK News ‘A tried, trusted and reliable friend’ - ShelterBox wishes Rotary a happy 110th birthday Cornwall-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox began in 2000 as one Rotary Club’s millennium project. Now, as Rotary International’s only official Project Partner, ShelterBox sends congratulations to all Rotarians as their organisation celebrates 110 years. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1528 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1528 Monday 16 February 2015 UK News UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million UK agency ShelterBox begins huge aid push into Malawi as UN fears floods have killed 276, and displaced almost a quarter of a million http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1526 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1526 Friday 13 February 2015 UK News ShelterBox tents go up in Gaza, after six months of patience and negotiation ShelterBox supporters can at last see their generosity reaching out to one of the world’s most war-torn locations. Photos just arrived from Gaza show tents being put up. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1518 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1518 Monday 02 February 2015 UK News SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans An aid chain that started in Cornwall in December is now putting smiles on the faces of children in Freetown, affected by the scourge of ebola.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1516 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1516 Wednesday 28 January 2015 UK News Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another! Ismail Nick Mustafa and his family have an amazing story to tell. Like thousands of others, they had a narrow escape as they fled from rising floodwater.  But days later an unbelievable sight awaited them when they returned to their home… http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1515 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1515 Monday 26 January 2015 UK News ShelterBox answers Malawi President’s call for humanitarian aid as floodwaters rise Landlocked Malawi in SE Africa is the latest destination for ShelterBox in response to flooding chaos. In the worst floods for over forty years tens of thousands have fled their homes, and an estimated 170 have died as a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1513 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1513 Thursday 22 January 2015 UK News Rotary International extends its project partnership with ShelterBox ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s only official project partner worldwide. Now, with the relationship being extended into 2016, Alison Wallace explains why this is such a strong ‘circle of friendship’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1511 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1511 Tuesday 20 January 2015 UK News ‘They survived, but lost everything’ - ShelterBox aid reaches the rain forest families of monsoon-drenched Malaysia Time and again ShelterBox aid proves its worth by being easily portable and able to reach remote communities in challenging locations. A ShelterBox Response Team reports back from flood-hit Malaysia where they found families struggling in inaccessible rain forest. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1510 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1510 Monday 19 January 2015 UK News Ann Livings walks to Snowdon summit despite severe arthritis ShelterBox is used to fundraising by intrepid Rotarians. The Cornwall-based charity has just received £1,186 from Ann Livings of Medway  Sunlight Rotary Club, who with her husband and colleagues set herself the brave target of climbing Snowdon. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1508 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1508 Tuesday 13 January 2015 UK News ‘At last ShelterBox can help the displaced families of Gaza.’ Partnership operation underway in one of the world’s most notorious conflict zones Last summer, as the 50 day war raged in Gaza, ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace said it was ‘frustrating and heart-breaking to have to watch and wait’ while families suffered. Now, after lengthy negotiations, ShelterBox aid is travelling across the border. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1507 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1507 Friday 09 January 2015 UK News ‘Halls are cramped, they sleep on the floor and there is no privacy whatsoever.’ ShelterBox teams describe the misery of flood-hit Malaysia As ShelterBox aid begins to roll out across Malaysian communities engulfed by the worst monsoon rains for decades, response teams find families sheltering in over-filled public buildings with poor sanitation. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1506 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1506 Wednesday 07 January 2015 UK News ‘Everything is gone.’ ShelterBox team hears of the distress of Malaysia’s flooded communities As UK-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox prepares aid distribution, its team finds crowded shelters, and families telling of the race to escape a wave of floodwater http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1504 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1504 Saturday 03 January 2015 UK News Malaysian Prime Minister greets ShelterBox’s flood rescue mission The worst monsoon flooding for 30 years has forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in Malaysia, and has engulfed whole towns. Cornwall-based ShelterBox’s response team deployed within days, and received a personal welcome from the Malaysian Prime Minister. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1502 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1502 Thursday 01 January 2015 UK News Typhoon Hagupit – Many of the tens of thousands now returning to Tacloban, a wrecked city without power ShelterBox’s Toby Ash reports back to the Cornwall-based international disaster relief agency on the initial impact of the Philippines’ latest tropical storm. He describes last Tuesday as ‘The day Tacloban stopped smiling’. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1499 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1499 Sunday 07 December 2014 UK News Multi-coloured ShelterBoxes bound for ebola areas Adaptable ShelterBox tries to find ways to help in any disaster. But the Cornwall-based relief charity couldn’t have foreseen its rainbow response to West Africa’s ebola crisis http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1497 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1497 Friday 05 December 2014 UK News Bestselling authors Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman endorse a new ShelterBox children’s book on hurricanes Two icons of British children’s literature are backing disaster relief charity ShelterBox’s latest publication. ‘The Day the Wind Blew’ by Claire White is illustrated by primary schoolchildren from across the UK, and will have its London book launch on 9 December. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1496 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1496 Tuesday 02 December 2014 UK News On the right track – new ShelterBox campaign targets the capital’s commuters London train passengers are the focus of a new text-to-donate campaign by Cornwall based disaster relief charity ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1494 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1494 Tuesday 18 November 2014 UK News Music festival in memory of fundraising cyclist Sharon Bridgman A musical memorial will be held on Saturday 22 November in honour of Sharon Bridgman, who lost her life last April while fundraising for international disaster relief charity, ShelterBox http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1492 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1492 Friday 14 November 2014 UK News ‘‘Bring good luck to our new home.’ One year on from Haiyan, ShelterBox helps the Philippines to build back better and stronger Sugar, rice, salt and a happiness tree.  Local custom says these are the ingredients that bring good luck to a Filipino home. Now, ShelterBox and its partners are adding other ingredients - strong carpentry, strong partnerships, and strength against the world’s most violent storms.   http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1489 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1489 Tuesday 04 November 2014 UK News Rock the Box tops £10,000 for ShelterBox A popular annual music and ale festival at Mithian in North Cornwall is celebrating another successful event. A cheque for £3,000 being handed over tomorrow (23 Oct) brings the total of funds raised for ShelterBox to over £10,000. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1487 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1487 Wednesday 22 October 2014 UK News ShelterBox equipment offered to help fight Ebola in West Africa UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has offered equipment supplies to government and medical charities in the battle to contain Ebola http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1486 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1486 Thursday 16 October 2014 UK News Photos and video of Cornwall’s ShelterBox school equipment in Aleppo classrooms - helping Syria’s ‘lost generation’ Children whose families are on the run from conflict in Syria have been described as a generation lost to education. Photos just arrived show how ShelterBox is helping to bring refugee children back into the classroom http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1485 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1485 Wednesday 15 October 2014 UK News Curate will live like a refugee, highlighting a world crisis To draw attention to the plight of refugees worldwide the Rev’d Caspar Bush is planning to spend a week camping outside St Michael’s Church, Perranporth, in ‘only the clothes he is standing up in, and a tent provided by Shelterbox.’ http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1482 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1482 Friday 03 October 2014 UK News The gift of shelter, the gift of schooling - ShelterBox at work in flood-ravaged Zimbabwe The worst flooding for 40 years, and a fractured dam, caused over 20,000 people to abandon their homes in southeastern Zimbabwe. As one farmer puts it, ‘we are living like refugees in our own country’. ShelterBox has been helping for over six months to shelter families, and now to support their children’s education. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1481 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1481 Tuesday 30 September 2014 UK News Save the Children report warns of a ‘lost generation’ of schoolchildren in Syria - ShelterBox continues to deploy SchoolBoxes and education packs A report today exposes a worsening education crisis in Syria, where up to a fifth of all school buildings have been destroyed, militarised, or used as shelters. ShelterBox does what it can by sending SchoolBoxes to refugee camps and displaced communities. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1477 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1477 Thursday 18 September 2014 UK News Alison Wallace, ShelterBox CEO – ‘Security of our aid workers is our primary concern’ As the world wakes up to news of the murder of aid worker David Haines in Iraq, ShelterBox’s Alison Wallace says the safety of our response teams is the charity’s greatest priority http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1476 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1476 Sunday 14 September 2014 UK News Nicola is set to swim an ‘aquatic marathon’ for ShelterBox. ‘I figured if I didn't set it as a goal I would never know.’ The Dart 10k swim on Sunday 14 September is not for the feint-hearted. Described as ‘not a race, but a journey’ this annual event is said to be ‘the aquatic equivalent of a marathon’. This year ShelterBox is set to benefit from the endurance swimming talents of Nicola Dawson.  http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1473 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1473 Monday 08 September 2014 UK News The stars, and ShelterBox, come out for ‘Live at Heartlands’ concert weekend Heartlands in Pool is the gateway to Cornwall’s mining world heritage site, but next weekend it will also be the gateway to concerts by famous bands including UB40, the Boomtown Rats and the Happy Mondays. And, happily, ShelterBox will be there too. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1472 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1472 Friday 05 September 2014 UK News International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox International property giant builds a relationship with ShelterBox IP Global is an end-to-end property investment company that sources worldwide real estate with growth potential. Their newest investment is in the future of ShelterBox. Having nominated us as their Charity of the Year, they have announced some exciting ways of raising funds and our profile. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1471 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1471 Wednesday 20 August 2014 UK News ‘Stars in a reasonably priced car’. Jon and Ben take their Citroën Saxo for a 20,000 mile round trip to Mongolia for ShelterBox On the popular BBC programme ‘Top Gear’ guest stars race a mid-range saloon around a test track in Surrey. But two ShelterBox fundraising stars are showing just a little more drive – 20,000 miles from Exeter to Mongolia and back in an ‘an old car with a tiny knackered engine’. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1470 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1470 Tuesday 19 August 2014 UK News Heartwarming fundraiser in memory of Sharon Bridgman Sharon Bridgman died in a road accident in April 2014 while cycling through Bolivia with her husband Tim, raising funds for ShelterBox. Now a young relative and his friends have found an appropriate way to celebrate her life and her remarkable journey. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1467 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1467 Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Peter’s 70 day walk for Madagascar reaches Land’s End Director of ShelterBox Australia, Response Team member and Rotarian Peter Pearce is an enthusiastic fundraiser for storm-ravaged communities in Madagascar. His latest achievement is walking from John O’Groats to Land’s End with colleague David Rivett, arriving tomorrow. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1468 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1468 Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Cornwall artist’s open studio event will benefit ShelterBox Artist Teresa Wicksteed is opening her spectacular cliff-top studio from this weekend until the end of August to support ShelterBox. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1469 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1469 Monday 18 August 2014 UK News Wanda’s latest challenge – to run nowhere for ShelterBox! Wanda Summers - endurance runner, multi-marathon superstar and Olympic trainer – is going to run for a full 24 hours for ShelterBox. But, in one of her most exhausting and testing challenges yet, Wanda won’t actually be going anywhere. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1464 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1464 Friday 08 August 2014 UK News Logan and Willoughby’s special ShelterBox summer camp When you are aged 5 or 10 you might glance at the news. But young brothers Logan and Willoughby were so moved by the plight of children in Gaza and Syria, they decided to do something about it. They left home … http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1465 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1465 Friday 08 August 2014 UK News Forensic scientists and engineers partnership nominates ShelterBox as its first-ever Charity of the Year The staff of Burgoynes, an international consultancy that provides expert advice to the legal and insurance industries, have chosen ShelterBox as their first Charity of the Year. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1463 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1463 Thursday 07 August 2014 UK News Darting across the moor - are you up to the Challenge? Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September – Register now. The countdown has begun to one of the South West’s greatest outdoor events, and it’s not for the faint-hearted. A test of physical and mental strength, where teams of four each carry a ShelterBox across up to 45 miles of rugged landscape in Dartmoor National Park. http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1462 http://www.shelterbox.org/news.php?id=1462 Sunday 03 August 2014 UK News