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Emergency disaster relief

Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We're working to change this.

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we're transforming despair into hope.

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you?

How we work

Reaching the most remote communities

Our Impact

Read about how ShelterBox is providing the tools to help families start the process of their own recovery.


When disaster strikes, it is women who are left most vulnerable.

We give immediate emergency aid so that women and their families can start rebuilding their homes and their lives for the future. 

Find out why women are disproportionately affected when disasters strike and meet some of the incredible women we’re helping.

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Get together with your own community to help fundraise for communities all over the world

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Put your passion to work and get involved in a variety of ways

The latest from the field

We believe shelter is a human right. That’s why we will do whatever it takes to help vulnerable and remote communities when disaster or conflict strikes.


ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts.

We provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. We put families first. We’re determined to see a world where no family goes without shelter when disaster strikes – it’s the sole reason we exist.

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