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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 want to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster. Find out more about us.

How we work

Supporting families to rebuild their lives

Our Impact

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

Fundraise for us

Help ShelterBox by organising your own event to raise money. Stuck for ideas? We've got plenty to get you started.

ShelterBox Book Club

Join a unique community of book lovers today and help disaster-hit families with every book you read.

Volunteering Opportunities

We always need help raising funds so that we can deliver life-changing aid to more people, and there are so many creative ways to do it.

Crisis in Syria


Recent airstrikes in Idlib, Syria are forcing thousands of families to flee unimaginable danger.  

We've recently supported families who have been forced from their homes in villages and towns across the Idlib province through our local partner, ReliefAid.

Families fleeing the unimaginable danger have been supported with tarpaulins and rope, mats, mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, solar lights, kitchen sets and water carriers.

There are tens of thousands of families in urgent need of emergency shelter – with your support, we can help even more.

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The latest from the field

Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world.

RECOVERY STARTS WITH SHELTER


Our vision is to see a world where no family is without shelter after disaster.

Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives. 

Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover.

Our response teams can travel by boat, helicopter or tuk-tuk to get to the families who need your support - whatever it takes to get to the people who have lost their homes to disaster.

Find out more about us

Where we are working


The Conflict in Syria

Working through our in-country partners, we have supported 50,000 families affected by the conflict in Syria and Iraq since 2012.

Flooding in Malawi

In Malawi, families affected by the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai have received tools and materials to start rebuilding their lives.

Lake Chad Basin Crisis

We're providing shelter and essential aid items to families affected by the the Lake Chad Basin crisis in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

Drought in Somaliland

Severe drought in Somaliland has forced thousands of families to leave their homes in search of basic services and alternative livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.

Our work in the Philippines

The Philippines is hit by a series of deadly natural disasters every year. Find out more about how we’ve responded to disasters over the years.

The conflict in Iraq

Since the beginning of the government-led effort to claim back the city of Mosul in 2016, we have provided support to nearly 12,000 families with the help of our partners.