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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. Do you? 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.

INNOVATION HELPS FAMILIES SURVIVE


Rahma from Somaliland
14-year-old Rahma from Somaliland uses her solar light to study in the evening when it gets dark. Her favourite subject is English.

Disaster can rob families of everything. But with the right materials at the right time, families find ingenious ways to rebuild their lives. 

Take Margaretha, who turned her ShelterBox into a crib for her newborn baby. Or Rahma, who is using her solar lights to further her education. 

From harvest tools to sledges, storage boxes to lion scarers, we've lost count of the number of inventive ways families are using our aid. 

See how you can help to provide the equipment that gives families a lifeline. 

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Fundraise for us

Feeling inspired?

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.

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Be part of the action

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

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.

RECOVERY STARTS WITH SHELTER


Our vision is that we want 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