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Emergency Disaster Relief

Right now, more than 88 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.

Man and woman carrying shelter kit after earthquake in Nepal

Our Aid

Men pushing wooden boat with ShelterBoxes in Malawi

How we work

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Our impact

Coronavirus threatens vulnerable families

Coronavirus is affecting all of us in some way, but those living in refugee camps or in makeshift settlements are particularly vulnerable.

Imagine being seriously ill with no roof over your head. Millions of people around the world have had resources stripped from them and have no way of protecting themselves and their children. And they have no access to healthcare.

The need for humanitarian support is greater than ever for families already living in inhumane conditions. That is why we’re working around the clock with our trusted partners all over the world to get emergency shelter and essential aid items to families who need it now, more urgently than ever.

Where we’re working

Girl stands alone in refugee camp Syria

More ways to get involved

Fundraise for us

By going the extra mile and organising an event to raise funds for ShelterBox, you’re helping us reach disaster-affected families all around the world.

ShelterBox Book Club

Join a unique community of over 1,000 book lovers today and help disaster-hit families with every book you read.

Volunteering at ShelterBox

Every volunteer is instrumental in providing shelter to families after disaster, wherever they are in the world. Find out about them and how you can get involved here.


Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world. See where we’re working right now.


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.


Where we are working

Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines

In early December 2019 Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Tisoy, devastated areas in the Philippines. See how we’re helping.

Flooding in Bangladesh

Severe monsoon flooding since July 2019 has left families homeless in Bangladesh. Find out more about the situation and how we’ve responded.

Conflict in Ethiopia

See how we’ve helped people who have fled conflict and flooding in Ethiopia.

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.

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 and Niger.

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.