Super Cyclone Amphan

Vulnerable people in India and Bangladesh are fleeing the cyclone, only to face the deadly risk of coronavirus. Without urgent action, lives could be lost on a huge scale.

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.

Our Coronavirus Response

As coronavirus spreads, shelter saves lives

Discover how we are working to help people protect themselves in dangerously crowded camps and disaster zones.

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: 'It's not over until it's over everywhere'

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

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.

Our CEO Sanj Srikanthan explains just how vital emergency shelter aid will be for families around the world during this global pandemic.

Read more

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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.

The ShelterMaker Challenge

Need something constructive to do? Encourage the mini monsters in your life to become ShelterMakers. All you need to do is work together to build the perfect den and share it.


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

Flooding in Tanzania

Flash flooding has left families homeless, as they struggle to protect themselves from coronavirus

Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines

We’re supporting families who lost their homes and have been left vulnerable to coronavirus

Conflict in Burkina Faso

We’re working with our partner HELP to support vulnerable communities affected by conflict.

Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu

In April 2020, Category 5 Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu. See how we’re responding.

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.