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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

Kunyumba: Home


Girls in Malawi

Six months ago, the community of Mwalija in Malawi was disrupted by what is believed to be the worst disaster in the southern hemisphere.

Cyclone Idai wrecked homes and devastated livelihoods. It pushed the whole community of Mwalija out of their homes, in search for higher, safer ground.

This is a story of recovery. Having lost everything after Cyclone Idai, Stephano and Mary were determined to rebuild their livelihoods, together with the rest of the community.

Watch how they started rebuilding their lives.

Watch the story

Fundraise for us

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

Visit us

Step in to the world of disaster response at our Disaster Relief Visitor Centre where you’ll find out what it takes to respond to disasters around the world.

Volunteer with us

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.

The latest from the field

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

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

we need you!


We have launched The Great Supporter Survey to find out more about you, how you support us and what you value. 

Your opinion matters to us, which is why we would love to hear more about you, how you support us and what you value. 

Your answers will help to make our work more effective so we can help more families after disaster.

Please take 15 minutes today and help change lives. 

As a thank you for your time in completing the survey, our survey partners Critical Research are giving you the chance to win a great cash prize. Learn more about the survey.

Take our survey

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 Paraguay

We're supporting families in Paraguay after months of torrential rain have forced communities out of their homes.

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 situation in Ethiopia

People are fleeing conflict and flooding in Ethiopia. See how we're helping.