Give a home for Christmas

As we approach Christmas, typhoon season is in full swing. Three catastrophic typhoons have hit the Philippines since 23 October, and more could strike at any minute.

You can make sure families have a home this Christmas, in the Philippines or wherever the need is greatest.

Emergency Disaster Relief

Right now, more than 104 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.

The Importance of Home

This year our home feels more important than ever. But what if you didn’t have a home to shelter in this Christmas?

Man and woman carrying shelter kit after earthquake in Nepal

Our Aid

Men pushing wooden boat with ShelterBoxes in Malawi

How we work

woman smiling and carrying a box on her right shoulder

Our impact

A record-breaking storm season

2020 has been a year like no other. Whilst coronavirus gets a hold of the world, an extremely active hurricane and typhoon season are ongoing. 

The Philippines has been hit by six named storms in just three weeks, including Super Typhoon Goni and Typhoon Vamco. And on the other side of the globe another life-threatening storm, Hurricane Eta, slammed into Central America – only to be followed by Hurricane Iota just two weeks later.

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been the most active on record.

Find out how we’re responding in Honduras after the devastating hurricanes Eta and Iota.

Learn more

Hurricane Laura satellite image from NASA

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 2,000 members. With every book you read you’ll be helping disaster-hit families around the world.

20 for 20 Challenge

Sign up to run, swim, walk or cycle 20 miles at your own pace to celebrate 20 years of ShelterBox. Suitable for all abilities!


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

Hurricane Eta and Iota

Two ferocious hurricanes have slammed into Central America. Read more about the disasters and how we’re helping.

Typhoon Goni and Vamco

Super Typhoon Goni is the strongest storm of 2020. Read more about the disaster and how we’re helping

Conflict in Burkina Faso

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

Conflict in Ethiopia

Read about the ongoing conflict in Tigray and find out how we’re helping.

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.