Coronavirus Appeal

Donate now to save lives

The spread of the virus is speeding up globally. Help us provide shelter kits, hand soap and vital aid.

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.

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

Seen us on TV?

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Coronavirus is making life more dangerous than ever for families who lose their homes during disasters.

In the world’s poorest countries, coronavirus is just getting started.

Just £40 could provide 10 families with supplies of soap and hand basins to help keep them safe.

Please help save lives and give today.

Donate now

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.

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.

20 years of ShelterBox

ShelterBox first started as a Millenium project by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall in 2000. 

Since then, it has grown to be an international disaster relief charity, providing emergency shelter in some of the most hard-to-reach places in the world.

In the last 20 years, we have supported 1.5 million people in nearly 100 countries, and we haven’t stopped.

In 2020, coronavirus has made us adapt how we work to reach even more vulnerable families. With your support, we can do more.

Discover more about our history, the places we’ve responded to, and meet some of the families we’ve helped.

Explore more

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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 have supported 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.

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.