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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.

How we work

Supporting families to rebuild their lives

Shine for ShelterBox

Host a Shine for ShelterBox dinner and fundraise to support families after disaster with solar lights, emergency shelter and other essential items.

Whether you love to get together with friends, your community or already have a dinner planned, it couldn’t be easier to make a difference. All you need to do is:

  • Request your Shine for ShelterBox pack.
  • Invite family and friends for dinner.
  • Collect donations for ShelterBox.  

Every penny will help us provide essential aid itemsWill you host a dinner to raise funds for families affected by disaster? 

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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.


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

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.

Monsoon flooding in Bangladesh

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding in the low-lying areas of Bangladesh leaving one-third of the country underwater. Read more about the situation and how we're responding.

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.