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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 are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you?

How we work

Reaching the most remote communities

Our Impact

Read about how ShelterBox is providing the tools to help families start the process of their own recovery.


Rahma from Somaliland
14-year-old Rahma from Somaliland uses her solar light to study in the evening when it gets dark. Her favourite subject is English.

Disaster can rob families of everything. But with the right materials at the right time, families find ingenious ways to rebuild their lives. 

Take Margaretha, who turned her ShelterBox into a crib for her newborn baby. Or Rahma, who is using her solar lights to further her education. 

From harvest tools to sledges, storage boxes to lion scarers, we've lost count of the number of inventive ways families are using our aid. 

See how you can help to provide the equipment that gives families a lifeline. 

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Join an event

Ready for a challenge?

Go the extra mile for ShelterBox by taking on a walking, running or cycling challenge

Do your own thing

Want to create an event?

Get together with your own community to help fundraise for communities all over the world

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Put your passion to work and get involved in a variety of ways

The latest from the field

We believe shelter is a human right. That’s why we will do whatever it takes to help vulnerable and remote communities when disaster or conflict strikes.


ShelterBox is made up of people who believe in shelter as a human right – that shelter from the chaos of disaster and conflict is vital. No ifs. No buts.

We provide the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives. We put families first. We’re determined to see a world where no family goes without shelter when disaster strikes – it’s the sole reason we exist.

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