Annual Reports

In 2018, we went further than ever to reach families who needed emergency shelter. We supported 210,000 people who lost their homes to natural disaster or conflict. 

  • That’s over 30,000 families supported with emergency shelter aid and other essential items
  • …and a further 12,000 families supported with essential household items.

We can’t replace what is lost, but emergency shelter can give families some sense of normality – it is a place to call home, the space to begin to recover.

The need is sharper than ever. In our 2018 report Recovery Begins with Shelter, we found that just one in five families worldwide receive the emergency shelter they need after disaster. That need has set us on an ambitious path to support more families every year.

We put families first. We are focused. We go further. We are global. We are ShelterBox. 



In 2019, families around the world saw their homes crumble after powerful earthquakes, cyclones and severe floods. Others had to abandon their homes, fleeing from life-threatening conflict. 

But, thanks to our incredible supporters, people who lost their homes to disasters received essential emergency aid.

Items like tools and tarpaulins helped build shelters and bring families together again. Mosquito nets and water filters helped mothers protect their children from vector and water-borne diseases.

With your ongoing support, we’ll continue to fight for a world where no family goes without shelter.

Find out more in the video.


Annual report 2017

Two years into our strategy to transform our charity and help one million people a year. It’s an ambitious number. We have a robust plan in place. And we’re making progress. – ​view 2017 annual report

Annual report 2016

2016 marked the start of a new strategy to grow our charity and reach even more vulnerable families. – view report

Annual report 2015

In 2015, we supported almost 30,000 families in situations as varied as Nepal, Syria and Vanuatu – view report

Annual report 2014

2014 was dominated by our response to Typhoon Haiyan, but we also helped communities after 27 other disasters – view report

FIND OUT MORE about us

About us

We provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.

How we spend your money

In 2018, we spent £11 million supporting disaster-hit families in their recovery with essential items like tents, tarpaulins, toolkits, solar lights, water filters and carriers, blankets, cooking sets and mosquito nets.

Meet the team

Our executive team and trustees share our determination for making our vision, to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster, happen.