Annual Reports

In 2020, the number of people displaced worldwide reached record levels. Coronavirus created a new threat for vulnerable communities. Together with our incredible partners, volunteers and supporters, we were able to support over 175,000 people in 11 countries.

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.

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



In 2020, coronavirus created an unprecedented humanitarian emergency, bringing even more danger to some of the world’s most vulnerable people. It compounded the effects of extreme weather, geological disasters and conflict for millions – and the vital importance of shelter became even clearer.

Thanks to our network of incredible global supporters, people who lost their homes to disasters received emergency shelter. Items like tents, tools and tarpaulins helped people move out of collective centres where there was a greater risk of spreading the virus. Essential household items help to reduce sharing, supporting social distancing.

With your ongoing support, we’ll continue to fight for a world where no family goes without shelter.
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Annual report 2019

In 2019, the number of people displaced worldwide reached the highest level ever recorded last year, but thanks to the determination of our partners, volunteers and global network of supporters, we were there for 145,000 people in nine countries. – ​view 2019 annual report

Annual report 2018

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

Annual report 2017

Two years into our strategy to transform our charity. 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 2016 annual 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.

Where your money goes

In 2020, we spent £8.3 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.