Emergency Shelter Saves Lives

In the face of the coronavirus crisis, shelter means more than ever

During this new humanitarian disaster, the importance of shelter has never been clearer.

The virus is a deadly risk for vulnerable families who have lost their homes. The impact in crowded camps and makeshift settlements in places like Syria, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso could be devastating.

But emergency shelter can save lives by slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Watch the video to learn more.

Shelter can help slow the spread of coronavirus

You can give people shelter by supporting ShelterBox today

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Pictures from the frontline

See how we’re working with local partners to get shelter to the families who need it most