The climate crisis is here

And it's destroying homes

As the UK government hosts COP26, join us as we urge our leaders to commit to action against climate change NOW.

Time is running out. Our changing climate is creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter around the world. 

Even if global heating is stabilised at 1.5C increase, we will still see more extreme storms, more devastating floods and scorching droughts (IPCC report). All of these will force millions more people from their homes, and make more places in our world unliveable.

Every day, people are losing their homes to climate-related extreme weather events and conflict. As the UK government hosts COP26 in November, we need to urge world leaders to act right now.

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Our message to COP26 leaders

The climate crisis will destroy a shocking 167 million homes in the next 20 years.  But we can slow the change if we act now.

As the UK government hosts COP26 this year, we urge our leaders to commit to immediate action:

1. Help people right now: Acknowledge that the climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis robbing millions of their homes. We urgently need to provide emergency shelter for those facing these devastating disasters.

2. Help people against future disasters: Commit climate funding to long-term and local projects to help vulnerable communities adapt their homes and lifestyles. Disaster-resilient housing, sustainable livelihoods and improved warning systems can all help people withstand future climate disasters.

3. Work together: The governments of leading economies must work together to ensure climate resilience building is globally prioritised.

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On the frontline of the climate crisis

Sagarika lived with her family in their cherished West Bengal home for 25 years. A home that had managed to withstand the storms common to the region.

But when Cyclone Amphan hit with devastating force, it destroyed their home and their livelihood.

Read Sagarika’s story and discover how ShelterBox helped her family to recover.

How ShelterBox can help

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

Supporting communities who have lost their homes to extreme weather events has been a significant part of our work for the last 20 years.

As the climate crisis continues to destroy homes and livelihoods, we are working to reach some of the world’s most vulnerable people. People who are bearing the brunt of the increase in extreme weather and the ravages of conflict.

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It's vital we act now

Working on the frontline, we can help the most vulnerable families survive in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

That’s why we need your help now. So we can be ready to give people the life-changing support they need, when they need it.

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