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How are we helping?

With the support of our partner, IOM (the International Organization for Migration), we have provided aid in West Guji, helping over 4,500 families so far.

Vital aid like tarpaulins, ropes, blankets, water carriers, sleeping mats and kitchen sets can help families in this difficult time. 

We've also provided training to our partners to help communities make the most of the items they have received and to evaluate how effective our aid as been in meeting their needs. 

Through our most recent project which is now complete, we provided essential aid like tarpaulins and rope, blankets and sleeping mats, water carriers, kitchen sets and mosquito nets to over 1,000 families.

Our work in Ethiopia is far from over; we're currently planning a new project to support even more families affected by conlfict in Ethiopia.

Providing training

Alongside our physical aid items, we have distributed Information, Education and Communication (or IEC) materials.

IEC materials use images to communicate key messages about aid items. Pictures ensure that people who may not be able to read can still benefit from the materials.

In addition to our training sessions, the IEC materials have been used to share important messages about  how to use our tarpaulins, rope, mosquito nets and water carriers.

For example, our tarpaulins can be split along a seam to provide two narrower tarpaulins, and they have black reinforced bands that should be used for fixings.

For water carriers, the IEC encourages people to use wells to collect their drinking water, instead of other more dangerous water sources.

Disasters don't stop

Our work will never stop until we see a world where no family is left without shelter in the face of a devastating natural disaster or conflict.

Have a look at some of the other countries in the world where families received ShelterBox shelter and essential aid.