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Syria - Ongoing conflict
The conflict in Syria is now in its ninth year. The brutal civil war has caused millions of people to flee their homes.
Working through our partner ReliefAid, we're supporting families from Idlib, where recent airstrikes have caused a sharp increase in people leaving their homes. Families have received tarpaulins, blankets, mosquito nets, solar lights and other essential aid items.
Elsewhere, distributions are ongoing through our partners Hand in Hand, Bahar, and Relief Aid. Families are being supported with tents, ShelterKits and other essential aid items.
Working through local partners, we have supported over 50,000 families affected by the conflict in Syria and Iraq. This makes it the largest, most sustained response in our history.
Paraguay - Flooding
Months of torrential rain have caused severe flooding in the capital of Paraguay, forcing entire communities to move to higher grounds to survive.
The unusually heavy rain has been linked to the climate pattern El Niño, displacing nearly 20,000 families who urgently need shelter and essential aid.
We have a team on the ground, working with partners and local authorities to provide vital aid to families who’ve lost their homes.
The floodwater is not expected to recede anytime soon, so families may not be able to get back to their homes until the end of the year.
Lake Chad Basin - The forgotten Crisis
Around 10.7 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of relief assistance. 2.4 million people are estimated to have been displaced and perpetual insecurity continues to drive displacement. In Cameroon, a new project will be supporting families with tents, ShelterKits and other essential aid items.
Learn more about the 'Forgotten Crisis' and see how we're supporting families.
Somaliland - Drought
Severe drought in Somaliland has affected an estimated 766,000 people since November 2016.
Over the last three years the drought has killed up to 80% of the region’s livestock. This has had a devastating effect for thousands of families who rely on livestock farming, forcing them to flee their homes in search of better grazing land.
As the drought continues, we are working closely with our partner ActionAid to support families with essential items like tarpaulins and rope.
We have supported over 3,000 families so far. But our work is far from complete, with our fourth project currently underway.
Ethiopia - Conflict and Flooding
In Ethiopia, severe flooding and conflict have forced people to leave their homes.
Nearly one million people have been forced to flee because of violent conflicts in the Guji-Gedo zone since April 2018.
Severe flooding has also left thousands of families without homes. These rains have continued, triggering recurrent flooding and landslides.
With the support of our partner, we have supported over 3,000 families in total so far.
Iraq - After the relief of Mosul
On 10 July 2017, the Iraqi government declared that Mosul had finally been liberated after three years of Islamic State control. However, the humanitarian situation is still dire in Iraq and the need for ShelterBox aid is as prevalent as ever.
People are slowly returning to Mosul, but there is still a huge need for aid in and around the city, and a massive displacement of civilians throughout the whole country.
We have previously supported over 8,000 families in the country. With the help of our partner in Iraq, we've recently completed distributions in northern Iraq, providing essential aid to over 500 families.