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We believe in a world where no family goes without shelter


Building peace, one family at a time

Every minute, more families – just like yours - lose everything in the chaos of conflict. Their homes, their livelihoods, and even family members are brutally snatched away. 

When missiles and mortars leave cities in ruins, when troops storm villages, when families fear for their lives - we believe that shelter can cut through the chaos.

Shelter is more than a roof. It is protection from the cold, the rain, the sun, dangerous animals, disease. It is the foundation for life, for family, for community. It’s a space to feel safe, to have privacy, to heal and start the long road to recovery.

Right now, we're providing aid to families with houses left in tatters by bombs and fighting. We're helping families caught in some of the world’s most extreme conflict zones, including the Syrian conflict and the Lake Chad Basin, and also in some of the world's largest refugee camps like Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh.

Building peace in Syria

Our work keeps families and communities together, increasing feelings of stability and togetherness during a time of unprecedented global conflict and displacement.

We can’t give back what was lost, but we can provide the tools for families and communities to start their own recovery, promoting stability in the face of such huge trauma.

We can give tents, tarpaulins, ropes and nails and other vital tools to rebuild a home. Solar lights so children can see their parents in the dark night and communities can combat isolation at night. Blankets to keep warm; mosquito nets, water filters and containers to protect from disease; cooking pots to provide meals.

All vitally important when suddenly you have nothing and you need to rebuild your home and your place in the world.

Working together to rebuild lives

Our work is based on collaboration and a shared vision.

We work with many global humanitarian aid agencies, including UNHCR, Red Cross, Amnesty International, UNICEF, and Médecins Sans Frontières.

We are Rotary International’s only project partner in disaster relief.

These networks, rooted in communities, help us go the last mile to deliver a diverse range of emergency shelter aid to remote and vulnerable people.

Nobel Peace Prize Nomination


We've had a lot of questions and enthusiasm about the news that ShelterBox has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. We are truly honoured to be able to confirm that this is true.

We'll keep you updated with any further news - the winner is announced in October 2018.

Creating Peaceful Foundations


LAKE CHAD BASIN CRISIS

The forgotten crisis

We've been providing shelter and essential aid items to families affected by the violent conflict caused by the militant extremist group Boko Haram, since 2009.

Rohingya Crisis

Forced to flee

Sectarian violence in Myanmar has forced over half a million Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh. We've been supporting families who are living in makeshift shelters.

After the fall of Mosul

The Nightmare Continues

The city of Mosul, Iraq has been finally liberated after years in the grip of Islamic State, but for many regular people the nightmare goes on.