CREATING STRONG FOUNDATIONS
Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for peace.
When natural disasters and conflicts rob people of their homes, we can’t wave a magic wand to replace what was lost, but we can help create something new. We can provide people with the tools to start the process of their own recovery.
Your support provides shelter that protects families from burning heat, bitter cold, dangerous animals and disease, and so much more. A shelter creates a space where families can have privacy from the rest of the world, where they can feel safety and security in being together.
When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. It doesn’t just give people space to heal from physical and emotional trauma, but it gives them roots, roots that go far deeper than a simple tent peg.
Take a look at some of the people your support has helped below.
Your impact in 2018
In 2018 alone, you've made a huge impact.
Your amazing support has helped over 210,000 people all over the world, who've been affected by conflicts and natural disasters.
That's over 40,000 families in total supported with emergency shelter aid and essential household items.
With your ongoing support, we'll continue to fight for a world where no family goes without shelter.
Families you are helping
Running away from the conflict in Syria
Mohammed had to flee the devastating conflict in Syria to protect his children.
Rebuilding after the earthquakes
See how Erti is recovering after the devastating earthquakes that hit Indonesia.
A safe space in Chad
Abdou's family fled when Boko Haram attacked their village. Read his story of recovery.
Rebuilding after Hurricane Maria
See how Ella managed to rebuild and improve her family's livelihood after Hurricane Maria.
Swept away in the Philippines
Lily was swept away by powerful floods. This is her incredible story of recovery.
Recovery in Dominica
How 81-year-old Simon started rebuilding his life with the help of ShelterBox after Hurricane Maria.
You can make an impact
You can help rebuild homes and transform lives