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Transforming lives after disaster

Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home

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 2019


In 2019, families around the world saw their homes crumble after powerful earthquakes, cyclones and severe floods. Others had to abandon their homes, fleeing from life-threatening conflict. 

But, thanks to our incredible supporters, people who lost their homes to disasters received essential emergency aid.

Items like tools and tarpaulins helped build shelters and bring families together again. Mosquito nets and water filters helped mothers protect their children from vector and water-borne diseases.

With your ongoing support, we'll continue to fight for a world where no family goes without shelter.

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Families you are helping


You can make an impact


You can help rebuild homes and transform lives