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Urgent appeal

ShelterBox items
*This is the average cost of helping a family in need

Right now almost 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict.

That means almost 85 million people without a place to call home; without a hope for the future.

ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and the essentials families need to begin rebuilding their lives after disaster strikes.

Our ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits are an emergency response, a tool, a practical solution and, in the midst of disaster, nothing less than a miracle. Find out more about our aid. 

Please donate today to help us deliver the first glimpse of help and hope to a desperate family.

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Families desperately need your help

Children in Syria and beyond are running for their lives. They’re running through dust and rubble, away from their burnt-out houses, away from fighter jets and bombs raining from the sky.

Right now, we’re helping these terrified children and their families. They’ve lost everything to the conflict in Syria – their homes, their possessions, their old lives.

Families urgently need warmth and protection from the harsh winter season. Tents, tools, blankets, solar lights, pots and pans can all help them survive. 

Find out more about what is happening in Syria and how we're responding here. 


Ahmad and his family were forced to flee their home in a village in northern Syria. They ran away from bombing by planes.

With almost no possessions behind their backs, they found refuge in a neighbouring village. But they were still not safe.

They hid in a forest, taking cover under the trees unable to sleep because of the shelling, rain and cold. 

Eventually, they managed to get to a displacement camp, where they were given essential aid to survive through the ruthless winter.

Families like Ahmad's in Syria and all around the world desperately need your help right now.


Our aid

A selection of the aid we're distributing in Syria

ShelterBox white tent

Tents and ShelterKits

We're supplying ShelterBox tents to shelter families in refugee camps in Syria.

Grey blanket

Thermal blanket

Our blankets provide comfort and warmth to families during the harsh winter.

Solar light LuminAID

Solar lights

Our solar lamps help to create safe environments where people can pick up their usual routines.