Where we're working

Get the latest updates from the field and discover where we’re supporting communities around the world in the aftermath of natural disaster and conflict.

Syria - Ongoing conflict


Politics has failed the people of Syria. It has left them trapped and repeatedly uprooted by violence, targeted where they should feel safe.

Since December, over 900,000 people have fled the violence in Idlib province. Airstrikes and ground attacks have hounded them into smaller and smaller areas of safety. Even hospitals and displacement camps have been hit.

Together with our trusted partners, ReliefAid, we’re providing families with tarpaulins and rope to reinforce their tents, plus mattresses, carpets and thermal blankets, kitchen sets and solar lights to help make the cold winter more bearable.

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Girl stands alone in refugee camp Syria

Malawi - flooding


Communities in southern Malawi have been experiencing damaging flooding caused by torrential rains during January.

Nearly 2,500 families have been affected, with some of them staying at temporary displacement camps with little privacy.

Right now, a ShelterBox team is in Malawi, working to understand the extent of the damage and speaking to the affected communities to identify the need for shelter.

We will be working again with our partners Habitat for Humanity Malawi as well as our local Rotary contacts.

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people putting shelterboxes on boats
Image: Malawi, 2015.

The Philippines - Typhoon Kammuri


People standing amongst debris

In early December 2019 Typhoon Kammuri, known locally as Typhoon Tisoy, hit land four times in the Philippines. Communities were severely affected across Northern Samar.

Coastal communities were hit the most. Beaches were covered in the debris of destroyed homes. Electricity was wiped out, roads were washed away and scores of fishing boats, the main source of livelihoods, were smashed apart.

Working through our Philippines office, we supported over 2,500 families who saw their homes wash out to sea.

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Somaliland - Drought


Nimo - Somaliland
'We used to have so many goats, but they have almost all died and there is no more pasture for those that are left' - Nimo

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.

We have worked closely with our partner ActionAid to support families affected by the severe drought, with essential items like tarpaulins and rope.

We have supported nearly 4,500 families so far, but our work in Somaliland is far from over. We’re already planning the next project with our partners in the country.

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Lake Chad Basin - The forgotten crisis


Since 2009, Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in Northern Nigeria. The violence has since spread to the neighbouring regions of NigerChad and Cameroon.

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, we have recently completed a project through our partners, which supported over 1,000 families with tents, shelter kits and other essential aid items. In Nigeria, we have worked our partner ACTED to support internally displaced families.

Learn more about the ‘Forgotten Crisis’ and see how we’re supporting families.

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Nigeria

The conflict in Nigeria has been going on since 2009. Find out how we’re helping families to recover.

Cameroon

We’re working in Cameroon, where thousands of families have fled conflict and are now living in Minawao Camp.

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 help of our partner, we have supported over 4,500 families in total so far. Distributions for our latest project are complete, but we are currently planning the next project.

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Aid distributions in Ethiopia

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Flooding in Bangladesh

Severe monsoon flooding since July 2019 has left families homeless in Bangladesh. Find out more about the situation and how we’ve responded.

Paraguay flooding

Families in Paraguay’s capital city, Asuncion, were affected by severe flooding. Find out how we’ve helped.

Mindanao Philippines earthquakes

A series of powerful earthquakes struck Mindanao island in the Philippines in 2019. See how we’ve responded.

Cyclone Idai in Malawi

Find out what happened in Malawi after Cyclone Idai and how we supported families to recover.

The conflict in Iraq

Learn what happened in Iraq, key facts and numbers about the Iraq conflict, and how ShelterBox has responded.

Niger

Niger is facing five major crises right now. Find out how we’re responding.