Monday 05 October 2015ShelterBox goes to the movies for new Bond film’s Royal premiere
Cornwall’s ShelterBox is honoured to have been chosen as one of three charities to receive funds from this year’s Royal Film Performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 26 October
Wednesday 30 September 2015ShelterBox returns to the roots of the refugee trail with a deployment to Iraq Kurdistan on Syrian border
This week sees UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox back in the Syrian border territories of Iraq Kurdistan, where it helped establish refugee camps up to three years ago. Team leader Sam Hewett and colleague Jack Bailey have only recently returned from providing respite shelter on the Greek islands.
Thursday 17 September 2015ShelterBox has team and aid standing by to respond to Chilean earthquake
UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox is geared up to respond to a powerful earthquake in Chile, South America, where five people are already known to have died and an estimated one million people have been evacuated
Monday 14 September 2015ShelterBox CEO signs letter to Prime Minister calling for UK to ‘take in its fair share of refugees’
On the day that European interior ministers hold an emergency meeting on the refugee crisis, Chief executive of Cornwall-based ShelterBox, Alison Wallace, has joined hundreds of international humanitarian organisations by signing an open letter to David Cameron
Saturday 12 September 2015'12,000 people with 12,000 individual stories' - ShelterBox team reflects on the ‘tolerance and patience’ of refugees, but fears there is no plan for winter
‘A sense of crisis overcome’ for ShelterBox’s team as they head home from a turbulent Greek island that is just a little calmer, for now. But, for the thousands of families without homes, what lies ahead is a continuing march across Europe into the colder months.
Thursday 10 September 2015Children of the long march – ‘Every day we move to a new place, meet new people. They are learning bad habits. Their days have no structure.’
For aid workers this is a different type of beneficiary. Transient. No sooner have you met their immediate needs, met their families, maybe had a brief conversation. Then they are gone, on to the next stage of their journey. What is the effect of this long journey on refugee children?
Tuesday 08 September 2015Lesbos island ‘on the verge of an explosion’ – ShelterBox work disrupted by unrest, as extra staff and ships arrive to tackle refugee registration backlog
As the Greek government and the UN bring in staff and ships to deal with around 25,000 refugees stranded on the island of Lesbos, ShelterBox considers its position amid tensions that Greece’s Immigration Ministry has described as ‘on the verge of an explosion’
Monday 07 September 2015'The current situation is unsustainable'. Tensions, temperatures, and numbers rise on Greek island. UK's ShelterBox is working on both the course, and the source, of the refugee trail
Cornwall’s ShelterBox, active for years across Syria and the Middle East, and now helping to improve conditions in Greek transit camps, has witnessed increasing tensions on the island of Lesbos. It agrees that, to prevent further deaths and misery, a two-speed solution is needed.
Tuesday 01 September 2015ShelterBox CEO – Why we are helping the migrants
In a week that has brought home the horrors of people-trafficking and the dangers for populations on the move, UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox explains why it is reaching out to provide respite as well as rescue
Monday 31 August 2015Seeking shade and sanctuary in Kara Tepe camp on Lesbos – ShelterBox kit originating in Syria arrives on the Greek Islands in the hands of new arrivals
As ShelterBox starts putting up large UN style tents in a camp on Lesbos there is a rush for the shade they provide. Also a surprise for our team as well-travelled ShelterBox kit appears, probably having originated in Syria