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Bringing warmth to the North Korean winter – ShelterBox ‘tents with chimneys’ given to families in DPRK

Friday 26 June 2015

Bringing warmth to the North Korean winter – ShelterBox ‘tents with chimneys’ given to families in DPRK

The rural farming communities of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea constantly endure extremes of climate. Currently in the grip of the worst drought for a century, ShelterBox has been helping them to prepare for the harsh winter ahead with new stove-friendly tents

Sniffer dogs searching for survivors - ShelterBox staff train with international experts in earthquake search and rescue

Wednesday 24 June 2015

Sniffer dogs searching for survivors - ShelterBox staff train with international experts in earthquake search and rescue

ShelterBox staff and volunteers sometimes find themselves in the right place at the wrong time, witnessing a disaster first hand - as in Nepal when the second quake struck on 12 May. Now they have trained with search and rescue experts to be better prepared when the worst happens  

Devon Doctors support ShelterBox’s work in Nepal

Friday 19 June 2015

Devon Doctors support ShelterBox’s work in Nepal

The Rotary Club of Ivybridge through its international committee has set a target of raising over £12,000 in support of ShelterBox’s work, particularly in Nepal. Collections have been made at a local supermarket, and at individual companies, but these have been greatly enhanced by support from Devon Doctors, the out-of-hours GP service for Devon.

Everest evening raises £12,500 for ShelterBox’s work in Nepal

Monday 15 June 2015

Everest evening raises £12,500 for ShelterBox’s work in Nepal

The people of Tywardreath were the ‘height’ of generosity, as a special Everest evening organized by world-renowned artist Tony Foster and his Tywardreath friends raised £12,500 for survivors of the Nepal quakes

ShelterBox joins Rotary International at Brazil convention

Saturday 06 June 2015

ShelterBox joins Rotary International at Brazil convention

When it comes to humanitarian relief, both Rotary and ShelterBox are major players on the world stage. Appropriately they are sharing space in the ‘house of friendship’ at Rotary International’s major convention in São Paulo, Brazil.

One person in every seven on this planet is a migrant. On World Environment Day, disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the global effect of populations constantly on the move

Friday 05 June 2015

One person in every seven on this planet is a migrant. On World Environment Day, disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the global effect of populations constantly on the move

One seventh of the human population is now forced from their homelands. This modern phenomenon is driven by many factors, but increasingly migration is about the search for food and livelihoods, or natural disasters triggered by increasingly violent climates.

SchoolBoxes distributed to orphanages in earthquake-stricken Kathmandu

Thursday 04 June 2015

SchoolBoxes distributed to orphanages in earthquake-stricken Kathmandu

Disaster relief charity ShelterBox has now used the full range of its aid in its Nepal earthquake response – ShelterBox tents as medical facilities, Shelter Kits to get aid swiftly to mountain villages, and now SchoolBoxes to bring some sense of recovery and normality to children in Kathmandu.

ShelterBox has helped in the making of a Hollywood blockbuster – in cinemas as its response teams face the reality of Nepal 

Sunday 24 May 2015

ShelterBox has helped in the making of a Hollywood blockbuster – in cinemas as its response teams face the reality of Nepal 

Next week the release of a $100 million Hollywood 3D movie about a devastating earthquake on the west coast of the USA comes as Nepal still reels from massive seismic shocks. And disaster relief charity ShelterBox has a connection with both. 

‘More often than not I have been awoken by villagers running out and screaming rather than by the tremor itself’ – An eyewitness account of what it feels like when you can’t trust the ground you stand on

Sunday 24 May 2015

‘More often than not I have been awoken by villagers running out and screaming rather than by the tremor itself’ – An eyewitness account of what it feels like when you can’t trust the ground you stand on

ShelterBox volunteer Becky Maynard flew to Nepal within days of the first quake on 25 April. Now, almost a month later, she is still disquieted by life in a country that dares not sleep, where every moment you may have to run from falling masonry.

Poingnancy and perseverance – every villager in the mountain community of Pipildanda now has ShelterBox aid

Friday 22 May 2015

Poingnancy and perseverance – every villager in the mountain community of Pipildanda now has ShelterBox aid

Every Nepali mountain village that ShelterBox reaches brings its own challenges, and its own heartbreaking stories. One of our response volunteers meets Rom, who tells of the aftermath of the first earthquake.