Wednesday 25 March 2015ShelterBox solar light is pitched on US Dragon’s Den
UK based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den.
Tuesday 24 March 2015Rotary Club of Dartmouth tops up a legacy of £28,000 to ShelterBox
There are many ways to donate to ShelterBox, and one is to leave a legacy or gift in your will. That is what former Dartmouth mayor Irene Scawn did, asking the local Rotary Club to hand it on to ShelterBox
Thursday 19 March 2015‘Bursting into tears on seeing total deforestation’ – First reactions as ShelterBox response team arrives in Vanuatu
Disaster relief charity ShelterBox now has its first team in Vanuatu as civilian flights begin arriving. With aid en route, Ross Mackenzie and Peter Pearce are discussing arrangements with distribution partners. But their initial reaction to Cyclone Pam’s aftermath is one of shock.
Wednesday 18 March 2015How do we reduce the risk of disaster? As a world conference ends, UK Disaster relief CEO says aid agencies have a ‘moral responsibility’ to think beyond rescue
In Japan a four day United Nations conference on disaster risk reduction ends today. Alison Wallace, whose UK charity ShelterBox has risk assessment in its DNA, discusses how relief agencies might help mitigate catastrophes.
Sunday 15 March 2015Quarter of a million could be homeless across Vanuatu after ‘monster’ cyclone – ShelterBox mobilising 1,000 kits to help rebuild
UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is mobilising aid and a response team as the Pacific paradise of Vanuatu counts the awful cost of Cyclone Pam
Saturday 14 March 2015Cyclone Pam: UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox arranging aid and sending a team into Vanuatu, responding to ‘one of the worst disasters in Pacific history.’
Cyclone Pam, with winds of up to 170 mph, has devastated the south Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu. Cornwall-based ShelterBox is mobilising a response team, and already has aid in the region.
Thursday 12 March 2015On Comic Relief Day, ShelterBox brings you Africa as it is right now
Tomorrow Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day will raise tens of millions of pounds for long term African projects. UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox brings into sharp focus the reality of life right now in Africa’s flood zones, as families shelter hundreds to a room in churches and schools.
Tuesday 10 March 2015Climate change – the humanitarian perspective. Disaster relief CEO says, ‘While governments discuss the cause, it is agencies like ours that have to deal with the consequences.’
Outgoing Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger is putting the ‘climate change threat to Earth front and centre’ in his remaining time with the newspaper. UK charity CEO Alison Wallace ponders the role of disaster relief and humanitarian agencies, responding to increased flooding and famine while the politicians procrastinate.
Friday 06 March 2015New report on natural hazards shows that ShelterBox ‘has been absolutely right to innovate in the Philippines’
Research released this week shows that, of the ten world cities most exposed the natural hazards, eight are in the Philippines. UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox is reaching the final phase of year-long innovative shelter projects on the islands.
Wednesday 04 March 2015Chilean volcano eruption has calmed for now, but UK disaster relief charity ShelterBox has aid in the region if needed
A volcanic eruption in southern Chile yesterday morning caused the evacuation of 4,000 people from their homes in the popular tourist resort of Pucón. Mount Villarrica is calm for now, but a 10km exclusion zone remains in place, and UK charity ShelterBox stands ready to help