Annual Reports

In 2021, the number of people displaced worldwide reached record levels. Coronavirus was an additional threat for vulnerable communities. Together with our incredible partners, volunteers and supporters, we were able to support 143,000 people in 11 countries.

We can’t replace what is lost, but emergency shelter can give families some sense of normality – it is a place to call home, the space to begin to recover.

We put families first. We are focused. We go further. We are global. We are ShelterBox.



Throughout 2021, the global pandemic still dominated our lives. Coronavirus continued to spread, threatening vulnerable people who lost their homes to disaster.

Global travel restrictions were still in place. In addition to this, a shortage of shipping containers worldwide made the transportation of our aid even trickier.

Despite the challenges, your support helped us reach 143,000 people, supporting communities across 11 countries.

We couldn’t have done it without you – our amazing supporters.


Annual report 2020

2020 was a tough year for everyone, especially for vulnerable communities dealing with disaster and conflict. In 2020, thanks to our partners, volunteers and global network of supporters, we supported 175,000 people in eleven countries. – ​view 2020 annual report

Annual report 2019

In 2019, the number of people displaced worldwide reached the highest level ever recorded last year, but thanks to the determination of our partners, volunteers and global network of supporters, we were there for 145,000 people in nine countries. – ​view 2019 annual report

Annual report 2018

In 2018, we went further than ever to reach families who needed emergency shelter. We supported 210,000 people who lost their homes to disaster or conflict. – ​view 2018 annual report

Annual report 2017

Two years into our strategy to transform our charity. We have a robust plan in place. And we’re making progress. – ​view 2017 annual report

Annual report 2016

2016 marked the start of a new strategy to grow our charity and reach even more vulnerable families. – view 2016 annual report

Annual report 2015

In 2015, we supported almost 30,000 families in situations as varied as Nepal, Syria and Vanuatu – view report

Annual report 2014

2014 was dominated by our response to Typhoon Haiyan, but we also helped communities after 27 other disasters – view report

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About us

We provide emergency shelter to families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.

Where your money goes

In 2020, we spent £8.3 million supporting disaster-hit families in their recovery with essential items like tents, tarpaulins, toolkits, solar lights, water filters and carriers, blankets, cooking sets and mosquito nets.

Meet the team

Our executive team and trustees share our determination for making our vision, to see a world where no family is left without shelter after disaster, happen.