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6 forgotten crises that need your attention in 2023

by Shauntae Manders 12/01/2023

In 2023, let’s give all crises the attention they deserve. Here are 6 forgotten crises that you need to know about.

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Last-minute Christmas Gift Guide 2022 – ShelterBox

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 08/12/2022

From virtual gifts to ShelterBox Book Club membership, get inspiration for Christmas gifts that give back, helping families with shelter and warmth after disaster.

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A chance to say thank you and build engagement

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 06/12/2022

We’re gearing up for Thank You Day – an annual tradition to personally thank many of our supporters. See why everyone in the organisation takes the time to phone and personally thank our supporters.

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What would you take? Meet the people behind our Ukraine film

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 16/11/2022

Discover the true stories of the Ukrainians featured in the film and go behind the scenes to meet the ‘rockstar poet’, the British-Ukrainian actor, and the translator from Cornwall who worked on the film.

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COP27: The climate crisis needs our anger – but it also needs our hope 

by Sanj Srikanthan, ShelterBox CEO 06/11/2022

COP27 conference: Our CEO Sanj Srikanthan reflects on the urgent message we’re sending to global leaders.

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The power of a Gift in your Will

by Digital Team 12/10/2022

Gifts in Wills are incredibly important to charities. Learn how to leave a gift in your Will and everything you need to know before deciding.

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Rotary and Book Club Member Q&A

by Catherine Thornhill, ShelterBox Book Club Head BookWorm 28/09/2022

Read an Q&A from a Brian Stewart a committed Rotarian, brilliant ShelterBox Book Club member and published author!

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Drought Crisis in East Africa

by Stephanie Christensen 12/09/2022

The Horn of Africa is experiencing the worst drought in over 40 years. Learn more about this crisis and how shelter can make an impact.

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World Humanitarian Day 2022

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 16/08/2022

Discover everything you need to know about World Humanitarian Day and meet four real-life humanitarians.

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Evolution of our solar light

by Digital Team 25/07/2022

Read how we listened to communities to adapt our solar lights.

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Six summer reads from ShelterBox Book Club

by John Stanbury, Public Fundraising Assistant 24/07/2022

Have a look at these 6 summer reads picked exclusively by ShelterBox Book Club.

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The plastic problem: our commitment to do better

by Digital Team 30/06/2022

Plastic pollution is a global problem. Read more about it and see how ShelterBox is committed to reducing unnecessary single-use plastic from our aid packaging.

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Q&A with Durian Sukegawa – Author of Sweet Bean Paste

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 13/06/2022

In spring 2022, the members of the ShelterBox Book Club read ‘Sweet Bean Paste’ by Durian Sukegawa. We compiled questions from our members for Durian, take a look at his written answers.

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month – 8 steps to being a better ally

by Digital Team 06/06/2022

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is here. Learn how to be a better ally to the LGBTQ+ community and challenge the norms.

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Extreme storms: 3 stories of survival you should read

by Digital Team 23/05/2022

Climate change is making extreme storms even more devastating. Read 3 stories of survival after extreme storms in Vanuatu and Malawi.

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Preparing for another active Hurricane season

by Digital Team 17/05/2022

The 2022 Atlantic Basin hurricane season is more active than usual, with more powerful named storms than average since the start of the season. Read how we’re preparing.

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5 Inspiring fundraising stories we love

by Digital Team 08/05/2022

From physical challenges to camping in the freezing cold, here are some of our favourite fundraising stories.

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How we reached 100,000 people in the Philippines after Typhoon Rai

by Digital Team 14/04/2022

See how we worked with partners to reach 20,000 families after Typhoon Rai.

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How to help people affected by the Ukraine crisis

by Digital Team 27/03/2022

Read how you can help people affected by the Ukraine crisis.

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7 things you need to know about the Syrian conflict

by Digital Team 15/03/2022

In March 2011, peaceful protests in Syria escalated into brutal conflict that’s still ongoing. Read 7 facts about the conflict in Syria.

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5 Things you should know about the latest IPCC report

by Digital Team 07/03/2022

The latest IPCC Report on climate change is out. Read 5 of the main findings of this report and why our work is important in the fight against climate change.

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What are climate-related disasters?

by Digital Team 16/02/2022

Our changing climate is making large weather events like droughts and hurricanes worse. Learn more about climate-related disasters.

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What is Lent and why do people give things up? 5 things you should know about Lent 2022

by Hollie Clements, Community Fundraising Officer 20/01/2022

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2021 Haiti Earthquake: How we reached families affected the most

by Digital Team 14/01/2022

See how ShelterBox worked with partners to respond to the 2021 Haiti earthquake, despite the challenges.

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How to beat the winter blues: 4 easy ways

by Digital Team 23/12/2021

As the temperatures drop and the days remain short, it’s not uncommon for many of us to be feeling a little blue. Here are four easy ways to beat the winter blues and start looking forward to Spring.

A girl smiling through a tent in Syria

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The importance of home

by Professor Paul Howard-Jones 07/12/2021

Child psychologist Paul Howard-Jones reflects on the importance of a safe and stable home on a child’s development.

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The ethical Christmas gift guide 2021

by Digital Team 18/11/2021

The ultimate Christmas gift guide from ShelterBox will inspire you to choose the best unique, ethical, and fun gifts for the whole family. Have a look at our top 2021 Christmas gift ideas below and happy shopping!

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We Have the Climate Science: Now Stories Must Take Centre Stage

by Catherine Thornhill, ShelterBox Book Club Head BookWorm 15/11/2021

Storytelling inspires change. See why ShelterBox Book Club has published Tamesis Street: an all-star story of a climate crisis.

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Black History Month 2021 – The story of Joseph Antonio Emidy

by Digital Team 25/10/2021

Learn what Black History Month is and read the story of Joseph Antonio Emidy.

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A forgotten crisis: Five things you need to know about the Tigray conflict

by Digital Team 26/08/2021

Learn about the devastating humanitarian crisis unfolding in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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Stronger Together: How we worked with partners to respond in Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota

by Céline Chhea, Operations Coordinator 20/08/2021

Read how we worked with Rotary and Habitat for Humanity to support families in Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

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Interview with Domi, ShelterBox Operations Philippines

by Digital Team 08/07/2021

We spoke to Domi, the warehouse and logistics supervisor at the ShelterBox Operations Philippines office. Read on to hear about his journey with ShelterBox, what his job involves, and his message to ShelterBox supporters.

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The G7 comes to Cornwall – what will be on the table?

by Sanj Srikanthan, ShelterBox CEO 02/06/2021

The G7 summit of 2021 is taking place on our home turf in Cornwall. Read why it’s important for us and the communities affected by climate change.

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7 simple ways to lead a sustainable life

by Digital Team 06/05/2021

Small, everyday changes to our daily life can have a positive impact on the fight against climate change. Here are 7 simple ways to be more sustainable.

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One Year on: How Coronavirus Has Affected Our Work

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 24/03/2021

See how coronavirus has changed our work, and what the impact has been for families who have been displaced by disaster.

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Remote training: how we’re training teams and communities during coronavirus

by Mark Boeck, Training Officer 14/02/2021

Delivering training is crucial for the success of our projects. See how we’ve conducted remote training this year despite the challenges posed by coronavirus.

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4 Reasons why you should take part in Give a Tent for Lent

by Digital Team 01/02/2021

This Lent, give something up for charity and raise vital funds for disaster-affected families. Take part in Give a Tent for Lent.

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Remembering major earthquake responses – Gujarat 2001 and Haiti 2010

by Digital Team 14/01/2021

January 2001 and 2010 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Read about two of our most important earthquake responses and learn more about earthquakes.

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5 reasons why you should take up a challenge for ShelterBox

by Lauren Turner, Training Officer 04/01/2021

New Year, new you! From setting personal goals and helping families affected by disaster, find out why you should take up a challenge for ShelterBox this year.

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Deck the halls….whenever you like

by Philly Byrde, ShelterBox Communications & PR Manager 23/12/2020

We asked people around the UK how they were feeling about festivities and decorations this year. Find out what we learned.

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Six Reasons Why We Love Giving Tuesday

by Philly Byrde, ShelterBox Communications & PR Manager 23/11/2020

Inspiration from some of the brilliant aid workers, volunteers and fundraisers supporting ShelterBox through the coronavirus crisis.

A family of three in the Philippines

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5 Ways to Give Back this Christmas

by Digital Team 09/11/2020

2020 has been full of challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read how you can make a real impact this Christmas and change a family’s life.

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20 Years of ShelterBox: 4 Volunteer stories that take us back

by Digital Team 13/10/2020

As we celebrate our 20th birthday this year, we couldn’t forget our volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to help us make sure families receive emergency shelter after disaster.

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Logistics at ShelterBox: how do we get aid to the people that need it?

by Rachel Hall, ShelterBox Logistics Co-Lead 08/10/2020

In the era of coronavirus, the challenges of transporting aid around the world are greater than ever. See how we get aid to disaster-affected communities. 

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5 Reasons to Sign Up to ShelterBox Book Club

by Catherine Thornhill, ShelterBox Book Club Head BookWorm 09/09/2020

As the nights draw in and the world remains changed by coronavirus, there has never been a better time to join an online book club, but why join ours?

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Why information is vital in the fight against coronavirus in Paraguay

by Dave Ray ShelterBox Horizons Lead 05/08/2020

Learn more about the coronavirus situation in Paraguay and how we’re helping families to protect themselves.

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Celebrating 20 years of ShelterBox

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 22/07/2020

2020 marks our 20th birthday! Watch these video messages from our President Her Majesty The Queen Consort, the Rotary Club of Helston Lizard, and Holger Knaack, Rotary International President.

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Coronavirus crisis: Why we need support right now

by Robyn Cummins, Director of Fundraising and Communications 13/07/2020

We have been supporting families around the world with life-saving aid to help them protect from coronavirus. But we must do more. Read how you can help us in the global fight against coronavirus.

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5 fundraisers that inspired us during coronavirus

by Digital Team 06/07/2020

Read inspiring stories from people who have been fundraising for us during lockdown

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How Has Our Disaster Response Work Changed During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

by Rachel Harvey, ShelterBox Operations Coordinator 04/06/2020

How do you get aid to the people who need it without endangering anyone and when most countries are on some kind of lockdown and large gatherings are banned?

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How Has Lockdown and Social Distancing Changed How We Listen to Feedback?

by Malcolm Shead, ShelterBox Head of Accountability & Learning 04/06/2020

How do we check that what we’ve done is effective when you can’t easily go back to ask people because most countries are on lockdown and physical distancing is the new normal?

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Coronavirus: An Impossible Choice for the World’s Vulnerable

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 26/05/2020

See how coronavirus is making existing crises worse in the developing world.

A ReliefAid worker wearing face mask and gloves talks to a woman during assessments at a camp in Idlib, Syria

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Coronavirus: It’s not over until it’s over everywhere

by Sanj Srikanthan, ShelterBox CEO 16/04/2020

This global pandemic is changing all our lives. It’s our duty as humanitarians to help those least able to protect themselves.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Coronavirus

by Nicky Stephens, ShelterBox Digital Marketing & Innovation Manager 02/04/2020

5 Things You Need to Know About Coronavirus and how it’s affecting families living through disaster.

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‘Kunyumba’ – A Story of Home and Recovery After Cyclone Idai

by Danny Whear, Global Head of Brand & Content 05/03/2020

Joined by renowned photographer, Sian Davey, and filmmaker Benn Berkley, we documented Mwalija village’s journey of self-recovery in a multi-media project we called ‘Kunyumba’ (meaning ‘home’).

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Interview with Mustafa, ReliefAid Worker in Syria

by Digital Team 20/02/2020

Hear from Mustafa, a photographer for ReliefAid, as he gives us an insight on what it’s really like to be on the ground in Syria.

Woman constructing her shelter in Kenya

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How Climate Change Affects People Through Disasters

by Digital Team 06/02/2020

Climate change is happening at an unprecedented rate. Learn how it’s affecting families.

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An Interview With Our CEO, Sanj Srikanthan

by Luke Masters, ShelterBox Website Manager 02/01/2020

Hear from ShelterBox CEO – Sanj Srikanthan, who joined in December 2019 as our new chief executive.

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