The climate crisis is here

And it's destroying homes

We’re providing emergency shelter for families who have lost their homes to climate-related disasters, but we need your help.

Time is running out. Our changing climate is creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter around the world. 

Even if global heating is stabilised at 1.5C increase, we will still see more extreme storms, more devastating floods and scorching droughts (IPCC report). All of these will force millions more people from their homes. It will make more places in our world unliveable.

Every day, people are losing their homes to climate-related extreme weather events and conflict.  That’s why we’re calling for people all across the UK to help people living with the effects of the climate crisis.

Read on to learn more and see how you can support families who are losing their homes today.

On the frontline of the climate crisis

Sagarika lived with her family in their cherished West Bengal home for 25 years. A home that had managed to withstand the storms common to the region.

But when Cyclone Amphan hit with devastating force, it destroyed their home and their livelihood.

Read Sagarika’s story and discover how ShelterBox helped her family to recover.

Disasters are not natural

A human driven climate crisis is just one of the reasons why disasters are not natural.

Extreme weather like storms, drought, and flooding, occur because of natural processes on Earth. It is how these events affect people, or the environment, that has the potential to make them a disaster. Human factors that influence whether it becomes a disaster include where people live, what types of home they have, political instability, and the lack of proactive measures to protect vulnerable communities. And climate change is making these weather events worse.

It’s important to understand why disasters aren’t ‘natural’ and how misleading and damaging the term can be.

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Woman and child looking over flood waters in Pakistan

How ShelterBox can help

We provide emergency shelter and tools for families who have lost their home to disaster. This enables them to rebuild their lives.

Supporting communities who have lost their homes to extreme weather events has been a significant part of our work for over 20 years.

As the climate crisis continues to destroy homes and livelihoods, we are working to reach some of the world’s most vulnerable people. People who are bearing the brunt of the increase in extreme weather and the ravages of conflict.

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It's vital we act now

Working on the frontline, we can help the most vulnerable families survive in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

That’s why we need your help now. So we can be ready to give people the life-changing support they need, when they need it.

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