Climate Crisis: we need to act now

Our global climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. We must act now to support families who are losing their homes to the climate crisis.

Help families like Esther's

Esther lives in Minawao Refugee Camp in Cameroon, having fled Boko Haram violence in Nigeria.

Her family are bearing the brunt of the climate crisis, despite having contributed to it the least.

‘Now it is difficult to distinguish the seasons. The heat is more unbearable every day…there are days when none of us shower, because it is more important to drink than taking a bath. I hope that the situation can change one day, because I do not know what kind of work my children and grandchildren will live in.’

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3 things you need to know

Our key takeaways from the COP27 conference

1. 800,00 people could have lost their homes. During the 13 days of the COP27 conference, almost 800,000 people could have lost their homes or had them damaged by extreme weather. That’s around the population of a city like Leeds.

2. The displacement crisis is going to get worse. 22.3 million people were internally displaced by extreme weather events in 2021. If we don’t see swift progressm the global displacement crisis is only going to get worse.

3. The lack of action at COP27 is not going to help families on the frontline. Underwhelming commitments don’t help families fleeing the worst drought in Somalia for 40 years, or communities in the Philippines whose homes are regularly ravaged by typhoones increasing in strength.

As long as the climate crisis continues to wipe out homes through drought, flooding, wildfires and extreme storms, ShelterBox will continue to support families who are on the frontline of the destruction.

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The climate crisis

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Learn how climate change is altering extreme weather events and affecting vulnerable families, creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter.