ShelterBox team members and Rotary volunteers in Morocco

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5 facts about ShelterBox’s partnership with Rotary

by Katie Giles 22/02/2024

To mark World Rotary Day, discover 5 facts about ShelterBox’s partnership with Rotary.

Three people smiling at the camera in Turkey after the earthquake there

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5 Stories from the Türkiye and Syria earthquakes

by Katie Giles 05/02/2024

Read 5 stories from survivors of the Turkey and Syria earthquakes – what they experienced, and how aid has supported their recovery.

Group of people smiling and waving at camera in Cameroon

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The Power of Partnership

by Katie Giles 26/01/2024

Discover how working in partnership helps ShelterBox’s work, with a closer look at our work with Public Concern in Cameroon.

ShelterBox tents in the mountains in Morocco following the earthquake there

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Our partnership with Rotary in Morocco

by John Cleverley, Rotary Marketing Officer 15/01/2024

Learn more about how ShelterBox responded to the devastating earthquake in Morocco, and the important part that Rotary played.

Man standing outside a shelter in Cameroon

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Voices of the forgotten crises

by Katie Giles 09/01/2024

Learn about some of the crises around the world where ShelterBox is working, and the people they have impacted.

Woman running with her arms in the air wearing a ShelterBox shirt as part of a race

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New Year’s Resolutions that make a difference

by Katie Giles 02/01/2024

Discover the history of new year’s resolutions and how your resolutions for 2024 can help charities like ShelterBox

ShelterBox team member speaking to community members in Morocco during aid distributions there

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Looking Back at 2023

by Katie Giles 21/12/2023

A look back at the work of ShelterBox in 2023, bringing shelter aid to people affected by disaster and conflict.

Man and three children wearing winter clothes in a tent in Syria

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In the Bleak Midwinter: Shelter aid in the coldest months

by Katie Giles 18/12/2023

Learn more about how ShelterBox distributes aid items to help people without shelter keep warm in the winter

A montage of different book covers featured as part of the ShelterBox Book Club

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The Power of Literature for Peace and Equality

by Catherine Thornhill, ShelterBox Book Club Head BookWorm 08/12/2023

Learn how books can make you more empathetic, with a discussion from a ShelterBox Book Club hosted event with author Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and academic Dr Andrea Macrae.

People carrying bags of aid in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco

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Looking Beyond the Box: Our flexible approach to shelter aid

by Katie Giles 04/12/2023

Learn more about ShelterBox’s flexible approach to shelter aid, and how we assess the requirements of people affected by disaster to ensure we bring the aid that people need when they need it.

Two young boys smiling in Somalia

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Make a difference this Giving Tuesday

by Katie Giles 27/11/2023

Discover more about Giving Tuesday, and the impact it can have on charities like ShelterBox

ShelterBox volunteers and team members group photo

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Investing in Volunteers

by Katie Giles 22/11/2023

ShelterBox is thrilled to have met the Investing in Volunteers standard! Learn more about our assessment, and how we work with and support of volunteers.

Book titled 'In the Cold Night' with illustrations by Karen George resting on someone's lap

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Behind the Scenes of ‘In the Cold Night’

by Digital Team 20/11/2023

In this blog discover how author and ShelterBox team member Sarah Tagholm wrote the story for our film ‘In the Cold Night’, read by Imelda Staunton and illustrated by Karen George.

Three children in winter clothing standing outside a tent against the landscape in Syria

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No Ordinary Gifts: Christmas gift guide 2023

by Katie Giles 13/11/2023

Learn more about ShelterBox’s Christmas gifts for 2023, including membership to our book club, and virtual gifts.

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Telling our Story: ShelterBox brand refresh

by Katie Giles 07/11/2023

As ShelterBox has grown and changed over the years, we wanted our branding to reflect who we are and what we do today. Learn more about the new branding in this blog, and how we will use it to tell our story, and those of the people we support.

Woman and three children wrapped up in winter clothing outside a tent in Syria

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Facing the Syrian winter: Meet the people in our winter campaign

by Katie Giles 01/11/2023

The winters in Syria can be bitterly cold, especially for people who are displaced. They can lack basic necessities such as warm clothes and blankets. In this blog discover the stories for some of the people who feature in our winter campaign.

Damaged buildings in Gaza in 2015

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The crisis in Gaza and Israel

by Digital Team 20/10/2023

An update from ShelterBox on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza and Israel

Woman standing among crops holding a hoe in Mozambique

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Stories of survival from Mozambique

by Katie Giles 18/10/2023

After six years of violence in Mozambique, many people have been forced from their homes. In this blog hear the stories of three women we have supported in Mozambique, and how they survived in the face of violence.

Man sitting on a motorbike holding aid items in front of a sahelian tent in Burkina Faso

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Facing disaster: How we decide when to respond

by Katie Giles 05/10/2023

After recent disasters have hit the headlines, we share how we decide to respond

Woman smiling against a red background in Somalia

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7 things to know about leaving a gift in your will

by Katie Giles 13/09/2023

This remember a charity week, learn more about leaving a gift in your will to charity

Woman and man holding a child stand outside a shelter in Honduras, after their previous home was destroyed in a storm

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In the eye of the storm: Stories from Survivors

by Katie Giles 07/09/2023

As we reach peak hurricane season, we share stories from some of the people we have helped after severe storms in the past. Discover more about the impact of these storms, and the strength of the people who survive them.

Three people looking down while on deployment as humanitarians

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No Matter What: World Humanitarian Day 2023

by Katie Giles 18/08/2023

On World Humanitarian Day 2023 some ShelterBox staff members share what being a humanitarian means to them.

ShelterBox team member and a translator speaking to three women in Minawao camp

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6 facts about ShelterBox

by Katie Giles 10/08/2023

Learn more about ShelterBox, our history and how we work to ensure no one is without shelter after disaster.

Dry landscape in Ehtiopia, which has experienced drought due to the climate crisis

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Seven Stories from the Climate Crisis

by Katie Giles 01/08/2023

With soaring temperatures hitting the headlines, we’re sharing stories from some of the people we support who have been impacted by the climate crisis

A woman sawing the roof of a new shelter in Mozambique

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One simple action, one big impact: 5 facts about Gift Aid

by Katie Giles 18/07/2023

Learn more about gift aid, and how one simple action can make a big difference to charities like us.

Lady in green tying up a tarpaulin

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Not gone, but forgotten: The crisis in Burkina Faso

by Katie Giles 29/06/2023

Learn more about the crisis in Burkina Faso, and why it is considered the world’s most neglected displacement crises.

Man and child sitting in rubble of damaged building

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5 reasons why disasters are not ‘natural’

by Katie Giles 14/06/2023

The term ‘natural disasters’ is commonly used – but disasters are not natural. Here are five reasons why.

Lady with food in a pot crouching in front of a large while tent with a curved roof known as a Sahelian tent

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Evolution of our emergency shelter

by John Cleverley, Rotary Marketing Officer 08/06/2023

A look at the evolution of our emergency shelter

Three women looking sitting and looking at paperwork detailing their stories in Cameroon

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Behind the scenes of our Cameroon appeal – hear from the people in the pictures

by Amy Griffin - Brand and Content Producer 15/05/2023

Take a look behind the scenes of a recent ethical storytelling workshop at Minawao, Refugee Camp in Cameroon.

A woman sitting on the ground using a water filter in Pakistan, while family members look on

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World Water Day 2023: The Story Behind our Grifaid Water Filter

by India-Mae Osborne 22/03/2023

To mark World Water Day, learn more about the story of our Grifaid water filter including its links to Rotary and how it became a staple of our responses.

Buildings badly damaged by an earthquake, with rubble around

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Why were the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria so devastating?

by India-Mae Osborne 21/03/2023

On February 6 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Thousands of aftershocks followed.

Close up image of a child in a winter coat in front of a tent

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7 things you need to know about the Syrian conflict

by Digital Team 15/03/2023

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

Rubble of collapsed buildings in Syria with people standing on them

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The Syria Conflict: A crisis within a crisis

by Shauntae Manders 22/02/2023

After fleeing their homes to escape war, millions in northern Syria are facing new devastation. This is why the Turkey and Syria earthquakes could not have hit a more vulnerable place.

Woman standing in the middle of a destroyed home

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One year on: Five things you need to know about the Ukraine war

by Digital Team 15/02/2023

One year on, the war in Ukraine isn’t over. We are committed to doing all we can to support families who have lost so much. Stand with us.

Family in front of a ShelterBox tent

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Giving up something to give back. What is Lent and 5 things you should know about Lent in 2023

by Evie Bond Community Projects Assistant 30/01/2023

What is Lent … why people give things up? Keep reading to hear some thoughts on Lent in 2023, get some inspiration on things to give up and learn 5 facts about Lent.

Woman in green sitting on floor outside in Ethiopia, with many others sitting behind her.

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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.

Woman and child holding a solar light

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Last-minute Christmas Gift Guide 2022 – ShelterBox

by Digital Team 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.

Portrait of man outside of a tent with family members in the doorway

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A chance to say thank you and build engagement

by Digital Team 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.

Man stands in darkness leaning on the door of his damaged home in Ukraine

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

by Digital Team 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.

Woman holding a small child, with left hand side of image covered in red banner

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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.

woman wearing a red hair shawl

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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.

Author Brian Stewart sitting and reading a book from the ShelterBox book club

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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 Brian Stewart; a committed Rotarian, brilliant ShelterBox Book Club member and published author!

woman wearing an orange scarf sitting down, with her hands held up

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Drought Crisis in East Africa

by Digital Team 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.

three humanitarians talking in malawi

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World Humanitarian Day 2022

by Digital Team 16/08/2022

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

woman holding a child with a solar light

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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.

Face of man wearing turban surrounded by colourful confetti

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Six summer reads from ShelterBox Book Club

by Catherine Thornhill, ShelterBox Book Club Head BookWorm 24/07/2022

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

Man unloading aid from a warehouse

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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.

Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa Book Cover

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

by Digital Team 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.

Drawing of a hand that is rainbow coloured to represent LGBTQIA+ individuals, holding a hand that is Caucasian

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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.

A woman and a child in their home

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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.

hurricane brewing over the sea

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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.

A group of people posing before running a marathon

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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.

people unloading shelter kits off a truck in the Philippines after Typhoon Rai

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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.

Map of eastern Europe with location of Ukraine marked in red

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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.

Man trying to salvage possessions from flood waters in Honduras

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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.

Woman in purple scarf in Somaliland

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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.

a person with a book on their lap praying

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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

man wearing a hat in Haiti after the 2021 earthquake

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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.

woman having tea in front of a fireplace

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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 the door of 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.

child holding a kitchen set and smiling inside a shelter on Vanuatu

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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!

Man building a shelter

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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.

Print owned by Truro Museum depicting musicians in early 1800s including Joseph Emidy

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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.

Woman, children and a water tap in Tigray, Ethiopia.

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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.

Woman and children smiling in Honduras outside a newly repaired shelter

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

by Digital Team 20/08/2021

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

Man standing in front of aid materials in the warehouse at ShelterBox Philippines

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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.

Aerial photograph of St Ives in Cornwall where the G7 summit took place

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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.

Woman planting crops in a field

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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.

Woman wearing a face mask in India during the coronavirus pandemic

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One Year on: How Coronavirus Has Affected Our Work

by Digital Team 24/03/2021

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

People demonstrating aid items as part of remote training

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

by Digital Team 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.

Woman and three children stand in front of a ShelterBox tent in Cameroon

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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.

People among earthquake damaged buildings in Haiti

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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.

Woman wearing swimming gear at the beach

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5 reasons why you should take up a challenge for ShelterBox

by Digital Team 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.

Baubles hanging on Christmas tree branches

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Deck the halls….whenever you like

by Carrie Garrad 23/12/2020

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

Man running on Cornish coast with green ShelterBox box strapped to his back

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Six Reasons Why We Love Giving Tuesday

by Carrie Garrad 23/11/2020

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

A family in their home 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.

Group of people including ShelterBox volunteers in Sri Lanka

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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.

Woman passing a box of aid in Vanuatu

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

by Digital Team 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. 

Woman reading a book from ShelterBox book club

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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?

Woman wearing facemask next to a poster with coronavirus information in Paraguay

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Why information is vital in the fight against coronavirus in Paraguay

by Digital Team 05/08/2020

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