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Climate change and disasters

Man carries woman through floodwaters in Serbia

The global climate is changing at an unprecedented rate and it’s having dramatic effects on our environment.

Rising sea levels caused by shrinking glaciers and melting sea ice are increasing the risk of devastating floods.

Shifting weather patterns are threatening food production and making weather-related events more extreme.

Find out more about the relationship between climate change and disasters, and how we manage our impact here at ShelterBox.

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Disasters explained

Disasters explained: Hurricanes

Find out everything you need to know about hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons.

Disasters explained: volcanoes

Learn what volcanoes are, how they erupt, and the effects of a volcano eruption.

Disasters explained: tsunamis

Tsunamis can destroy lives, homes, crops and roads in the blink of an eye. Learn more about what they are, what causes them and what the effects are.

Disasters explained: floods

Floods are among the most common and devastating disasters. Read more about why they happen and their effects.

Mindanao Philippines earthquakes

A series of powerful earthquakes struck Mindanao island in the Philippines in 2019. See how we’ve responded.

Hurricane Dorian

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Dorian, facts about hurricanes and how you can help.