Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines
We have supported families who lost their homes and have been left vulnerable to coronavirus
Earlier this year, torrential rain caused flash flooding across the south-east regions of Tanzania, sweeping away villages and damaging the farmland in its path.
Thousands of families saw their homes severely damaged or completely washed away.
The disaster forced them to move to resettlement camps on higher ground.
Through our partnership with IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross), have supported families in Tanzania with shelter kits and solar lights.
The flooding has stripped the land, leaving families with nothing to rebuild their homes with. Our shelter kits will help people to build sturdy homes so they can start to rebuild their lives and recover from this disaster.
The aid will also help families follow social distancing guidelines and protect themselves from coronavirus if needed.
The ShelterBox team has, for the first time, delivered remote training to a small team of Tanzanian Red Cross (TRSC) and IFRC staff and volunteers on the best use of the kit we are supplying.
The training involved basic principles of emergency structures, including anchors, bracing, and foundations.
Together with our partner, have taken additional steps to protect our team and ensure we don’t spread coronavirus to the families we are supporting.
Teams in Tanzania have been working to strict measures, including allowing fewer people at distributions, along with physical distancing, setting up handwashing stations and promoting health and hygiene messaging.
Coronavirus is a deadly risk for vulnerable, disaster-hit families in Tanzania and all over the world. But shelter can save lives by:
By slowing the spread of the virus, shelter can save lives. You can give people shelter by supporting us today.