Super Typhoon Rai
We provided emergency shelter to people affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines
Severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left thousands of people with nowhere to live. The disaster has affected more than 33 million people and around 1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed.
A ShelterBox response team is in Pakistan working to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live.
We are focusing our attention on the most affected areas of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
Learn more about the situation in Pakistan and see how you can help.
We are responding to the Ukraine crisis. We are working on three projects – two within Ukraine and one to support refugees fleeing the county.
1. Working with our partner, People in Need, we’re providing thousands of mattresses in Ukraine. Our aid is being distributed to collective centres, offering people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.
2. Together with ReliefAid, we are distributing shelter kits with tools and rope, high thermal blankets, hygiene kits, solar lights, buckets and water carriers to help people survive in buildings damaged by the conflict.
3. We’ll be supporting refugees in neighbouring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash.
Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violent conflict, rising hunger and economic instability.
Working with our partner IOM, we’ve supported people with emergency shelter, household essentials and hygiene items. In 2021, people received tarpaulins, rope, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, water carriers, carry sacks and kitchen sets.
We’re now working on another project with IOM to help 60,000 people.
We will be supporting communities in the Somali region who are affected by the drought, and communities in Afar who are returning to their homes following the Tigray conflict to find them damaged, destroyed and looted.
The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in more than forty years.
After four consecutive failed rainy seasons in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, people are living on the brink of famine.
Across East Africa, almost 36 million people have been affected by the drought. More than 1.5 million people are displaced, and many of them are on the move as they desperately search for food.
We’re responding in Somalia, where the drought has affected 7.8 million people.
Vulnerable communities who are in urgent need of support will be receiving ShelterBox aid items.
Find out more about the situation in East Africa.
In Syria the need for humanitarian support is greater than ever.
Working with our partner Bahar, we have recently provided over 3,000 families in the Northeast with tarpaulins and rope to reinforce their tents. Mattresses, carpets, and thermal blankets have helped families to feel safe and stay warm. In addition, we provided baby grows, coats and other clothing to help families keep their children warm during the tough winter months.
We’ve also been working with ReliefAid Organization to support families in the Northwest who have been affected by flooding in early March. Aid distributions are now complete.
The conflict in northern Mozambique is driving one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises.
Since October 2017, an Islamic extremist group has been launching violent attacks on civilians in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
With help from our partner CARE Mozambique, we have supported vulnerable communities with shelter kits, thermal blankets, solar lights, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, and mosquito nets.
Aid distributions and post-distribution monitoring activities are now complete. We are now planning our next project in the country to support even more people.
Since 2009, Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in Northern Nigeria. The violence has since spread to the neighbouring regions of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
Around 10.7 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of relief assistance. 2.4 million people are estimated to have been displaced and perpetual insecurity continues to drive displacement.
In Nigeria, we have supported over 6,000 families since 2018 with help from our partner ACTED. This year, we have worked together to support communities with a type of shelter known locally as the Bama shelter, and 386 aid items including sleeping mats, blankets, and kitchen sets. We’re now planning another project to support more people.
In Cameroon, we have supported over 20,000 families since 2015. This year, we’ve worked with IEDA Relief to support refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country with tents, shelter kits, rope and tarpaulins, and other essential household items. We’re now planning another project to support more people.
Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in Africa.
Almost 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to extremist violence. Efforts by both government forces and local militias to fight it have uprooted even more communities. Together with our partner, HELP, we’ve supported over 4,000 families since 2020.
Recently, we have been working again with HELP to provide aid items and emergency shelters known as Sahelian tents. These tents are constructed from locally sourced materials and offer a more durable structure for displaced families who have fled their homes to escape extremist violence.
Aid distributions are now complete.
Yemen is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
It is a result of the bitter civil war, starvation, and a failing economy.
We have partnered with BCHR (Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief) to support vulnerable communities as violence flares up again. Together we are providing tents, tarpaulins, water filters, soap, masks and other household items.
Aid distributions are now complete, but we’re planning another project to support more people.
We provided emergency shelter to people affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines
We’re providing essential aid to families affected the most by the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Learn how the war in Syria began, who is involved and how families have been affected.
Families in Odisha were severely affected by floods in 2020. Find out more and see how we’ve helped.
Read more about the two ferocious hurricanes and see how we’ve helped in Honduras.
Super Typhoon Goni is the strongest storm of 2020. Read more about the disaster and how we’re helping
We’ve been supporting disaster-hit families with essential aid to enable them to rebuild their homes and protect from coronavirus
Families need emergency shelter and other essential items like water filters and mosquito nets to help them survive and keep safe from coronavirus.
Vulnerable people have fled the cyclone, only to face the deadly risk of coronavirus
Flash flooding pushed families out of their homes, see how we’ve helped
We have supported families who lost their homes and have been left vulnerable to coronavirus
In April 2020, Category 5 Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu. See how we’re responding.
Since 2000, we have responded to a number of major disasters that shook whole countries and their people. Have a look at some of the most memorable ShelterBox disaster responses.
In early December 2019 Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Tisoy, devastated areas in the Philippines. See how we’ve helped.
A series of powerful earthquakes struck Mindanao island in the Philippines in 2019. See how we’ve responded.
Families just like ours have suddenly lost everything, targeted in their own homes where they should feel safe.
We have been working to help those affected by the Syria crisis since civil unrest first took hold in 2012.
In March 2017, intense rains left thousands of families without even basic shelter
Sectarian violence in Myanmar forced over half a million Rohingya people to flee to Bangladesh in 2017 alone.
Families in Paraguay’s capital city, Asuncion, were affected by severe flooding. Find out how we’ve helped.
In 2018, thousands of families were left homeless in Bolivia after heavy flooding destroyed homes and livelihoods.
Find out what happened in Malawi after Cyclone Idai and how we supported families to recover.
A series of deadly earthquakes and a powerful tsunami hit Indonesia in 2018.
Find out how we measure our impact in the countries we respond to, and what we found out in Somaliland.
Severe drought in Somaliland has forced thousands of families to leave their homes in search of basic services and alternative livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.
Usman left a trail of destruction when it made landfall in the Philippines in 2018. We have supported families with essential aid items.
Flooding swept away homes and livelihoods in Kenya in 2018, leaving over 290,000 people homeless. We spoke to families we supported, to understand how the aid enabled them to start recovering.
Devastating floods in Kenya in 2018 left families without a home. Find out more and how we’ve helped.
In June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, affecting millions of people. It was the country’s most devastating volcanic eruption since 1974.
When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean in 2017, no one could imagine how powerful and devastating they could be.
In 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Irma caused devastation in the Caribbean, then Hurricane Maria brought a new wave of destruction.
Typhoon Mangkhut ripped through the Philippines in September 2018, forcing thousands from their homes. We responded by providing vital aid to families affected the most.
Half a million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Chad. See how we’ve helped.
Learn what happened in Iraq, key facts and numbers about the Iraq conflict, and how ShelterBox has responded.