Where we're working

Discover where we’re supporting communities in the aftermath of disaster and conflict.

Turkey and Northern Syria


Earthquakes

Residents retrieve a small child from the rubble of a collapsed building in Syria after earthquake

People in Türkiye and Syria are receiving ShelterBox aid following the powerful earthquakes that killed over 50,000 people and damaged 66,000 buildings.

We have aid in both countries, including essential items such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and winter coats for children, with more on the way.

The items will help people surviving through this ongoing nightmare, protecting them from the winter weather, preventing the spread of disease, and providing some privacy, as they get back on their feet.

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Pakistan


Flooding

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.

We have partnered with Islamic Relief Pakistan to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live.

Aid includes tents, water filters and carriers, mosquito nets, solar lights and cash assistance.

Learn more about the situation in Pakistan and see how you can help.

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Woman in yellow smiles outside emergency relief tent in Pakistan after flooding

Ukraine


Conflict

Ukrainian woman in blue winter coat holds up solar light
Dina's flat was damaged during an attack. She received a shelter kit to help her rebuild and a solar light (pictured).

We are responding to the Ukraine crisis, helping more than 37,000 people affected by the war in Ukraine so far. We’ve supported people displaced within Ukraine, as well as refugees who crossed the border into Moldova.

With our attention now firmly on supporting people through the bitter winter months, we’ll be reaching around 30,000 more people with essential items to help them survive.

People are living in damaged homes without heating or lighting. That’s why we’re providing thermal clothing, solar lights, water carriers and stoves with our new partner, NNLPD.

We’re also working with ReliefAid and Green Chernobyl to provide emergency shelter repair kits. This will help people fix damaged roofs, seal windows and doors, keep the heat in and make homes watertight.

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Syria


Conflict

In Syria the need for humanitarian support is greater than ever. People are facing violent conflict, financial crisis and extreme weather.

We’ve been supporting families affected by the war in Syria since 2012.

Right now, we’re providing essential aid items to get people through the tough winter months. Working with our partners ReliefAid and Bahar Organisation, we’ll be supporting 4,000 families in the Northeast and Northwest with winterisation items such as baby grows, coats, mattresses, tent bases and other essential aid items.

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syrian family sit together in tent

Mozambique


Conflict

Smiling woman stands outside grass hut holding kitchen items in Mozambique
Muanassa proudly displays her new kitchen items. She said: 'My children no longer have to sleep on the floor because we received mats, including blankets and cooking utensils.'

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 supporting vulnerable communities with shelter kits, solar lights, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, and mosquito nets.

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Cameroon


The Lake Chad Basin crisis

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Around 9.7 million people are now in need of urgent humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region.

In Cameroon, we have supported over 18,000 families. We’re now working with our partner Public Concern to provide a range of emergency shelters and durable shelters, depending on people’s needs.

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A woman working on a farm

Burkina Faso


Conflict

Mother and child sat on the floor

Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in Africa.

1.9 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 providing 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.

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Yemen


Conflict

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.

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Children sitting on the ground laughing in Yemen

Ethiopia


Conflict and drought

People holding bags with aid in Tigray, Ethiopia

Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violent conflict and drought in Ethiopia.

Working with our partner IOM, we’ve supported people with items like tarpaulins, rope, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, water carriers and kitchen sets.

We have supported a total of 22,000 people in the Afar and Somali regions in the last year. Aid distributions are now complete.

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Chad


Conflict

Thousands of people fleeing violence in Sudan are arriving in Chad.

Working with our partner INTERSOS Tchad we are supplying people with emergency shelter, as well as providing essential items including solar lights, mosquito nets, blankets, sleeping mats, and kitchen sets.

The first emergency shelters are now being assembled.

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A lorry with aid materials parked outside a warehouse

Somalia


Drought and conflict

Man holding a stick sitting outside of a shelter

Due to drought and violence, hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in Somalia, searching for food, water and health services.

We’re working with the Juba Foundation to provide training and materials for the construction of locally appropriate shelters, as well as supplying essential items such as solar lights, water filters and mosquito nets.

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Recent responses


Our work never stops

Super Typhoon Rai

We provided emergency shelter to people affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

Earthquake in Haiti

We’re providing essential aid to families affected the most by the recent earthquake in Haiti.

Flooding in india

Families in Odisha were severely affected by floods in 2020. Find out more and see how we’ve helped.

Honduras - Hurricane Eta and Iota

Read more about the two ferocious hurricanes and see how we’ve helped in Honduras.

Philippines: Typhoon Goni

Super Typhoon Goni is the strongest storm of 2020. Read more about the disaster and how we’re helping

Philippines Typhoon Vongfong (Ambo)

We’ve been supporting disaster-hit families with essential aid to enable them to rebuild their homes and protect from coronavirus

Urgent appeal: Super Cyclone Amphan

Families need emergency shelter and other essential items like water filters and mosquito nets to help them survive and keep safe from coronavirus.

Super Cyclone Amphan

Vulnerable people have fled the cyclone, only to face the deadly risk of coronavirus

Flooding in Tanzania

Flash flooding pushed families out of their homes, see how we’ve helped

Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines

We have supported families who lost their homes and have been left vulnerable to coronavirus

Cyclone Harold in Vanuatu

In April 2020, Category 5 Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu. See how we’re responding.

Historic disaster responses

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.

Typhoon Kammuri in the Philippines

In early December 2019 Typhoon Kammuri, locally known as Tisoy, devastated areas in the Philippines. See how we’ve helped.

Mindanao Philippines earthquakes

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

Airstrikes in Idlib, Syria

Families just like ours have suddenly lost everything, targeted in their own homes where they should feel safe.

Flooding in Peru

In March 2017, intense rains left thousands of families without even basic shelter

Rohingya Crisis

Sectarian violence in Myanmar forced over half a million Rohingya people to flee to Bangladesh in 2017 alone.

Paraguay flooding

Families in Paraguay’s capital city, Asuncion, were affected by severe flooding. Find out how we’ve helped.

Flooding in Bolivia

In 2018, thousands of families were left homeless in Bolivia after heavy flooding destroyed homes and livelihoods.

Cyclone Idai in Malawi

Find out what happened in Malawi after Cyclone Idai and how we supported families to recover.

Indonesia Earthquakes and Tsunamis

A series of deadly earthquakes and a powerful tsunami hit Indonesia in 2018.

Drought 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.

Tropical Storm Usman

Usman left a trail of destruction when it made landfall in the Philippines in 2018. We have supported families with essential aid items.

Speaking to families in Kenya

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.

Kenya flooding

Devastating floods in Kenya in 2018 left families without a home. Find out more and how we’ve helped.

Volcano eruption in Guatemala

In June 2018, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano erupted, affecting millions of people. It was the country’s most devastating volcanic eruption since 1974.

Hurricane Irma anniversary

When hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean in 2017, no one could imagine how powerful and devastating they could be.

Hurricane Irma

In 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Irma caused devastation in the Caribbean, then Hurricane Maria brought a new wave of destruction.

Super Typhoon Mangkhut

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.

The conflict in Iraq

Learn what happened in Iraq, key facts and numbers about the Iraq conflict, and how ShelterBox has responded.