East Africa Emergency

Over a million people in the Horn of Africa have been displaced as they desperately search for food.

Please act now. Together we can provide emergency shelter for families in East Africa and around the world.

Help us provide emergency shelter for families in East Africa and around the world

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How is ShelterBox helping?


Communities affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa desperately need emergency shelter.

Millions of people are at risk of famine, and many more are leaving their homes and livelihoods behind in search of food. That’s why we will be providing emergency shelter aid to 13,000 displaced people affected by the drought in the Somali region of Ethiopia.

Our aid includes tarpaulins, rope, and other essential items. These will allow people to build emergency shelters to help protect themselves from the elements.

It will also give people who have been forced to leave their homes a private space they can temporarily call home and be together with their families.

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2 children carrying a green box
ShelterBox supporting communities affected by drought in Somaliland, in 2020.

What is happening in East Africa?

Discover key facts, maps and see why people are being forced from their homes.