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Emergency Disaster Relief

Right now, more than 104 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. We’re working to change this.

By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, we’re transforming despair into hope.

We are impatient to see a world where no family is left without shelter. Are you?


As coronavirus spreads, shelter saves lives

Discover how we are working to help people protect themselves in dangerously crowded camps and disaster zones.

Our Aid

How we work

Our Impact


ShelterBox first started as a Millenium project by the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard in Cornwall in 2000.

Since then, it has grown to be an international disaster relief charity, providing emergency shelter in some of the most hard-to-reach places in the world.

In the last 20 years, we have supported 1.5 million people in nearly 100 countries, and we haven’t stopped.

In 2020, coronavirus has made us adapt how we work to reach even more vulnerable families. With your support, we can do more.

Discover more about our history, the places we’ve responded to, and meet some of the families we’ve helped.

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Our vision is to see a world where no family is without shelter after disaster.

Every disaster is different and so is every community, so we spend time with those affected to make sure we can offer the right support at the right time to help them recover.

Join ShelterBox Book Club

Introducing ShelterBox Book Club – a unique community membership designed for Australians who share the love of a quality read.

With a monthly donation you can look forward to delving into a new, exciting book every 6 weeks. Read along at your own pace and join the discussion online, via our private Facebook group.

And with every story you read, you’ll be transforming the lives of disaster-hit families around the world.

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More ways to get involved

Volunteer with us

Every ShelterBox volunteer is instrumental in providing our emergency aid to families affected by disaster and conflict, wherever they are in the world.

ShelterBox Book Club

Join the ShelterBox Book Club community today with a monthly payment to ShelterBox, supporting our important disaster relief work around the world.

ShelterBox At Home

ShelterBox has pulled together some fun activities that you can easily do from the comfort of your home using your computer, email, social media and the phone.

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Operations Update

Our teams work with disaster-hit families  around the world. See where we're working right now.


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