Emergency Disaster Relief
Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. ShelterBox Australia is 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?
Recovery starts with shelter
Our vision is to see a world where no family is without shelter after disaster.
Our teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.
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.
Our response teams can travel by boat, helicopter or tuk-tuk to get to the families who need your support – whatever it takes to get to the people who have lost their homes to disaster.
ESCAPING BOKO HARAM in Nigeria
40-year-old Esther sadly lost her husband when Boko Haram militants violently attacked her village in Nigeria.
A day that she talks about with a lot of sadness. Speaking to IEDA Relief, ShelterBox’s implementing partner in Cameroon, she said:
“We were at home eating together and planning a journey to a nearby village for a ceremony. Then suddenly, armed men broke the door of our house and entered. We immediately knew who they were, so I knelt to beg them. They took my husband and killed him.”