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?

We travel to the most remote regions to provide emergency aid.


Essential tools shelter and materials

Find out how ShelterBox Australia delivers aid.


Reaching the most remote communities


14-year-old Rahma from Somaliland uses her solar light to study in the evening when it gets dark. Her favourite subject is English.

Disaster can rob families of everything. But with the right materials at the right time, families find ingenious ways to rebuild their lives. 

Take Margaretha, who turned her ShelterBox into a crib for her newborn baby. Or Rahma, who is using her solar lights to further her education. 

From harvest tools to sledges, storage boxes to lion scarers, we’ve lost count of the number of inventive ways families are using our aid. 

See how you can help to provide the equipment that gives families a lifeline. 


Fleeing unimaginable danger

The young, elderly and vulnerable are among the tens of thousands of families in need of emergency support.

Recent airstrikes in Idlib, Syria are forcing thousands of families to flee unimaginable danger.  

We’ve recently supported families who have been forced from their homes in villages and towns across the Idlib province through our local partner, ReliefAid.

Families fleeing the unimaginable danger have been supported with tarpaulins and rope, mats, mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, solar lights, kitchen sets and water carriers.

There are tens of thousands of families in urgent need of emergency shelter – with your support, we can help even more.

Can you help?


Want to learn more about how ShelterBox is making a difference? Sign up to our email list to receive regular news, updates and information about how you can get involved.