Blog, Stories

Displaced by the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia

by Eleanor Knight 18th October 2021

The Tigray crisis is driven by conflict, but food shortages and the constant threat of coronavirus are making it worse. This is Shewit’s story.


Surviving Tropical Cyclone Harold

by Eleanor Knight 22nd June 2021

On 6th April 2020, category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu, devastating families’ livelihoods and robbing people of their homes.


Phuleswari’s Story of Recovery

by Eleanor Knight 22nd May 2021

When Cyclone Amphan hit India, it destroyed Phuleswari’s home and much of what she owned. The rains devastated the entire region, with floodwaters coming up to Phuleswari’s knees. The storm left...


One Year On: How Coronavirus Has Affected Our Work

by Eleanor Knight 10th March 2021

In the last year, coronavirus has changed everything. From the way we work to the way we socialise, we’ve adapted in many areas of our lives. And it’s no different here at ShelterBox.


Remembering major earthquake responses: Gujarat 2001 and Haiti 2010

by Eleanor Knight 20th January 2021

In January 2001, a powerful earthquake shook the state of Gujarat, India. Nine years later, on the same month, an even more devastating earthquake brought chaos to Haiti. Read on to find out more...

Blog, News

Remote training: how we’re training teams and communities during coronavirus

by Eleanor Knight 15th December 2020

The need to deliver training has always been crucial to the success of our operations. We knew that it was important for us to look at alternative methods of training, especially with so many...


Logistics at ShelterBox: how do we get aid to the people that need it?

by Eleanor Knight 13th October 2020

In the era of coronavirus, the challenges of transporting aid around the world are greater than ever. In this article, our Logistics Co-Lead Rachel Hall, explains how we get aid to...


Preparing For a Busy Hurricane Season

by Eleanor Knight 16th September 2020

2020 has been a year like no other. While coronavirus gets a hold of the world but is yet to reach its global peak, extreme weather events are lurking.
Surviving Hurricane Maria: Caryl's Story


Surviving Hurricane Maria: Caryl’s Story

by Eleanor Knight 11th September 2020

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall as a Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 155mph. It destroyed all of the buildings in Dominica as it passed through the island and continued on...


Why information is vital in the fight against coronavirus in Paraguay

by Eleanor Knight 10th August 2020

The first time I visited Paraguay was in 2014, when heavy rain and flooding forced thousands of people to leave their homes.Within a few days of being there, I knew that this was going to be unlike...


2020 Vision: Q&A with ShelterBox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade

by Eleanor Knight 22nd July 2020

To celebrate 20 years of ShelterBox, we sat down with our very own ShelterBox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade to learn more about his experiences delivering emergency shelter and aid items to families...


How Has Our Disaster Response Work Changed During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

by Eleanor Knight 20th June 2020

ShelterBox has always benefitted from a global network of partnerships, and those relationships are more important than ever in the era of coronavirus.


Escaping Boko Haram Violence: Fatima’s Story

by Eleanor Knight 9th June 2020

Born in Nigeria, 37-year-old Fatima now lives in Minawao camp with her two young children Aisha and Burka. She shares her new home with thousands of families who, like her, fled to Cameroon to escape...


Black Lives Matter: A Statement from ShelterBox

by Eleanor Knight 3rd June 2020

At ShelterBox, we are committed to working with partners in an environment that promotes mutual understanding, cooperation, friendship, and peace. The events of the last week have only strengthened...


Responding during a pandemic – Working in partnership is in our DNA

by Eleanor Knight 29th May 2020

At ShelterBox, the idea that we can't do it alone is central to who we are. We have always focused on building lasting relationships and powerful partnerships so we can support the people who need us...


A Message from our CEO: Coronavirus Update

by Eleanor Knight 15th May 2020

At ShelterBox, we’re adapting how we work as the COVID-19 crisis creates a whole new level of risk for vulnerable families who have lost their homes.


Coronavirus: It’s not over until it’s over everywhere

by Eleanor Knight 4th May 2020

This global pandemic is changing all our lives. It’s our duty as humanitarians to help those least able to protect themselves.


No Ordinary Books. No Ordinary Book Club.

by Eleanor Knight 18th April 2020

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


5 Things You Need to Know About Coronavirus

by Eleanor Knight 15th April 2020

Like you, the team here at ShelterBox are concerned about the impact coronavirus is having on our lives and the world around us.

Blog, Stories

Recovery in Mindanao: Veronica’s Story

by Eleanor Knight 5th April 2020

In October, 2019, Veronica and her community were affected by a chain of earthquakes that struck the remote region of Mindanao in the Philippines.