Appeal, Blog, Disasters & Conflicts, News, Responses


Press Release: ShelterBox sends emergency response team to flood-ravaged Pakistan

by Eleanor Knight 1st September 2022

ShelterBox is sending an emergency response team to Pakistan following severe flooding on a scale not seen since 2010. It’s launched an emergency appeal to help people survive the deadly floods...

Blog, News, Stories


Humans of ShelterBox: Gary’s Story

by Eleanor Knight 25th August 2022

Today we’re excited to introduce Gary Bidner — a now-retired ShelterBox Response Team volunteer and active Rotarian who lives in Brisbane, Queensland.

Blog, Sustainability


The plastic problem: Our commitment to do better

by Eleanor Knight 22nd July 2022

Plastic pollution concerns everyone. Over the last few years at ShelterBox, we have made huge efforts to reduce the amount of plastic we use.

Blog, News, Stories


Humans of ShelterBox: Johanna’s Story

by Eleanor Knight 30th June 2022

Introducing ‘Humans of ShelterBox’ — a new spotlight series highlighting some of the incredible individuals who make our disaster relief work possible around the world.

Blog, News, Responses, Where we work


2021 Haiti Earthquake: How we reached families affected the most

by Eleanor Knight 13th April 2022

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in August 2021, thousands of people lost their homes. But the nightmare wasn’t over yet. Tropical Storm Grace was approaching, and families had nowhere...

Blog, Disasters & Conflicts, News


Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami hits Tonga

by Eleanor Knight 19th January 2022

On January 13, 2021, a volcano erupted in Tonga. The underwater eruption caused tsunami waves throughout the South Pacific. ShelterBox is monitoring the situation.

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.

Blog


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.

Blog


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...

Blog


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.

Blog


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...

Blog


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...

Blog


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

Blog


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...

Blog


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...

Blog


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...

Blog


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.

Blog


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...

Blog


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...