OUR CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

AS CORONAVIRUS SPREADS, SHELTER SAVES LIVES

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

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

The potential impact of the pandemic in places where we’re already working – like crowded camps and makeshift settlements in Syria, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso – is terrifying.

These are places more cramped than the Diamond Princess cruise ship, where the virus spread four times faster than it did in Wuhan.

These are places where many people are already vulnerable because of underlying health issues and a lack of food. Where health care facilities are either non-existent or struggle to cope with demand at the best of times.

These are places where the impact of coronavirus could be more devastating than anything we have seen so far.

In the face of this coronavirus crisis, shelter means more than ever.

‘IT’S NOT OVER UNTIL IT’S OVER EVERYWHERE’


In this short video, ShelterBox Trust Chief Executive, Sanj Srikanthan explains just how vital emergency shelter aid will be for families around the world during this global pandemic.

HOW DOES SHELTER SAVE LIVES?

Shelter can help slow the spread of coronavirus in crowded camps and villages

Find out why shelter is absolutely vital right now.

HOW WE’RE RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS


Global travel restrictions are making it tougher for us to undertake our vital work.

But our links with local partners worldwide, combined with our storage of shelter materials and tools in multiple locations globally, means we are still able to get shelter to the families who need it most.

Find out how we’re adapting the way we work during the coronavirus pandemic.

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