We are committed to supporting disaster-affected families who are vulnerable to coronavirus


For 20 years, we have helped people build emergency shelter.

As coronavirus spreads, we need to act fast and use our experience and expertise in new ways.

Emergency shelter can help to slow the spread of coronavirus in overcrowded camps and settlements before it’s too late.

We’ll continue to provide the right materials and training to help people build shelter or reorganise temporary settlements to provide more space so that people are able to physically distance to prevent the spread of the virus.

And our household items like cooking sets, blankets and water filters will help families reduce sharing and stay as healthy as possible.

And we won’t stop there. We will push for the rights of people in disaster zones, making sure politicians and policymakers understand the urgent need to help families find shelter and stay safe.

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Disasters don't stop.

The coronavirus pandemic has made our work more urgent than ever.

Despite the challenges, we are committed to reaching vulnerable disaster-hit families, who now face this new and deadly threat.

Hurricanes and cyclones, conflicts and earthquakes – disasters will continue to hit. We’ll keep working to provide emergency shelter, help slow the spread of coronavirus and save lives.

Global travel restrictions are making it tougher for us to support communities around the world. But our links with local partners, combined with our storage of shelter materials and tools in locations globally, means we are still able to get shelter to the families who need it most.

And we’re doing everything we can to make sure that happens.


Learn where we're working

From providing emergency shelter to conflict-affected families in Syria, to helping families recover in the Philippines and beyond, learn where we're at work right now around the world.

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As coronavirus spreads, shelter saves lives. Discover how we are working to help people protect themselves in dangerously crowded camps and disaster zones.

Coronavirus Appeal

We are helping families now and our vital support will help keep people as healthy as possible. Please support vulnerable families today.

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The virus is a deadly risk for vulnerable families who have lost their homes. The impact in crowded  camps and makeshift settlements  in places like  Syria, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso  could be devastating.

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