Where We Are Working

Get the latest updates from the field and discover where we're supporting communities around the world in the aftermath of natural disaster and conflict.

Pakistan


Flooding

Severe monsoon flooding in Pakistan has left thousands of people with nowhere to live. The disaster has affected more than 33 million people and around 1 million houses have been damaged or destroyed.

A ShelterBox response team is in Pakistan working to support thousands of people left with nowhere to live.

We are focusing our attention on the most affected areas of Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

Learn more about the situation in Pakistan and see how you can help.

UKRAINE


CONFLICT

We are responding to the Ukraine crisis. We are working on three projects – two within Ukraine and one to support refugees fleeing the county. 

1. Working with our partner, People in Need, we’re providing thousands of mattresses in Ukraine. Our aid is being distributed to collective centres, offering people somewhere to sleep and keep warm at night.  

2. Together with ReliefAid, we are distributing shelter kits with tools and rope, high thermal blankets, hygiene kits, solar lights, buckets and water carriers to help people survive in buildings damaged by the conflict. 

3. We’ll be supporting refugees in neighbouring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash. 

ETHIOPIA


CONFLICT

Millions of people have been forced to flee their homes due to violent conflict, rising hunger and economic instability.

Working with our partner IOM, we’ve supported people with emergency shelter, household essentials and hygiene items. In 2021, people received tarpaulins, rope, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, water carriers, carry sacks and kitchen sets.

We’re now working on another project with IOM to help 60,000 people.

We will be supporting communities in the Somali region who are affected by the drought, and communities in Afar who are returning to their homes following the Tigray conflict to find them damaged, destroyed and looted.

SOMALIA


Drought

The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in more than forty years.

After four consecutive failed rainy seasons in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, people are living on the brink of famine.

Across East Africa, almost 36 million people have been affected by the drought. More than 1.5 million people are displaced, and many of them are on the move as they desperately search for food.

We’re responding in Somalia, where the drought has affected 7.8 million people. 

Vulnerable communities who are in urgent need of support will be receiving ShelterBox aid items.

Find out more about the situation in East Africa.

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MOZAMBIQUE


CONFLICT

The conflict in northern Mozambique is driving one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises.

Since October 2017, an Islamic extremist group has been launching violent attacks on civilians in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

With help from our partner CARE Mozambique, we have supported vulnerable communities with shelter kits, thermal blankets, solar lights, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, and mosquito nets.

Aid distributions and post-distribution monitoring activities are now complete. We are now planning our next project in the country to support even more people.

Syria


CONFLICT

In Syria the need for humanitarian support is greater than ever. 

Working with our partner Bahar, we have recently provided over 3,000 families in the Northeast with tarpaulins and rope to reinforce their tents. Mattresses, carpets, and thermal blankets have helped families to feel safe and stay warm. In addition, we provided baby grows, coats and other clothing to help families keep their children warm during the tough winter months.

We’ve also been working with ReliefAid Organization to support families in the Northwest who have been affected by flooding in early March. Aid distributions are now complete.

Hamda and her children (pictured above) are one of the millions of families who were forced to flee their home in Syria. They are currently living at a displacement camp.

Yemen


CONFLICT

Yemen is currently the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

It is a result of the bitter civil war, starvation, and a failing economy.

We have partnered with BCHR (Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief) to support vulnerable communities as violence flares up again. Together we are providing tents, tarpaulins, water filters, soap, masks and other household items.

Aid distributions are now complete, but we’re planning another project to support more people.

Learn more

LAKE CHAD BASIN


THE FORGOTTEN CRISIS

Working with our partner ACTED, we supported families like Amgujja's with tarpaulins, and other essential items. She said, “It has really helped the condition of our shelter. We have new tarpaulin to cover our household, which will hopefully keep out the rain during the rainy season.”

Since 2009, Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in Northern Nigeria. The violence has since spread to the neighbouring regions of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Around 10.7 million people in the Lake Chad region are in need of relief assistance. 2.4 million people are estimated to have been displaced and perpetual insecurity continues to drive displacement.

In Nigeria, we have supported over 6,000 families since 2018 with help from our partner ACTED. This year, we have been working together to support 1,000 families with a type of shelter known locally as the Bama shelter, and 386 household item kits including sleeping mats, blankets, and kitchen sets.

In Cameroon, we have supported over 20,000 families since 2015. This year, we’ve been working with IEDA Relief to support refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country with tents, shelter kits, rope and tarpaulins, and other essential household items. Aid distributions are complete.

Burkina Faso


CONFLICT

Burkina Faso is one of the fastest-growing displacement crises in Africa.

Almost 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to extremist violence. Efforts by both government forces and local militias to fight it have uprooted even more communities.

Together with our partner, HELP, we’ve supported over 4,000 families since 2020. We’ve provided tarpaulins, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, blankets, soap and buckets.

We’re now working on another project to support more families. We are distributing emergency shelters known as Sahelian tents. These tents are constructed from locally sourced materials and offer a more durable structure for displaced families who have fled their homes to escape extremist violence.

YOUR SUPPORT CHANGES LIVES

When disasters destroy homes, shelter is essential. Your donation will provide the tools and materials to create quality shelters, and rebuild lives. We use your support to choose exactly the right aid for each community after disaster strikes.

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