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.

THE PHILIPPINES


SUPER TYPHOON RAI

We are responding in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Rai left half a million people displaced.

The typhoon, known locally as Odette, was the most severe storm to hit the Philippines in 2021. The equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, it caused widespread destruction.

Communities are receiving emergency shelter and other aid items like solar lights. Distributions are led by ShelterBox Operations Philippines with support from our local Rotary contacts.

We are hoping to reach over 9,000 families in total.

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.

According to OCHA, the number of people uprooted from their homes increased from 172,000 in April 2020 to over 732,000 people by May 2021.

The continued violence has caused a lot of displacement and insecurity in the area.

The situation is chaotic. Every day, more people arrive in neighbouring districts on foot, by boat, or bus, to escape the violence.

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

Syria


CONFLICT

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

Working with our partner ReliefAid, we have provided families in Idlib with tarpaulins and rope to reinforce their tents. Mattresses, carpets, thermal blankets and kitchen sets have helped families to feel safe, stay warm and prepare meals. In addition, families received soap and clothing sets.

We have also worked with Bahar Organization to support families in the northeast with tents as well as packed boxes.

Right now, we’re working with our partners again to support even more vulnerable families during the tough winter months. We’re providing tarpaulins and rope, clothing and boots, essential household items, soap and washbasins, and re-usable face masks.

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.

Haiti


EARTHQUAKE

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in August 2021.

Buildings were flattened and hospitals already under strain from COVID-19 were overwhelmed.

Tropical Storm Grace dumped more than a foot of rain over some of the worst affected areas just days later. ShelterBox sent a team to Haiti shortly after.

Together with our partner Habitat for Humanity Haiti, we have supported families who have lost their homes.

Aid distributions are complete and we’re now conducting post-distribution monitoring activities through our partner.

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 are partnering with BCHR (Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief) to support vulnerable communities as violence flares up again.

Together we will be providing tents, tarpaulins, water filters, and other household items.

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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 been working with our partner ACTED to support nearly 2,000 internally displaced families with shelter kits. Distributions are now complete and we’re currently planning for our next project.

In Cameroon, we have supported nearly 15,000 families since 2015. In 2020, we worked with our partner IEDA Relief to provide families with tents, shelter kits and other essential aid items. Right now, we’re working on a new project with IEDA Relief to support even more refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country. We are providing tents, shelter kits, rope and tarpaulins, and other essential household items.

ETHIOPIA


CONFLICT

In early November 2020, escalating tension between Ethiopia’s federal government and the regional leadership in Tigray erupted into armed conflict.

Formal military operations ceased when the Tigrayan capital of Mekelle was captured by government forces at the end of November 2020.

But millions of people remain at risk from inadequate shelter and continued insecurity. Severe food shortages leave millions in an even more vulnerable situation.

And on top of this, families are also facing the constant threat of coronavirus.

Working with our partner IOM, we’ve been supporting people who fled their homes within Tigray with emergency shelter, household essentials and hygiene items.

Families received tarpaulins, rope, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, water carriers, carry sacks and kitchen sets. We’ve also provided washbasins, soap, and water jugs, to help prevent a devastating outbreak of coronavirus.

We’re now planning another project to support more vulnerable families.

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.

Increased violence through 2019 has continued in 2020, and the situation is not getting any better. Some of the families forced to flee are able to stay with relatives or friends, but many more are in crowded camps or buildings such as schools.

The insecurity and instability make it difficult for aid workers to reach some of the people in need, and coronavirus is making the situation even worse.

Despite the many challenges for humanitarian organisations, we have been working with our partner HELP to support vulnerable communities.

Together with our partner, we’ve supported over 1,900 families in the Centre Nord region since 2020.

We have been working again with HELP to support more people with tarpaulins, kitchen sets, sleeping mats, blankets, and other essential items, including soap and buckets.

Aid distributions are now complete, but we’re working on developing another project to support more families.

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