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Humans of ShelterBox: Johanna’s Story
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
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
On January 13, 2021, a volcano erupted in Tonga. The underwater eruption caused tsunami waves throughout the South Pacific. ShelterBox is monitoring the situation.
Displaced by the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia
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.
A forgotten crisis: Five things you need to know about the Tigray conflict
Right now, a devastating humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Tigray, a region in the north of Ethiopia. And yet, few people know about it.
[PRESS RELEASE] ShelterBox responds to families devastated by Haiti earthquake
ShelterBox is sending a team to the Caribbean region, after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake and continuing aftershocks rocked Haiti on Saturday 14th August 2021.
Surviving Tropical Cyclone Harold
On 6th April 2020, category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall in Vanuatu, devastating families’ livelihoods and robbing people of their homes.
Phuleswari’s Story of Recovery
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...
One Year On: How Coronavirus Has Affected Our Work
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.
Remembering major earthquake responses: Gujarat 2001 and Haiti 2010
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...
Remote training: how we’re training teams and communities during coronavirus
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...
Logistics at ShelterBox: how do we get aid to the people that need it?
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...
Preparing For a Busy Hurricane Season
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
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...
Why information is vital in the fight against coronavirus in Paraguay
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...
2020 Vision: Q&A with ShelterBox Australia CEO, Mike Greenslade
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...
How Has Our Disaster Response Work Changed During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
ShelterBox has always benefitted from a global network of partnerships, and those relationships are more important than ever in the era of coronavirus.
Escaping Boko Haram Violence: Fatima’s Story
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...
Black Lives Matter: A Statement from ShelterBox
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...
Responding during a pandemic – Working in partnership is in our DNA
At ShelterBox, the idea that we can't do it alone is central to who we are. We have always focused on building lasting relationships and powerful partnerships so we can support the people who need us...