Our Essential Aid Items

Providing families the tools they need to make a shelter into a home

We know that a home is much more than bricks and mortar or tarpaulin and tent pegs.

That’s why we also offer other disaster relief items that are essential for survival and can help to turn a shelter into a home.

We customize the items based on the type of disaster or conflict as well as the location, to ensure families receive the exact aid they need to begin the process of rebuilding their lives.

Read on to learn about the aspects of home that your support can provide for a family in need.


When families can’t start rebuilding their homes immediately, we supply large, sturdy tents that can withstand extreme weather conditions and temperatures.

Like us, our range of aid is adaptable. We don’t just supply one type of tent, but a variety. From padded tents that can safely accommodate a stove, to medium-sized tents that fit in small spaces and ones that can last years if needed, we’ve got it covered.

More about our tent options

Building Materials

Our ShelterKits are built around a selection of hardwearing tools and materials that are customized to suit the needs of each community.

The tools and materials we send, provide the essentials families need to start rebuilding homes straight away, ranging from tough tarpaulin and timber to corrugated sheeting and even room dividers.

The versatile tools we provide can help with everything from clearing rubble to building shelters and even tending crops.

We also provide small toolkits inside our ShelterBoxes, which can be used to build furniture, cut firewood and make repairs.


The LuminAID solar lights we send can last up to 24 hours on just one charge on the lowest setting. They are lightweight and can float in water, making them easy to carry in any situation.

Because they are so safe, cheap, and easy to use, families use solar lights in different ways – for work, education, family activities, or simply moving around at night.

Solar lights not only illuminate dark and dangerous paths, but they enable families to cook meals and children to finish their homework when it gets dark. They help create safe environments where people can pick up their daily routine.

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A light in the dark can offer safety and security.


A comforting warmth when temperatures begin to drop.

Blankets, groundsheets and mattresses not only provide vital warmth, but comfort too when families are recovering from disaster.

These simple items can be used in a variety of ways, from bedding to room dividers, and help turn a shelter into a home.

Clean Water

When disasters devastate the landscape and force families far from home, it can be hard to access safe, clean water.

By providing families with water containers and purification equipment, safe drinking water becomes one less thing to worry about.

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Safe drinking water becomes one less thing to worry about.

Family Meals

Helping families spend quality time together.

Family meals help to provide the framework of everyday life.

By providing cooking sets, containing a range of sturdy utensils, families can spend quality time together. They can eat meals that provide normality and nourishment.


In countries where insect-borne diseases are common, our mosquito nets are a simple and effective way to keep families safe.

Coated with insecticide, the mosquito nets offer an extra layer of protection by killing insects on and around the net.

Offering protection from insect-borne diseases.


Disaster can rob parents and their children of everything. But with the right materials at the right time, families find ingenious ways to rebuild their lives.