Gaza appeal

ShelterBox is responding to provide emergency shelter and other essential items for people left with nowhere to live.

Please donate today to provide emergency shelter for people affected in Gaza and other disasters around the world.

Image credit – Mohammed Zaanoun

What is happening in Gaza?


Up to 1.9 million people are displaced

That’s 85% of the population with no choice but to shelter in community buildings like schools, makeshift shelters, or out in the open. There is severe overcrowding and disease is spreading. People don’t have what they need to protect themselves or their families from the harsh winter weather.

We are providing emergency items like tarpaulins and rope, to help people make damaged buildings and other shelters watertight. Blankets, mattresses, pillows and floormats will help people to stay warm. We’re providing washing sets, water carriers, kitchen sets, and items like diapers, toothbrushes, and sanitary items. Vital items for people with no belongings and unable to return home.

Credit: Mohammed Zaanoun

Access to water, food and medicine is very difficult. It’s made worse by fuel shortages. Without electricity, people cannot use lights in the dark evenings, keep warm, or cook food.

Together with our partner MAP we’ll be sourcing items in Egypt and Türkiye. The situation is complex, but our aid will reach people via the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

With your support, we can provide emergency shelter and essential items to the people who have nowhere to live in Gaza, and around the world.

ShelterBox continues to call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire and protection of all civilians. As a humanitarian organization, ShelterBox must remain neutral and apolitical. We go wherever the humanitarian need of civilians is the highest, and right now that is in Gaza.

ShelterBox is working in conflict and disaster zones all around the world. Learn more about our work.