Like you, the team here at ShelterBox are concerned about the impact COVID-19 is having on our lives and the world around us.
We are committed to providing vulnerable families with a place to call home throughout this Covid-19 pandemic.
Our partners in-country are getting our emergency shelter to people who need it, whilst implementing the social distancing rules.
There is still a massive need for humanitarian support. Covid-19 has made that need even more urgent.
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.
We have partnered with Islamic Relief Pakistan 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).
Horn of Africa - 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.
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 are supporting refugees in neighbouring countries with high priority items they can carry with them, like hygiene items and cash.
Mozambique - CONFLICT
The conflict in northern Mozambique is driving one of the world’s fastest-growing displacement crises. At least 1.5 million people in northern Mozambique are in need of humanitarian assistance this year as a result of the continued impact of armed conflict, violence, and insecurity in Cabo Delgado Province (Source: OCHA).
Our second project seeks to support families with 3,000 Shelter Survival Kits, 3,000 Shelter Kits, and 3,000 Family Kits. Distributions are ongoing.
Burkina Faso - CONFLICT
In 2022, the number of people in need of shelter and essential household items is estimated at 1.5 million. Armed and violent extremists have forced people to flee from their homes for safety. More than 3 million people are also facing food insecurity as a result of the conflict as farmers have had to abandon their land and crops to flee violence.
ShelterBox has been responding to this conflict since 2020.
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.
Lake Chad Basin - CONFLICT
Since 2009, Boko Haram has been waging an insurgency in the central Sahel region, which includes the countries of Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. Learn more
The crisis in Northeast Nigeria’s BAY States of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa, is now in its 12th year. Displacement happens because of armed conflict between government forces and insurgent groups, the desertification of Northeast Nigeria, the shrinking of the remaining herding sites, and an increased frequency of floods in the past few years.
Since 2015, we’ve provided shelter and essential aid to over 25,000 families in Cameroon who have been forced from their homes due to Boko Haram violence, climatic changes, or economic pressures.
As of 10th October 2022 floods have affected about 180,000 people in the Mayo-Danay and Logone et Chari divisions. 10,000 hectares of fields in the extreme-Nord province have been affected further exacerbating food insecurity in the region. The security situation remains volatile, characterized by incursions and attacks between organized armed groups and state groups.
In 2022, our 11th project seeks to shelter approximately 9,800 households or 53,300 individuals in the Far North region of Cameroon with a range of emergency transitional and durable shelters.