Malawi - Severe Flooding

Floods hit Malawi in early March and intensified after Cyclone Idai brought heavy rains to Southern Africa from 14 March. This has forced approximately 86,980 Malawians from their homes.

We have been closely monitoring the impact of the flooding and cyclone across the region, which has also affected Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Distributions have now concluded in both Chikwawa and Mulanje. Our support includes Shelter Kits, Water Filters, Blankets, Kitchen Sets and Mosquito Nets.

Learn more about our response in Malawi and how your support can help families recover from this devastating storm.


In Ethiopia, ongoing violence and conflict have forced families to flee. 

It is estimated that nearly 1 million people have been displaced due to fear and violence in the Oromia region in southern Ethiopia.

Thanks to partnerships with local organizations in the area, ShelterBox aid has reached almost 2000 families who have sought shelter in the area of West Guji.

Distributions for Phase B, sheltering 1,500 families in West Guji have also now been completed. Post Distribution Monitoring has commenced.

Stay tuned for more updates on this conflict and how you can help families recover.

Somaliland - Drought

Somaliland has 2 rainy seasons, April – June and October – November. Rainfall in 2017 was well below average, causing severe drought, which led to the internal displacement of more than 701,500 people in the first half of 2017. The 2018 Gu rains (April – June), were significantly above what was anticipated causing further displacement, particularly across the central regions of Somalia. This has worsened conditions in already overcrowded camps.

There is a huge need for humanitarian assistance with an estimated 2.1 million people internally displaced across Somalia, 1.3 million of which are children.  

Project 3 included tarpaulins, ropes and aid items. This package changed after receiving feedback from Post Distribution Monitoring after project 1. ShelterBox aid has reached over 3000 families.

Discussions about the most recent project proposal (project 4) is currently under review.


Lake Chad Basin - The Forgotten Crisis

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.

To date (since 2015) 11,000 families across Cameron, Niger, Nigeria, and Chad have received aid to restart and recover.

Learn more about the crisis here, and how ShelterBox response teams are providing relief


The conflict in the Syrian Region is entering its eighth year. What started out as a peaceful protest in 2011 has since become a brutal and complex civil war. In January alone, 270,000 people were displaced.

We’re working with our partners, Hand in Hand for Syria, ReliefAid and Bahar Organisation, to help those affected.

So far, in 2018 we have helped nearly 2,000 families by providing tents, tarpaulins, water carriers and solar lights.

In total, we have helped 45,000 families who have been displaced by the war in the Syrian Region.

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