Cyclone Idai - Severe Flooding
Cyclone Idai has swept through Southern Africa bringing high winds and heavy rainfall.
The storm has worsened flooding situations in many countries and has been called the worst disaster to ever hit the southern hemisphere. An estimated 1.7 million people have been affected by this storm and at least 125,000 have been forced from their homes. In Malawi alone, over 500 people are missing
ShelterBox Response Teams are headed to affected areas to understand each communities needs and provide exactly what they need to self recover.
Learn more about Cyclone Idai and how your support can help families recover from this devastating storm.
ETHIOPIA - CONFLICT
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
SYRIAN REGION - ONGOING CONFLICT
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.