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The Impossible Choice: Aftermath of an Earthquake

by JoAnna Black November 3, 2021

Do you sleep outside in the rain or do you sleep in the remains of your crumbling home? For families in Haiti, this question was their reality. Learn more about how ShelterBox responded in Haiti.

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The Forgotten Crises: Mozambique

by Stephanie Christensen October 8, 2021

Since 2017, over 800,000 people have been displaced in Mozambique – but there is very little coverage on this crisis. Read more about the situation and how ShelterBox is working to help.

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The Forgotten Crises: Burkina Faso

by Stephanie Christensen September 22, 2021

Once hailed a beacon of hope, Burkina Faso has now been experiencing one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises. Learn more about this devastating crisis that is often missed in the news.

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Stronger Together: How we worked with partners to respond in Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota

by JoAnna Black August 27, 2021

Read how we worked with Rotary and Habitat for Humanity to support families in Honduras after Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

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World Humanitarian Day 2021

by Heather Stevens August 19, 2021

Discover everything you need to know about World Humanitarian Day and meet three real-life humanitarians.

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Our Rotary Heroes

by ShelterBox Canada August 6, 2021

Read about a few of our current ShelterBox Canada Hero award winners and how they supported us throughout the last year. 

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The Forgotten Crises: What is happening in the Lake Chad Basin?

by Stephanie Christensen August 3, 2021

Conflict has devastated the Lake Chad Basin for the last 12 years, and affects over 10 million people across four countries. Learn more about this crisis and the families who desperately need humanitarian assistance.

A woman holding a child stands next to another woman in front of a tent. The women are both smiling.

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How Innovation Supports Sustainability

by JoAnna Black July 27, 2021

When families receive ShelterBox aid, it is theirs to keep and use however they wish. Over the years, we have seen many examples of innovative ways that families use their aid items, from convenience stores to hair salons and more. Read on to learn the creative ways families use their aid to support sustainability.

Domi looking at the camera, wearing his ShelterBox lanyard and a safety vest

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Interview with Domi from ShelterBox Operations Philippines

by Heather Stevens July 19, 2021

We spoke to Domi, the warehouse and logistics supervisor at the ShelterBox Operations Philippines office. Read on to hear about his journey with ShelterBox, what his job involves, and his message to ShelterBox supporters.

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Monitoring Impact in Burkina Faso

by JoAnna Black July 9, 2021

At ShelterBox, we constantly strive to improve our aid by talking to families who have received it. Recently, in-country teams returned to families to find out how the aid you provided impacted their recovery.

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The Forgotten Crises: Five things you need to know about Tigray

by Stephanie Christensen July 6, 2021

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the world’s gravest humanitarian crises, with over 4.5 million people in desperate need of assistance. Here are the five things you should know.

Families in Ethiopia line up to receive ShelterBox aid

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Does Famine Still Exist?

by JoAnna Black June 30, 2021

Does famine still exist? Learn more about what famine means, what causes it, and how you can help families experiencing humanitarian crisis.

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G7 Summit 2021: What will be on the table?

by ShelterBox Canada June 3, 2021

The G7 is taking place in Cornwall, the location of our ShelterBox Headquarters. Our CEO, Sanj Srikanthan, shared these thoughts on what topics need to be a priority this year.

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Mount Nyiragongo: The Aftermath of a Volcanic Eruption

by Stephanie Christensen May 28, 2021

On the evening of May 22, 2021, Mount Nyiragongo volcano suddenly erupted in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Learn more about the deadly impact a volcano can have and how ShelterBox prepares to respond to these disasters.

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2 Million Reasons to Thank You

by JoAnna Black May 10, 2021

ShelterBox has reached an amazing and important milestone. And it’s all because of you!

As of April 2021, ShelterBox has supported 2 million people in their recovery after disaster or conflict has devastated their lives. This includes people who’ve been given full shelters, tools to rebuild, and household items to help return to normal. Whatever the disaster, whatever the need, you have been there for 2 million people!

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One Year On: How coronavirus has affected our work

by JoAnna Black April 8, 2021

In the last year, coronavirus has changed everything. From the way we work to the way we socialize, we’ve adapted in many areas of our lives.

And it’s no different here at ShelterBox.

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What we learned after opening ShelterBox Operations Philippines

by Heather Stevens February 5, 2021

In 2017, ShelterBox established an in-country office in the Philippines to help with disaster responses in the most disaster-stricken country in the world. Learn more about what this experience has taught us.

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Remembering major earthquake responses – Gujarat 2001 and Haiti 2010

by Heather Stevens January 21, 2021

January 2001 and 2010 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Read about two of our most important earthquake responses and learn more about earthquakes.

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Remote Training: How we’re training teams and communities during coronavirus

by JoAnna Black December 11, 2020

Delivering training is crucial for the success of our projects. See how we’ve conducted remote training this year despite the challenges posed by coronavirus.

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20 Years of ShelterBox: 4 Volunteer Stories that Take us Back

by ShelterBox Canada November 17, 2020

As we celebrate our 20th birthday this year, we couldn’t forget our volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to help us make sure families receive emergency shelter after disaster.