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monday, march 19:

Fionn Mckee (UK) and Rebecca Ridgeway (UK) are Response Team members and ShelterBox International Operations Coordinators. They are heading to Van in Turkey to carry out a Monitoring and Evaluation programme of ShelterBox's deployment there in September 2011 after two earthquakes. They will be reviewing the thermal layer and gathering feedback from beneficiaries.

monday, 12 december:

Hat, glove and scarf sets sent by ShelterBox have all been distributed by a local NGO. Deployment is complete.

Wedensday, 30 November:

1,341 ShelterBox tents and liners have been distributed by the last ShelterBox Response Team who has now returned.

A need for a further need for emeergency shelter has been identified and Operations are looking for a guaranteed logistics plan.

thursday, 24 november:

SRT members are  working hard to provide shelter as quickly as possible as the displaced people’s plight has been worsened by freezing conditions after the first heavy snowfall of winter, with more cold weather expected over the next three months.

1035 boxes have been distributed to date along with over 10,000 sets of hats, gloves and scarfs for children and adults.

tuesday, 15 november:


The latest earthquake that struck southeast Turkey on 9 November has left many of the tens of thousands of displaced people terrified to enter their homes again, fearing they might collapse.

thursday, 10 november: 

Turkey is reeling after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck again in Van last night. The area was still in recovery after a previous earthquake caused extensive damage just over two weeks ago.

wednesday, 26 october:

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members David Eby (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) arrived in Van, a city close to the epicentre of the earthquake, this morning, 26 October.

The Turkish Government has officially requested international assistance and the team are holding discussions with the authorities and other partners to establish how to get urgently required emergency shelter to those in need.

It is estimated that over two thousand buildings have been destroyed and there have been reports that thousands of people have had to sleep outdoors in freezing temperatures.

Monday, 25 October:

ShelterBox is responding to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southeast Turkey on Sunday 23 October, with the epicentre at the village of Tabanli, 20 kilometres north of Van city. 

Two hundred people have been reported as killed following the collapse of dozens of buildings across the region; with thousands more homes severely damaged and many more fatalities expected to be confirmed within the next 24 hours.

ShelterBox is liaising with the Turkish Red Crescent Society and other local contacts with Mark Pearson, ShelterBox Field Operations Specialist, en-route to the affected area.

Wednesday 26 October 2011:

Following the massive earthquake that struck southeast Turkey on 23 October, a ShelterBox team is on the ground in the affected area to offer assistance to families in need.

ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) members David Eby (US) and Mark Pearson (UK) arrived in Van, a city close to the epicentre of the earthquake, this morning, 26 October.

The Turkish Government has officially requested international assistance and the team are holding discussions with the authorities and other partners to establish how to get urgently required emergency shelter to those in need. It is estimated that over two thousand buildings have been destroyed and there have been reports that thousands of people have had to sleep outdoors in freezing temperatures. back