Everyone deserves a place to call home.

Right now, more than 100 million people around the world have lost their homes to disaster and conflict. We are working to change this. By providing emergency shelter, tools, and household supplies to displaced families after disaster, we enable families to begin to rebuild and recover, transforming despair into hope.


ShelterBox exists to ensure no one is without shelter after disaster. We often work in places that others don’t, making sure that we reach families who need support to take the next step in resuming their livelihoods.

From Cameroon to Syria, all the way to Ukraine and the Philippines, ShelterBox has provided shelter to over 2.5 million people.

We won’t stop until we see a world where no one is without shelter after disaster.

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Ukraine Crisis

Brutal conflict in Ukraine has left millions of people with no safe place to call home. Innocent civilians are being killed, families and lives are being torn apart.

Now, one year after the start of the war, almost 18 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

ShelterBox has helped more than 37,000 people affected by the war in Ukraine so far. We’ve supported people displaced within Ukraine, as well as refugees who crossed the border into Moldova.

With our attention now firmly on supporting people through the bitter winter months, we’ll be reaching around 30,000 more people with essential items to help them survive.

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Are you ready to go further to support families around the world after disaster?

ShelterBox New Zealand’s Trek 4 Shelter campaign invites adventurous New Zealanders to explore the natural wonders of the world for an important cause.

By taking part in one of our Trek 4 Shelter adventures and fundraising along the way, you’ll be helping to provide families with essential shelter aid, including our Shelter Kits, solar lights, water filters and mosquito nets — life-saving aid items that help people and communities recover following some of the world’s worst disasters and conflicts.

A Global Impact

ShelterBox’s story begins in the year 2000, when the Rotary Club of Helston Lizard in Cornwall (UK), championed a simple idea to package up essential shelter items, and deliver them to those affected by disaster.

The idea was sparked by watching the news and wanting to do more after seeing that people seemed to be left with nothing after disaster.

They initially hoped to help 8-10 families per year.

Over 20 years later, ShelterBox has developed into a global organisation, dedicated to transforming despair into hope for those who need it most.

Although we’ve grown and changed over time, our core focus remains the same – helping families rebuild after disaster.