Shelter is more than just a roof – it’s a home. It’s the foundation for life, for families, for communities, for peace.

When natural disasters and conflicts rob people of their homes, we can’t wave a magic wand to replace what was lost, but we can help create something new. We can provide people with the tools to start the process of their own recovery.

Your support provides shelter that protects families from burning heat, bitter cold, dangerous animals and disease, and so much more. A shelter creates a space where families can have privacy from the rest of the world, where they can feel safety and security in being together.

When people are plunged into crisis, normality is suspended. But good, quality shelter can cut through the chaos. It doesn’t just give people space to heal from physical and emotional trauma, but it gives them roots, roots that go far deeper than a simple tent peg.

A recipient of ShelterBox's emergency shelter after a Hurricane in Dominica

Recovery in Dominica

Discover how 81-year-old Simon started rebuilding his life with the help of ShelterBox after Hurricane Irma.

Read Simon’s story


Community Support in Peru

We provided invaluable shelter to Yolanda and her community when Peru was hit by sudden flooding.

Read Yolanda’s story

A recipient of ShelterBox's emergency shelter after Hurricane Irma

Recovery after Hurricane Irma

Our team helped Amy’s family start rebuilding after Hurricane Irma destroyed their home.

Read Amy’s story

ShelterBox emergency shelter after Cyclone Winston in Fiji

Relief from the storm in Fiji

See how Diane and baby Yokimi were able to rebuild and recover, thanks to ShelterBox.

Read Diane and Yokimi’s story

ShelterBox distributes emergency shelter and essential aid to families in Nepal, following the 2015 earthquake

Rebuilding after the Nepal earthquakes

We helped Surya and her village mend and create shelters.

Read Surya’s story

ShelterBox global impact provides a family in Malaysia with emergency shelter after flooding destroyed their home

A chance to start again in Malaysia

Our Reponse Team provided Ismail and his family with a place to live.

Read Ismail’s story

ShelterBox global impact providing emergency shelter in the Philippines

Answering prayers in the Philippines

How we helped 82 year old Valentin find hope after the worst storm he’d ever experienced.

Read Valentin’s story

ShelterBox NZ global impact distributing aid in Gaza

A little piece of home in Gaza

We provided the tools to begin the process of recovery.

Read the Moammar family’s story