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.

Take a look at how we’re helping to build peace, one family at a time here.

Building peace

Recovery in Dominica

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

Recovery after Hurricane Irma

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

Read Amy’s story

Relief from the storm in Fiji

Our team helped Diane and baby Yokimi rebuild and recover.

Read Diane and Yokimi’s story

Rebuilding after the Nepal earthquakes

We helped Surya and her village mend and create shelters.

Read Surya’s story

A chance to start again in Malaysia

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

Read Ismail’s story

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

A little piece of home in Gaza

We provided the tools to begin the process of recovery.

Read the Moammar family’s story