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Every year hundreds and thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Through no fault of their own and often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival and our mission is to help them.

ShelterBox is the premier international aid organization that provides emergency shelter and life-saving equipment following disasters such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.
Since we began in 2000, we have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; we have responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known. Alongside this, we have also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media. Simply put, if there are families in need of emergency shelter, we will do everything we can to help them.

Our vision

A world in which all people displaced by disasters and humanitarian crises are rapidly provided with emergency shelter and vital aid, which will help rebuild their communities and lives.

Our mission
To rapidly provide emergency shelter and vital aid to tabilise, protect and support communities overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.


Our Values

Respect: Respect is at the forefront of our decisions and actions. We value diversity and the empowerment of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and supporters.

Honesty and integrity: Our actions and decisions are bound by ethical principles. We highly value trust and we strive to communicate clearly and truthfully.
Accountability: We are accountable to beneficiaries, donors, staff and partners. We are committed to using the resources entrusted to us wisely and as efficiently as possible and we take responsibility for our decisions and actions.
Resourcefulness: We strive to be adaptable, flexible and agile in our response to changing situations, while always acting in the best interest of beneficiaries.