ONLY 1 IN 5 FAMILIES RECEIVE SHELTER AFTER DISASTER
Our research reveals a significant funding gap
Have you ever stopped to think about how important it is to have a roof over your head?
It makes you feel safe. It offers security for you, your family and your possessions. It protects you from the driving rain or beating sun. It can even help you to get access public services and community networks.
SULAWESI ISLAND HAS BEEN HIT BY A 7.5 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE AND A DEVASTATING TSUNAMI, FLATTENING EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.
1.7 million people affected by Guatemala’s biggest volcanic eruption for 44 years – Emergency shelter experts ShelterBox have aid standing by in Panama, and are talking to in-country Rotary contacts
25 people are known to have died, and more may be buried under ash and lava, as the Fuego volcano in Guatemala affected different areas of Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez and Escuintla. One entire community, El Rodeo, is suspected to be buried. ShelterBox is in touch with colleagues in the Central American country, and monitoring any need for its aid.
New Philippines base in the path of Typhoon Alley has ‘already improved our ability to respond to this season’s storms
Disaster relief agency ShelterBox set up its new operations base in the Philippines in time for tropical storms Kai Tak and Tembin.
TROPICAL STORMS DISPLACE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
In December 2017, Tropical Storms brought devastation to the Philippines triggering devastating mudslides and flooding.
When Storm Kai-tak, known as Urduja in the Philippines, made landfall in early December, it released two months of rainfall within 48 hours. Thousands of families were forced to flee after the storm destroyed over 30,000 homes.
Not out of danger