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SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans

Wednesday 28 January 2015

SchoolBoxes from Cornwall arrive in West Africa for ebola orphans

An aid chain that started in Cornwall in December is now putting smiles on the faces of children in Freetown, affected by the scourge of ebola. 

Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another!

Monday 26 January 2015

Malaysian floodwater places one house on top of another!

Ismail Nick Mustafa and his family have an amazing story to tell. Like thousands of others, they had a narrow escape as they fled from rising floodwater.  But days later an unbelievable sight awaited them when they returned to their home…

ShelterBox answers Malawi President’s call for humanitarian aid as floodwaters rise

Thursday 22 January 2015

ShelterBox answers Malawi President’s call for humanitarian aid as floodwaters rise

Landlocked Malawi in SE Africa is the latest destination for ShelterBox in response to flooding chaos. In the worst floods for over forty years tens of thousands have fled their homes, and an estimated 170 have died as a month’s worth of rain fell in 24 hours.

Rotary International extends its project partnership with ShelterBox

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Rotary International extends its project partnership with ShelterBox

ShelterBox is proud to be Rotary International’s only official project partner worldwide. Now, with the relationship being extended into 2016, Alison Wallace explains why this is such a strong ‘circle of friendship’

‘They  survived, but lost everything’ - ShelterBox aid reaches the rain forest families of monsoon-drenched Malaysia

Monday 19 January 2015

‘They survived, but lost everything’ - ShelterBox aid reaches the rain forest families of monsoon-drenched Malaysia

Time and again ShelterBox aid proves its worth by being easily portable and able to reach remote communities in challenging locations. A ShelterBox Response Team reports back from flood-hit Malaysia where they found families struggling in inaccessible rain forest.

Ann Livings walks to Snowdon summit despite severe arthritis

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Ann Livings walks to Snowdon summit despite severe arthritis

ShelterBox is used to fundraising by intrepid Rotarians. The Cornwall-based charity has just received £1,186 from Ann Livings of Medway  Sunlight Rotary Club, who with her husband and colleagues set herself the brave target of climbing Snowdon.

‘At last ShelterBox can help the displaced families of Gaza.’ Partnership operation underway in one of the world’s most notorious conflict zones

Friday 09 January 2015

‘At last ShelterBox can help the displaced families of Gaza.’ Partnership operation underway in one of the world’s most notorious conflict zones

Last summer, as the 50 day war raged in Gaza, ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace said it was ‘frustrating and heart-breaking to have to watch and wait’ while families suffered. Now, after lengthy negotiations, ShelterBox aid is travelling across the border.

‘Halls are cramped, they sleep on the floor and there is no privacy whatsoever.’ ShelterBox teams describe the misery of flood-hit Malaysia

Wednesday 07 January 2015

‘Halls are cramped, they sleep on the floor and there is no privacy whatsoever.’ ShelterBox teams describe the misery of flood-hit Malaysia

As ShelterBox aid begins to roll out across Malaysian communities engulfed by the worst monsoon rains for decades, response teams find families sheltering in over-filled public buildings with poor sanitation.

‘Everything is gone.’ ShelterBox team hears of the distress of Malaysia’s flooded communities

Saturday 03 January 2015

‘Everything is gone.’ ShelterBox team hears of the distress of Malaysia’s flooded communities

As UK-based disaster relief charity ShelterBox prepares aid distribution, its team finds crowded shelters, and families telling of the race to escape a wave of floodwater

Malaysian Prime Minister greets ShelterBox’s flood rescue mission

Thursday 01 January 2015

Malaysian Prime Minister greets ShelterBox’s flood rescue mission

The worst monsoon flooding for 30 years has forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes in Malaysia, and has engulfed whole towns. Cornwall-based ShelterBox’s response team deployed within days, and received a personal welcome from the Malaysian Prime Minister.

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