Friday 29 April 2016Soldiers will cycle and swim to Paris for ShelterBox – without ever leaving Rutland!
Next Wednesday soldiers from 7 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps have set themselves the gruelling task of cycling and swimming the equivalent distance from their barracks to Paris - over 380 miles.
Thursday 28 April 2016Just two days left to win Isle of Wight Festival VIP glamping tickets. – As the outdoor festival season begins, ShelterBox urges you to ‘love your tent’
Of course ShelterBox loves tents. And so do the one million people we have helped to shelter after disaster. But now, as a summer of music festivals gets underway, we have joined a national campaign to make sure festival-goers and campers leave sites pitch perfect
Wednesday 27 April 2016Ecuador’s shelter and water crisis – ‘The situation is much worse than we had anticipated.’ ShelterBox team sees children begging in the streets with empty water bottles, and fields suffocated by ‘black water’
There is a new urgency in the aid programme for the coastal communities of Ecuador following the massive earthquake on 16 April. Flooding had already poisoned crops around Portoviejo, and infrastructure damage has now left families without safe drinking water
Sunday 24 April 2016‘The magnetism that draws you back’ - A message from Nepal to ShelterBox from supporter Deborah Holden, one year after Everest’s most deadly day
While her sister Amanda decides the fate of contestants on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ShelterBox supporter Deborah Holden has returned to the scene of her narrowest escape. It is one year on from the deadly earthquake that triggered an Everest avalanche. She says, ‘Not coming back to Nepal was never an option’.
Saturday 23 April 2016ShelterBox team in Ecuador traveling to quake zone to assess need. Thunderstorms, landslides, continuing tremors, impassable roads - all challenge the search for the missing
As the death toll rises and disease fears grow, UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is talking to government officials and colleague aid agencies about how, and where, to respond most effectively to shelter needs. A team is visiting the worst affected areas.
Friday 22 April 2016As liberation anniversary approaches a moving personal account of life in Dachau concentration camp is published, supporting ShelterBox
ShelterBox often sees life in the raw - after disasters, in war zones, transit camps and in the plight of refugees. Now the UK charity is set to benefit from sales of a moving personal account of life in a Nazi concentration camp in WW2. It is a remarkable read.
Monday 18 April 2016UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox sends a team to Ecuador as quake death toll rises. Heavy rains and landslides hamper rescue efforts
The Ecuador government has now officially called for international aid following the country’s worst earthquake for 37 years, and Cornwall-based ShelterBox is sending in a team to work in partnership with other shelter providers. But many of the worst-affected rural communities are hard to reach, and aftershocks and landslides are a constant fear.
Sunday 17 April 2016‘This wasn't just a house that collapsed, it was an entire town.’ Ecuador is the latest country to suffer a major earthquake. UK agency ShelterBox has aid stored nearby in Colombia and Panama
The latest in a spate of major earthquakes worldwide struck the South American country of Ecuador last night at midnight UK time, near the northern town of Muisne. A 7.8 magnitude quake at a shallow 12 miles, it has left at least 77 people dead
Saturday 16 April 2016Second Japan quake in two days. UK ShelterBox teams on tsunami alert as the Pacific is rocked by frequent seismic events.
Response teams in Fiji have been put on tsunami alert as Japan was struck by a second major earthquake yesterday at 15.25 UK time. The death toll from both quakes has now risen to at least eighteen, and troops are searching for people feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings
Friday 15 April 2016ShelterBox standing by if needed to respond to Japan earthquake
UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox is on alert following a deadly earthquake that struck southern Japan last evening. At least nine people have died and more than 250 are injured after the quake and aftershocks toppled buildings and cut power supplies