Monday 31 August 2015Seeking shade and sanctuary in Kara Tepe camp on Lesbos – ShelterBox kit originating in Syria arrives on the Greek Islands in the hands of new arrivals
As ShelterBox starts putting up large UN style tents in a camp on Lesbos there is a rush for the shade they provide. Also a surprise for our team as well-travelled ShelterBox kit appears, probably having originated in Syria
Tuesday 25 August 2015Crisis worsening on Greek island – over 3,000 people in a centre built for 400, and inadequate sanitation, says ShelterBox team
A second team from UK charity ShelterBox has arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos amid a growing crisis that is now seeing an estimated 1,800 people crossing from the Turkish mainland each day. Sam Hewett & Jennifer Butte-Dahl are shocked by what they have seen.
Wednesday 19 August 2015Greece migrant crisis – ‘people are visibly shocked by the situation in which they find themselves.’ UK’s ShelterBox providing tents for camps on Lesbos
As Greece buckles under its own economic pressures, it is also under stress from a growing external pressure. Every day boatloads of migrants and refugees fleeing conflict in Syria and Afghanistan arrive from Turkey on islands such as Lesbos. ShelterBox is sending tents to help in overwhelmed transit camps.
Tuesday 18 August 2015WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY, 19 AUG 2015 Without homes, without hope – ShelterBox responds to the human tragedy of the ‘internally displaced’, for whom no-one takes responsibility
If you are a refugee who has crossed a border to seek safety, international law offers you some protection. But if you are displaced within your own country, you are often beyond help. On World Humanitarian Day disaster relief charity ShelterBox considers the plight of the world’s ‘IDPs’
Sunday 16 August 2015Turning up the heat on the greenhouse effect
President Obama has drawn a line in the sand. By 2030 he wants US power companies to cut CO2 emissions by almost a third. Disaster relief charity ShelterBox, so often called to droughts, storms, famines and floods worldwide, applauds new climate change aims.
Tuesday 28 July 2015HRH The Duchess of Cornwall renews patronage of disaster relief charity ShelterBox
As Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall continued their annual visit to the county last week, news arrived from Clarence House that Royal patronage of ShelterBox has been renewed for the next five years.
Monday 27 July 2015Jon Snow from Channel 4 News spends time with ShelterBox at WOMAD Festival
ShelterBox is used to being on the news, but yesterday the news was on ShelterBox. TV’s Jon Snow, one of the UK’s most respected news broadcasters, called by for a chat with our team at the WOMAD Festival in Wiltshire
Friday 24 July 2015Hiking, cycling and canoeing - a few places remain for ShelterBox’s Wild West Challenge
The race itself isn’t on until 12 September, but the race for places has already begun in the South West’s newest endurance challenge across Dartmoor National Park and the River Exe
Friday 24 July 2015Glittering event and art auction in Italy raises £2,400 for ShelterBox
Chief Executive Alison Wallace was the guest of Giorgio Vannucci, President of ShelterBox Italia, for a special fundraising event in Milan last week
Wednesday 22 July 2015Glamorous campers use ShelterBox tents at WOMAD Festival
It’s not often you see forty ShelterBox tents put up alongside an English stately home, but this camp is a charity fundraiser being offered to WOMAD’s festival-goers