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ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity delivering boxes of aid, shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disasters, worldwide
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Maria describes her Ecuador earthquake horror – pinned to the ground by a fallen fridge. Now homeless for a second time due to natural disasters, her simple plea is ‘I need help’

Tue, 2016-05-10 23:00

For Maria Bele Artiaga, a wife and mother in her 50s, the massive earthquake that ripped much of Ecuador apart on 16 April was her second brush with natural disaster. She vividly describes her narrow escapes to ShelterBox responders, there to help Ecuadorians recover and rebuild.

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ShelterBox on top of the world - intrepid Brian Jackson almost completes his unclimbed Himalayan peaks adventure – beaten back by glacier and weather

Sun, 2016-05-08 23:00

ShelterBox fundraiser Brian Jackson may have fallen just short of standing on the summit of Om Tso Go in Nepal, but he still ‘got to walk where no person has walked before and see views no person has seen before’

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Syrian Kamounia camp bombing. UK aid agency ShelterBox – ‘The most inhuman act to use women and children fleeing war as military targets’

Thu, 2016-05-05 23:00

While the UN decides whether to classify an air strike on a makeshift camp for displaced people in northern Syria as a war crime, UK agency ShelterBox condemns the targeting of families on the run from war

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Soldiers will cycle and swim to Paris for ShelterBox – without ever leaving Rutland!

Thu, 2016-04-28 23:00

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.

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Just 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’

Wed, 2016-04-27 23:00

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

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Ecuador’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’

Tue, 2016-04-26 23:00

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

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‘The magnetism that draws you back’ - A message from Nepal to ShelterBox from supporter Deborah Holden, one year after Everest’s most deadly day

Sat, 2016-04-23 23:00

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’.

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ShelterBox team in Ecuador traveling to quake zone to assess need. Thunderstorms, landslides, continuing tremors, impassable roads - all challenge the search for the missing

Fri, 2016-04-22 23:00

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.

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As liberation anniversary approaches a moving personal account of life in Dachau concentration camp is published, supporting ShelterBox

Thu, 2016-04-21 23:00

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.

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UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox sends a team to Ecuador as quake death toll rises. Heavy rains and landslides hamper rescue efforts

Sun, 2016-04-17 23:00

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.

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‘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

Sat, 2016-04-16 23:00

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

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Second Japan quake in two days. UK ShelterBox teams on tsunami alert as the Pacific is rocked by frequent seismic events.

Fri, 2016-04-15 23:00

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

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ShelterBox standing by if needed to respond to Japan earthquake

Thu, 2016-04-14 23:00

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

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Wanda and Jamie beat their fundraising target on 24 hour run around Loe Bar for ShelterBox

Mon, 2016-04-11 23:00

It’s a route that most people would use for a leisurely stroll – around Loe Bar, across the National Trust Penrose estate, and into Porthleven. But for ShelterBox fundraisers Wanda Summers and Jamie Giddens it was a test of endurance over 24 hours ‘behind bars’

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Mountain adventurer Brian Jackson conquering unclimbed Himalayan peaks for ShelterBox, starting in valleys said to be the home of the Yeti

Thu, 2016-04-07 23:00

Facing the unknown, and possibly facing a Yeti! Experienced mountaineer Brian Jackson and a colleague will be tackling the ‘dangerous peak’ Omi Tso Go on the Nepal / Tibet border, raising funds for ShelterBox. The unknown factor? No-one has ever climbed it before!

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ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

Tue, 2016-04-05 23:00

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

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‘The world isn’t actually all that big’. Now Toby Little’s inspirational letters to the world are published by Penguin

Sun, 2016-03-27 23:00

In 2013 a five year old ShelterBox supporter embarked on a project that was to enchant and engage people on every continent. Now aged eight, Toby’s letter-writing odyssey is launched in print as ‘Dear World, How Are You?’   

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ShelterBox helps to plan HRH Prince Harry’s Royal visit to Nepal

Mon, 2016-03-21 00:00

UK-based ShelterBox has met HRH Prince Harry twice in the last year, once in New Zealand last May and again at the Royal Film Performance in October. And with its long experience of responding to Nepal’s earthquakes, little surprise that ShelterBox was invited to help plan the Royal tour

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Japan earthquake and tsunami remembered five years on

Fri, 2016-03-11 00:00

Five years ago today on 11 March 2011 an earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast triggered a tsunami that caused catastrophic destruction. Around 19,000 people died, and it is etched in all our memories because the waves' encroachment was televised live

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ShelterBox to become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro

Wed, 2016-03-09 00:00

Cornwall’s home-grown disaster relief agency ShelterBox is set to operate from two sites starting this summer. Every distinctive green ShelterBox will still be packed by hand at its warehouse in Helston, but for the first time most staff will be under one roof in the city centre of Truro

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