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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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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.

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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

Shelterbox News - 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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ShelterBox’s £1 million response to plea for Fiji ‘to get back on its feet’ after cyclone devastation

Shelterbox News - Fri, 2016-03-04 00:00

On the day that the United Nations and the Fiji Government have launched an emergency appeal to help islanders recover from Cyclone Winston, UK-based ShelterBox unveils its biggest response ever to a storm disaster in the South Pacific

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ShelterBox aid arrives in the cyclone-struck Fiji islands - by superyacht, catamaran and traditional long boat

Shelterbox News - Wed, 2016-03-02 00:00

A flotilla of boats has been mobilised to spread aid across Fiji’s 330 islands in the aftermath of Cyclone Winston, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.

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Amazing video – the ‘school in a cave’ in Syria. ShelterBox aid arrives in Aleppo as fragile ceasefire holds

Shelterbox News - Sun, 2016-02-28 00:00

The children of Syria have seen their cities bombed, their homes destroyed, their lives become a flight from war. Incredibly, ShelterBox’s partners ‘Hand in Hand for Syria’ found a classroom of youngsters learning in a makeshift school in the relative calm and cool of an underground cave. 

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‘We’ve broken our own rules just so we can support these unfortunate people. Flexibility can save lives.’ - ShelterBox’s Sam Hewett prepares to oversee a second wave of ShelterBox aid for Aleppo

Shelterbox News - Tue, 2016-02-23 00:00

As ShelterBox Operations Co-ordinator Sam Hewett returns to the Turkey/Syria border for the second time in a fortnight, he invites us all to empathise with families on the run or besieged in a city at war.

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ShelterBox has aid on Fiji and is mobilising a response team as Cyclone Winston bears down

Shelterbox News - Sat, 2016-02-20 00:00

A category 5 ‘megastorm’ tropical cyclone has made landfall in the Pacific nation of Fiji. UK disaster relief agency ShelterBox already has aid stored on the islands, and is mobilising teams and aid from New Zealand and Australia

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‘Rushing towards a closing door’ - UK’s ShelterBox and partners face uncertainty over aid routes into the world’s largest besieged city

Shelterbox News - Sat, 2016-02-20 00:00

Syria’s largest city is in a stranglehold. Over 70,000 people have fled north towards Turkey, but at least 300,000 remain in appalling conditions, with aid routes into the city uncertain and unsafe. ShelterBox and its charity partners are determined to do all they can to reach families in need.

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