Posted on Oct 29, 2019
As warplanes bomb parts of north-eastern Syria and tanks arrive at the border, families face more suffering. Your support can be life-changing for families in Syria and beyond - please donate today. 

Turkey has launched an offensive in north-eastern Syria. As warplanes bomb parts of the region and tanks arrive at the border, families just like ours face even more suffering.  
ShelterBox is working with our trusted partners in Syria, to support families caught up in the latest fighting in the northeast But it's not enough. 
Please donate now and support people affected by conflict and disaster in Syria and beyond.

'Responding in Paraguay'

Want to know how we distribute aid to families who need emergency shelter?
Go behind the scenes with our team in Paraguay and find out what a day of distributions looks like! 


                  'TREK FOR SHELTER IN 2020'
Join us on the Kokoda Trail in 2020 for an epic adventure like no other.

The Kokoda Track was the scene of bitter fighting when the Australian Army fought to defend Port Moresby from advancing Japanese forces in 1942.

Today, walking that same track has become an iconic pilgrimage for those wanting to honour the ANZAC spirit. The ShelterBox Kokoda Challenge will take place over April 2020 as a special commemoration of the historic events.

On this adventure, you’ll lace up your boots to trek alongside ShelterBox Australian and New Zealand supporters to raise funds that will help supply disaster relief shelters to people in need.

By day, you’ll trek Papua New Guinea’s tropical rainforest, unforgiving in terrain and inspiring in beauty. As nightfall descends, you will stay in isolated camps, swapping stories with local Koiari and Orokaiva people and falling asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the jungle.

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      'Taradale Rotary Shines for ShelterBox'

There was a great turn out of Rotarians, their partners, friends and family for a wonderful LuminAid and Candlelit 2 course meal and evening. The evening opened with a special message sent by Alex from ShelterBox UK to the Taradale Rotary Club. This was followed by our Guest Speaker Jimmy Griffith, (ShelterBox Response Team member) from Nelson, who thanked the Taradale Rotary Club for their support over the past 10 Years. He then shared his story which included how his journey began with ShelterBox NZ, and some 4 years on, how he has been deployed internationally 12 times. The evening finished with several raffles being drawn, the auctioning of a fine bottle of Scotch, and some much needed funds were raised to assist with ShelterBox NZ.

A big 'Shout Out" and thank you to Club member and ShelterBox Ambassador Claire Connor, seen above, for organising the event and for providing an excellent meal, and to Jimmy Griffith for travelling North for the occasion.

Background information to the work of ShelterBox - 2019

                    'Turkish Invasion of Syria'
Up to 160,000 people have been forced to flee in Syria because of the latest fighting in the north east. Right now we're working hard with our trusted partners, Bahar Organization to get tents and sleeping mats to families who have been affected.

For many, this is not the first time they have had to flee for their lives. With no end to the violence in sight, we must do all we can to help families survive. 

What does this mean for the people of Syria? 
 A Turkish invasion in north-eastern Syria may lead to a new humanitarian crisis.  

The effects could be devastating for the estimated 1.7 million people currently living in the area, as the fighting could force thousands of families to flee in search of safety.  

How is ShelterBox responding?
We are working with our trusted partners in Syria, supporting families caught up in the latest fighting in the northeast. 

We are providing family-sized tents with winter liners for warmth, along with five sleeping mats per family.

More than 250,000 people have already received ShelterBox aid, since we first responded to the crisis in December 2012. This makes it the largest and most sustained response in our 19-year history. But the need is as urgent as ever. It is estimated that up to 160,000 are now being forced to flee because of the conflict, with that number expected to rise.  

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                       'Meet Laura and Jake'
These two wonderful people decided to do something really extraordinary...

They are going to spend their honeymoon trekking the Kokoda trail in PNG to raise funds for ShelterBox and help support families affected by disasters. Absolute legends !! 

If you'd like to help them reach their ambitious fundraising goal, follow the link below.
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"TV Programme  -  Doc Martin"

Have you spotted our ShelterBox in the brand new series of Doc Martin yet?

If you have - let us know!... keep your eyes peeled 👀