Per their website, what is shelterbox? The ShelterBox solution in disaster response is as simple as it is effective. We deliver the essentials a family needs to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
Each green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vitalitems.
In addition to ShelterBox kits, we also provide disaster-specific equipment. Learn more about the ShelterBox Solution.
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Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Appeal
Photograph taken by Reuters/Erik De Castro, courtesy of the Thomson Reuters Foundation – AlertNet.
ShelterBox is maximizing its personnel and aid in the Philippines to help displaced families after Typhoon Haiyan leaves devastation in its wake.
Following last month’s earthquake and Friday’s Typhoon Haiyan, ShelterBox has already deployed all its aid pre-positioned at the former US air base at Clark on Luzon Island.
With more response teams arriving in the coming days, ShelterBox is now assessing the need to call on other stock held at Dubai, at Subang near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Melbourne in Australia and aid its Cornwall HQ in Helston.
Having weathered the storm on Bohol island, ShelterBox Response Team member Mark Dyer is now busy with colleagues helping local people and organizations to cope with the aftermath. He says, “Many people on Bohol were already living in tented structures, and away from their usual homes, after the earthquake. We had been setting up camps and putting people back on their own property.”