THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME...

But millions of people are losing theirs to climate change. As a disaster relief charity, we need to be ready to give people the life-changing support they need, when they need it.

Right now, our changing climate is creating an unprecedented need for emergency shelter around the world.

Our storms are getting stronger, creating cyclones and hurricanes that rip up homes. Global temperatures are increasing, leading to devastating droughts that destroy food supplies. And sea levels are rising, resulting in floods that wash away lives.

But this isn’t just a future problem: it’s happening now.

Every day, people are losing their homes to climate-related extreme weather events and conflict. Our changing climate is making it harder to live.

Whilst the G7 leaders visit Cornwall this June, we are calling for people all across the UK to help people living with the effects of the climate crisis right now.

Read on to learn more and see how you can support families who are losing their homes today.

OUR MESSAGE TO THE G7 LEADERS


From June 11-13, the G7 leaders will be meeting at the site of our global headquarters in Cornwall.

This is a time of unprecedented global crisis. We want our leaders to know that extreme weather isn’t a future problem – it’s happening now.

We want our leaders to know that millions of people will lose their homes to climate-related disasters. And we want our leaders to take action now to stop this from happening.

Our message is clear. Read this blog by our CEO Sanj Srikanthan to find out more.

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We must call on the G7 to not only continue to support a global reduction in emissions of harmful pollutants and gases, but go further to improve the lives of people already dealing with the consequences of climate change and COVID-19:

1. Commit to providing emergency shelter to communities all over the world facing devastating new disasters caused by our heating world.

2. Support longer-term projects to help countries afford disaster-resilient housing and sustainable livelihoods, as changing weather affects agriculture-dependent communities.

3. Ensure vaccines are not only affordable and available to all countries, but also support the logistics needed to get vaccines to every corner of the globe.

A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS


This map tells a story of a single year (2019) in the life of our planet.

It shows that the climate crisis is a humanitarian crisis too. One that is affecting people the world over.

We must act now to make a difference.

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HOW SHELTERBOX CAN HELP


We provide emergency shelter and tools for families who have lost their home to disaster, enabling them to rebuild their lives.

Supporting communities who have lost their homes to extreme weather events has been a significant part of our work for the last 20 years.

As the climate crisis continues to destroy homes and livelihoods, we are working to reach some of the world’s most vulnerable people. People who are bearing the brunt of the increase in extreme weather and the ravages of conflict.

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Climate Change and Disasters

Climate change poses a significant threat to humanity. It is a threat which can only be tackled with immediate global action.

Crack the Crises

Crack the Crises is a group of UK charities joining together to create a unified call to Governments to go to G7 and COP26 with the intention of seriously tackling climate change, coronavirus, and injustice.

WHY DISASTERS ARE NOT NATURAL

It’s actually the decisions we make that create a disaster. Factors like living conditions and poverty, government capacity to prepare and respond, as well as the process of rebuilding and how efficient that would be, are all factors that will define whether a disaster occurs as a result of the natural hazard.

7 simple ways to lead a sustainable life

Small, everyday changes to our daily life can have a positive impact on the fight against climate change. Here are 7 simple ways to be more sustainable.

The G7 comes to Cornwall – what will be on the table?

From 11-13 June, twelve world leaders will unite to tackle some of the biggest issues facing our world today. The UK will be joined by fellow G7 members Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, with the EU also attending. Guest countries are Australia, India, South Korea and South Africa.

How Climate Change Affects People Through Natural Disaster

Climate change is happening at an unprecedented rate. Learn how it’s affecting families.

IT'S VITAL WE ACT NOW

Working on the frontline, we can help the most vulnerable families survive in the aftermath of extreme weather events.

That’s why we need your help now. So we can be ready to give people the life-changing support they need, when they need it.