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Give families like Fanne’s a place to call home and protection during the pandemic.

FANNE'S STORY


 

Fanne is a 30-year-old mother. When violent extremist group Boko Haram destroyed her home in Nigeria, she was forced to flee with her children, leaving her disabled husband behind. When her family arrived at Minawao Refugee Camp in Cameroon, they were taken to a crowded collective center where they lived for three months at risk of contracting COVID-19.

In June 2020, Fanne received a ShelterBox tent, solar lights, blankets, and water carriers. She now has a private shelter where she can socially distance, protect her family from COVID-19, and begin to rebuild her life.

With her family safely sheltered, Fanne can now focus on their future: “I wish to start a business that might help me send my children to school.”

 

I had lost everything. This is an indescribable feeling; you can’t imagine unless it happens to you…I feel safe in my tent, we can avoid crowded places by staying in the shelter.”

Our daughter is smiling more because we have a new house, and now I can concentrate on work.”

 

-Alejandro, Philippines, Typhoon Vongfong

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Where ShelterBox Needs It Most – Provides support for ShelterBox’s most pressing needs which include but are not limited to: deployments, administration and emergencies.

Deployment Essentials – Provides support for all costs associated with ShelterBox worldwide deployments, including but not limited to: lifesaving equipment, response teams, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.

Syrian Refugee Crisis – Provides direct support to all costs associated with the ongoing response within Syria and other affected countries/territories, including but not limited to: lifesaving equipment, response teams, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.

COVID-19 Fund – Provides support for all costs associated with ongoing ShelterBox worldwide deployments in densely populated settlements under threat of COVID-19, including but not limited to: lifesaving shelter and equipment, procurement of soap, hand washing basins and PPE, response team costs, transportation and collaboration with local or international partners.

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