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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

Sunday 17 April 2016

‘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

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

Second Japan quake in two days. UK ShelterBox teams on tsunami alert as the Pacific is rocked by frequent seismic events.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Second Japan quake in two days. UK ShelterBox teams on tsunami alert as the Pacific is rocked by frequent seismic events.

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

ShelterBox standing by if needed to respond to Japan earthquake

Friday 15 April 2016

ShelterBox standing by if needed to respond to Japan earthquake

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

Wanda and Jamie beat their fundraising target on 24 hour run around Loe Bar for ShelterBox

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Wanda and Jamie beat their fundraising target on 24 hour run around Loe Bar for ShelterBox

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’

Mountain adventurer Brian Jackson conquering unclimbed Himalayan peaks for ShelterBox, starting in valleys said to be the home of the Yeti

Friday 08 April 2016

Mountain adventurer Brian Jackson conquering unclimbed Himalayan peaks for ShelterBox, starting in valleys said to be the home of the Yeti

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!

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

Wednesday 06 April 2016

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

ShelterBox aid workers take cover as second cyclone in six weeks brings more misery to Fiji

‘The world isn’t actually all that big’. Now Toby Little’s inspirational letters to the world are published by Penguin

Monday 28 March 2016

‘The world isn’t actually all that big’. Now Toby Little’s inspirational letters to the world are published by Penguin

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?’   

ShelterBox helps to plan HRH Prince Harry’s Royal visit to Nepal

Monday 21 March 2016

ShelterBox helps to plan HRH Prince Harry’s Royal visit to Nepal

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

Japan earthquake and tsunami remembered five years on

Friday 11 March 2016

Japan earthquake and tsunami remembered five years on

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

ShelterBox to become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro

Wednesday 09 March 2016

ShelterBox to become a two-centre operation, with its packing warehouse in Helston and a new HQ in Truro

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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