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Rama Davis, Abbey Lewis and Jess Swanepoel

'JAPAN earthquake remembered'

 
On March 11, 2011 a massive earthquake, measuring 8.9 in magnitude, struck off the northeastern coast of Japan.
 
The earthquake triggered a 10 metre high tsunami that caused massive destruction across the districts of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate.
 
Around 19,000 people died and half a million were left homeless, and many were left without proper shelter, water, food or heat for days.

'Diary of a Response Volunteer'

 
David Hatcher is a retired Police Chief Superintendent and has been a ShelterBox response volunteer since 2009.
 
We interviewed him to see why he volunteers for ShelterBox and what it means to him.
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'Climate Change  -  The Humanitarian Perspective'


ShelterBox CEO Alison Wallace says, ‘While governments discuss the cause, it is agencies like ours that have to deal with the consequences.’
 
ShelterBox Chief Executive Alison Wallace, who has a third sector background with Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth, says, ‘Our response teams are already encountering this havoc and stress worldwide, helping communities whose lives have been devastated by overwhelming weather events.’
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VIDEO: 'Flash floods and broken bridges create extra challenges in Malawi'


'As the rain continues to fall and the floodwaters keep rising in Southern Malawi, ShelterBox response teams have been working hard to deliver vital aid to communities that have lost their homes, despite various challenges'.

Since mid-January, Malawi has been facing some of the worst flooding in 40 years, which has left more than 230,000 people without homes and destroyed countless farms and livelihoods.
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'ShelterBox wishes Rotary a happy 110th birthday'


As Rotary International turns 110, we reflect on how the global network, which has 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries, has been so important to our growth and the way we work.

In 2012 ShelterBox became Rotary International’s first project partner. The partnership offers opportunities to collaborate and combine resources with Rotary clubs around the world to help us provide emergency shelter for families around the world who are affected by disasters and humanitarian crises.
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'Fourth anniversary of the Syrian conflict'


Four years on from the start of the Syria conflict in March 2011 more than 200,000 people have died, whole cities have been reduced to rubble and almost half the population has been uprooted in the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war.

More than 10 million people, almost half of Syria’s population have been displaced. Around four million people have sought refuge in other countries.

With outside diplomacy in deadlock, solutions to the bloody conflict are hard to imagine
The Syrian Conflict in photo's >
 
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International Women's Day!

ShelterBox response team member Rachel Harvey tells us why it is so important to involve women in decision making and the training of aid after disasters strike.

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NEWS: Update and Monitoring:

NEPAL;
Malcolm Shead and response team member Nicola Hinds are heading to Nepal on a monitoring and evaluation trip to assess the effectiveness of our response in the country last autumn.

VANUATU;
The Operations Team is monitoring Cyclone Pam, the category five storm that is currently bearing down on the South Pacific country of Vanuatu, as it could threaten more than half a million people.  

MADAGASCAR;
The team is also monitoring the situation in Madagascar, which is still experiencing bad weather patterns.

AFGHANISTAN;
Avalanches, caused by heavy snowstorms, in the Panjshir province of Afghanistan have killed around 300 people and have displaced several thousand people. The team is looking at the possibility of working with Emergency UK, an agency that has been working in the area since 2009, to respond to the disaster.

ONGOING TALKS WITH - PLAN INTERNATIONAL;
The operations team has been talking to Plan about the ongoing Ebola crisis. ShelterBox is now looking at the possibility of sending tents to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The intended use for these tents is not currently within ShelterBox’s remit and the legal team is waiting to hear back from the Charity Commission to see if this can be changed to accommodate the request.  

'School Books for Children'

New school books and bags have recently been distributed by our partner, 'Hand in Hand for Syria'
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