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Recovery starts with Shelter: A Report by ShelterBox

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ONLY 1 IN 5 FAMILIES RECEIVE SHELTER AFTER DISASTER

Our research reveals a significant funding gap

Have you ever stopped to think about how important it is to have a roof over your head?

It makes you feel safe. It offers security for you, your family and your possessions. It protects you from the driving rain or beating sun. It can even help you to get access public services and community networks.

In fact, ‘while starvation occurs over a period of weeks, death from exposure can occur in a single night’ (UN Coordinator for Afghanistan).

But in 2017 alone, 26.5 million people did not receive the vital emergency shelter aid they so desperately needed after being forced to flee their homes after disaster. Only one in five families world-wide received the support they needed.

Our report, Recovery Starts with Shelter, reveals the scale of the huge unmet need for emergency shelter. Take a look below at our key findings.