We provide shelter in disaster zones
May has seen ShelterBox concentrating relief efforts in Nepal, whilst continuing to respond to less well publicised disasters around the world.
Working as part of the Shelter Cluster (an official grouping of NGO's dealing with emergency shelter), ShelterBox has been charged with working in specific areas, notably the district of Sindupalchowk.
The aid delivered is designed to best suit the needs of the beneficiaries and must also meet the requirements of the Nepalese government. Tents and Shelter Repair Kits have been the priority and
our teams on the ground have worked closely with other aid organisations, local Rotary groups and the Royal Gurkha Rifles to get aid to those most in need. The teams have had to overcome
difficult terrain and communications, various logistical hurdles and several sizable aftershocks. The efforts continue as the Monsoon season approaches, bringing with it the dangers of flash
floods and landslides. Disaster relief is never straightforward.
Once again, the response from our supporters has been fantastic, ensuring that we have continuous supply of relief aid ready to deploy when the next disaster strikes. I would like to thank the thousands of you that have donated in response to the recent disasters and the many long-term supporters that understand that the need is on-going.
This month's quote comes from Oscar Wilde, "The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
Please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
Many thanks for your support
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