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ShelterBox USA  We hand deliver emergency shelter & aid to families displaced by conflict or disaster. Whatever it takes. #disasterrelief #shelterboxusa #giveshelter

ShelterBox volunteer @erikelsea enjoying a gorgeous morning on the river with his @novacraftcanoe and @luminaid to light the way. #mississippiexpedition #shelterboxusa #rotary #peopleofaction #rotarystory #novacraftcanoe #mississippi #river #shutupandpaddle

PHILIPPINES: ROTARY VILLAGE PROJECT

Tropical Storm Urduja (known internationally as Kai-Tak) made landfall in December last year over Eastern Samar province in the Philippines. Two months of rain fell in 48 hours, triggering severe flooding and landslides.
As first response, ShelterBox supported 957 households with a combination of emergency tents, ShelterKits and ShelterBoxes.

Following the response, ShelterBox was approached by The Rotary Club of Biliran Island who had requested CGI (Corrugated Galvanized Iron) materials to support 29 households that have been identified as beneficiaries for a Rotary Village Project. Our response team deployed to the Philippines for 1 week in May and all of the households that were sheltering on the school playing ground have now moved to the Rotary Village. 21 out of 29 of the semi-permanent shelters have now been erected using CGI.
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CONFLICT IN CHAD UPDATES
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In Chad, we are partnering with the local aid agency ICAHD to support vulnerable families who have been affected by conflict.
So far, we’ve distributed vital aid to over 2,300 families. The aid includes blankets, buckets, solar lights, mosquito nets and ground sheets.
Aid is on its way for phase three of this project with the aim to support an additional 1,950 families.
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NIGER CONFLICT UPDATES

Recent Boko Haram attacks in Kablewa have led to massive population displacement in Niger. Many families have been forced to find shelter in host communities, spontaneous sites in the bush or in displacement camps.

We’ve been working with Plan International Niger to provide emergency aid to these families. We’ve supported nearly 2,000 families so far, and are planning to provide shelter to a further 2,264 families who have been forced to flee their homes by the Boko Haram conflict.
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#Niger #LakeChadBasinCrisis #Crisis #ShelterBox #Rotary #RotaryInternational #disasterrelief #crisissupport #charity #give #hope #safety #security #home #response #aid #shelterkit #shelter #tent #support #families #help #donate #community #together #ShelterBoxUSA #PeopleOfAction #giveshelter

Do you have what it takes to be a ShelterBox Response Team member? Wes Clanton, Katelyn Winkworth, and Ned Morris share their motivations for joining our elite response team. ShelterBox Response Teams deliver lifesaving aid to communities that others either can't or won't reach. #Rotary #ShelterBox #PeopleOfAction #rotaryinternational

The #MississippiExpedition has officially launched! 2,552 miles to go! Thank you everyone for your support and donations! It was a great launch and you can learn more and support the journey at www.shelterboxusa.org/expedition
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Did you know in Kenya, shelters are built by the women, or in many cases girls?

Hadija Elema has been building shelters since she was 12 years old. Now 15, she can erect one of these sturdy structures in half a day, her fingers expertly securing the palm twine around the joins of the branches.

She was taught the technique by her grandmother Halima and Mother Zeinab, a tradition handed down through the maternal generations.
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It's launch day!
ShelterBox USA volunteer Erik Elsea begins his #MississippiExpedition to canoe all 2552 miles of the Mississippi River. Follow his journey and learn why he's doing this bucket list event for ShelterBox: www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/expedition

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SOMALILAND DROUGHT UPDATE

The majority of rural communities in Somaliland (Somalia) are nomadic pastoralists. Extreme weather is the biggest threat to pastoralists, with 85% livestock lost in 2017. The continuing drought has forced communities to move increasingly large distances to seek fresh food for their animals. As a consequence, these communities are now displaced and destitute.
441 green ShelterBoxes have been given to families. The boxes were adapted with tents removed and replaced with tarpaulins.
1,000 households were supported with blankets, mosquito nets, kitchen sets, tarpaulins, tool kits, ground mats, pegs, solar lights, water carriers, and water purification tools.
Next phase of project will seek to support 2,000 households that have been displaced by the ongoing drought in Somaliland.
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OPERATIONS UPDATE: SYRIA
In a disappointing turn, the Jordanian–Syrian border has now been closed, due to the evolving conflict in the South.

ShelterBox is looking at doubling our efforts in the North, with the hope of reaching displaced families escaping the conflict in the South. "The need is great, the amount of aid that can be sent there is minimal... there are some desperate people we can't reach in the South" – Alf Evans, ShelterBox Operations

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