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January 23, 2019

One of LuminAID’s frequent Give Light partners is ShelterBox, an organization that provides “the tools that enable people to rebuild homes and transform their lives” in the wake of disasters. Since the organization’s first distribution of LuminAID lights, following a 2013 typhoon in the Philippines, our relationship with ShelterBox has continued to grow. ShelterBox now includes LuminAID solar lights in the boxes they distribute to those around the world affected by flooding, earthquakes, volcanoes, and other disasters.

The organization recently released their 2017 report, Recovery Starts with Shelter, which reveals the scale of the huge unmet need for emergency shelter.

Image courtesy of ShelterBox.

ShelterBox showed that after being forced to flee their homes after disaster, only 1 in 5 families received shelter and non-food items in 2017. That’s a shortfall 26.5 million people.

Image courtesy of ShelterBox.

In the last five years, shelter provision has been consistently underfunded, with all appeals in the study raising less than half of their target funding. But $1.1 billion is all that is needed to fund the shelter needs for families left homeless by conflict and natural disaster.

 

 

About LuminAID and ShelterBox

Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter, warmth, and dignity following more than 300 disasters in over 100 countries. ShelterBox responds urgently to disasters by delivering boxes of essential shelter aid and other life-saving supplies. LuminAID has been a proud ShelterBox supplier since 2013. ShelterBox has deployed LuminAID solar lights in boxes to over 15 countries for relief situations including earthquakes, floods, landslides, typhoons, and conflict.

 



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