Some 120,000 people are estimated to need urgent humanitarian shelter assistance following Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone ever to make landfall on Fiji
After our meal, members and a number of partners gathered at the Rangiora Town Hall for a tour conducted by Craig Sargison. The party gathered in the upper floor foyer meeting room. Craig was introduced by Jim Gerard who explained that Craig was responsible for overseeing the whole project. Jim commended Craig for the way [...]
All might be quiet on the news front but ShelterBox is working tirelessly responding to various global areas of concern. The ShelterBox Response Teams(SRT) are still getting to the most difficult areas in Nepal following the devastating earthquake.
Paul is the chief of the Swannanoa Volunteer Fire Force. He described how the Fire Force came to be formed. Paul and his family had experienced a fire at their place in Swannanoa which they had had to fight with the help of neighbours.
‘Care under canvas – unsafe Kathmandu hospital buildings have been condemned, so Nepal’s wounded are being treated in ShelterBox tents’ ShelterBox tents are being pressed into service as mobile clinics in Kathmandu, as crumbling hospitals are branded unsafe. Nursing Director Geeta Shrestha says ‘from my heart and from my hospital, I thank you.’ It is [...]
A ShelterBox response team has arrived in Nepal to see how they can be of assistance following an earthquake measuring 7.8 in magnitude. The quake occurred between the major cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, with tremors felt as far away as Delhi in India. More than 4000 people are reported to have died following [...]
Early on Saturday 14 March, Cyclone Tam, a Category 5 Cyclone, hit the islands that make up Vanuatu in the South Pacific, leaving a trail of destruction. An estimated 90% of buildings were completely destroyed or damaged and over 5000 families were desperately in need of assistance.
Every year hundreds and thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Through no fault of their own and often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival and our mission is to help them.
In my case I was asked by a member who was also a distant cousin albeit a generation ahead of me. At the time I was the principal of a local primary school and spent most of my meeting time in the company of other educators.