Rotary Club of Belfast

2017 ShelterBox Thank You

    In 2017 ShelterBox raised over £11m with a combination of UK and affiliate fundraising - nearly £1m of the UK community fundraising came from Rotary. Rotary groups around the world helped them provide vulnerable people with emergency shelter and aid in almost all of the countries they have worked in affected by natural disaster. By the end of 2017, ShelterBox helped 32,000 households or 160,000 people who had lost everything through conflict or natural disaster.

ShelterBox 2017 in figuresThey responded to world events 24 times and deployed aid to 20 different countries: 6 countries affected by conflicts: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Chad, Iraq, Niger, Syria; 15 countries affected by natural disasters - five hurricanes, two tropical cyclones, five flooding events, and one drought: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Madagascar, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru, Somaliland, St Kitts and Nevis.

In 2017, they clocked up the highest number of days ever deployed in one year. This includes 84 volunteers who deployed for a total of 1530 days. That’s an average volunteer deployment of 18 days each.


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