Even though the majority of disasters that ShelterBox responds to are in tropical climates, the disaster relief charity also has the capacity to assist in countries with cold climates and, at times, extreme wintry conditions.
The difference lies in the contents of each ShelterBox. More blankets and thermal groundsheets are sent and sometimes sets of hats, gloves and scarfs, bringing more comfort to the family who has lost everything in the disaster.
However it is the thermal liner that makes all the difference to the living conditions in this harsh climate. It is a third layer to the tent that lies between the inner and outer flysheets that helps insulate more heat, keeping the family safe, warm and protected from the freezing elements.
This slideshow depicts some of the colder countries where ShelterBox has helped families made homeless by disaster:
A massive thank you for helping us bring shelter and warmth to these communities affected by humanitarian crises.