1st July, 2012 To 30th September, 2012
Jalozai IDPs camp, 35 kilometres southeast of Peshawar, Pakistan, is one of the largest of 150 refugee or transit camps in Pakistan, holding Afghan refugees from the 1980s. The Camp is at present hosting about 8166 families mostly from Khyber Agency and some IDPs form Swat, Bajuar, Mohmand Agency and Afghan Refugees.
Tent has been the most effective aid in fulfilling the requirements of the temporary shelter, but on the other side it has some limitations, tents have shorter life and are prone to harsh weather and wear and tear if used for prolonged passage of time, in addition in harsh weather conditions like extreme cold and in sever hot conditions tents are not capable to provide the necessary insulation to with stand extreme cold and hot weather, Therefore making it very difficult for the families living inside the camp to cope up with.
To overcome these problems, FRD in Partnership with UNHCR installed 4000 tent shelters in Jalozai camp. Project was implemented in two phases, pilot phase and main project. 60 tent shelters were installed in pilot phase and 3940 tent shelters in second phase of the project. Tent shelters are designed in such a way that it provides insulation in both summer and winter. These tent shelters, on one hand provide comfort to tolerate the extreme weather while on the other hand providing additional space to the families to ease mobility inside the shelter. The tent shelter provide shading over the tents and therefore making it a lot comfortable inside the tents while in addition it enabling the female population to move around by providing them additional space while not compromising their cultural norms and traditions.
The tent shelter provides space for the children to play inside the shade while not going out into the sun and therefore reducing the health risks.
The tent shelter is not only providing shading and insulation against weather but also provide ventilation enabling the fresh air to enter into the shelter and helping in moderating the temperature in summer.
The tent shelter have multiple benefits for the families living inside as it provide space, insulation, psychological benefits as the families feel better living in open space, it provide space to the kids to roam around and play inside while for female it is very beneficial as they had to live within the confined of the tent and thus make it far more convenient to perform domestic chores as well as giving comfort of moderate temperature.