The smallest victims of wars in Iraq and Syria are finding a safe space underneath tents manufactured
by Celina Tent Inc. of Celina, Ohio.
GlobalMedic, in partnership with the Canadian government and the Women’s Rehabilitation Organization of Iraq, operates a Child Friendly Space (CFS) in Iraq to protect children affected by the conflicts. Celina’s 16-by-16-foot nontactical Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems (HGPTS) have been deployed in this relief effort.
CFSs are a first response to children’s needs and an entry point for working with affected communities. They can be established quickly to ensure the protection of children’s rights, psychosocial well-being and nonformal education.
Nearly 5,000 units of this tent system have been manufactured since 2006. It’s designed to be easily
deployed and can be used as a medical facility, billeting tent, field services station or storage area. It is large enough to shelter entire families who have been displaced. In 2015, Celina Tent completed a 27,500-square-foot expansion to support manufacturing of industrial textiles for private defense contractors, the federal government, the agricultural sector and the tent and event industry.