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Tents by Celina offer comfort

April 1st, 2016 / By: / Industry News, News, Project Briefs, Projects

Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems, manufactured by Celina Tent,  are deployed in Iraq to provide a safe space for children caught in conflict. Photo courtesy of Celina Tent.
Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems, manufactured by Celina Tent, are deployed in Iraq to provide a safe space for children caught in conflict. Photo courtesy of Celina Tent.

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.

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