The degradation of the humanitarian situation in Syria has caused over 2.1 million people fleeing to neighboring countries. The number of registered Syrian citizens who have found temporary shelter in Turkey has surpassed half a million people. Of these, there are over 200,000 living in camps under the temporary protection of the Turkish Government. The Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) has been providing assistance to the Syrian citizens with a multi-pronged relief operation, which has consisted of food aid, relief distribution, and provision of shelter, among others
The Turkish Red Crescent is one of the main humanitarian suppliers in the country. Its tent factory produces reinforced tents and other shelter products, such as rub-halls of various sizes. The National Society has distributed 6,068 tarpaulins aiming to provide tents better insulation during the winter season. Also, the total number of tents distributed is 65.602 and the total number of tarpaulins distributed in camps is 25.956. By early November, with international support, the NS has distributed some 33,240 tents (including replacements for damaged ones that are not double-counted): these tents have been designed to endure harsh winter and weather conditions in camps.
The IFRC-SRU on behalf of LRC-AI shall deliver technical consultancy services to TRC in order to jointly design a winterization room fit for different tent types used in the Syrian crisis response, based on the winterization solution already in use in TRC tents. Furthermore conduct technical testing of the kit, to establish technical performance criteria. This program aims to improve the thermal behavior of light shelters distributed therefore provide a better quality of life while significantly reducing fuel consumption per heating putting these tents.
For additional information, please consult the following document: Winterization room for “Kizilay tent” Test, evaluation and recommendations