A guide to the use and logistics of family tents in humanitarian relief

This document attempts to fill the gap concerning provision of family tents and to raise the awareness of field, logistics and procurement staff as to the best practices in the use of the given materials. The expected outcome is an increase in efficiency of this type of relief activity to the greater advantage of disaster victims. It covers the following topics:-1. Shelter, settlement and tents2. Planning a response.3. Climate.4. Logistics5. Alternatives to tents.6. User adaptations7. Types of tents8. Tent components.9. Perfomance standards