| Graphic: Ikea flatpack refugee tent for use in Syria!


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Graphic: Ikea flatpack refuge tent for use in Syria ~ Mark Oliver, The Telegraph.

Swedish furniture giant Ikea is working with the UNHCR to produce a flatpack refugee shelter that can be rapidly assembled in crisis zones, such as in Syria, where over one million people have fled the country.

graphic:IKEA flatpack refuge tent

50 emergency shelter prototypes have been sent to refuge camps and areas of crisis in Syria, with funding from the Ikea foundation.

The shelters arrive in the typical Ikea flat cardboard packs designed to be assembled on-site, and include features like solar panels and USB ports to provide electricity.

Five people are able to live in each 17.5 square metre house once it is assembled.

The shelters have previously been tested in Ethiopia and at the Domiz refugee camp on the Iraq-Syria border.

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