NRS Relief Viva Family Tent
Designed for post disaster conditions. The footprint complies to recommended minimum living area in hot and temperate climates (3.5 m^2 per person), while providing extra space for cold
NRS Relief state that they control their supply chain through to final delivery. As a product that meets UNHCR standards, it can be expected that large international non-government organizations and governments act as 3rd party distributors.
The manufacturer and other outlets state a price range between 360 and 470 USD. In humanitarian emergencies however, it is assumed that the product is distributed for free.
Goal 1: Aims to provide temporary shelter for people who have lost their homes.
Persons or families affected by disasters resulting in relocation. It is intended that the Viva Family Tent serve as a temporary solution for a family (max. 5 persons) until a permanent relocation strategy is found.
The tents are produced at NRS Relief’s production facility in Lahore, Pakistan at a capacity that responds to client demand. They also maintain emergency stockpiles in Dubai and Pakistan that are available to immediately respond to humanitarian crises. All of the tools and materials needed to assemble the tent are included in each tent package.
The product is patent protected.
NRS relief states that they have developed a supply chain from manufacturing to distribution. While NRS is a for profit company, emergency tents such as the Viva Family Tent are distributed to needy individuals for free. Thus a third party donor organization must facilitate the delivery.
– 16 m^2 main floor area, plus two 3.5 m^2 vestibules for a total area of 23 m^2.
– Consists of Polycotton (walls) and Polythylene (base) stretched over a metal structure.
– Fire retardant (if the fire retardant option), waterproof, rotproof and UV-stabilised
– Large windows (360 cm wide and 60 cm long)
– Minimum living area in hot and temperate climates
– Suitable for family of 5 people.
Tent assembly manual can be found here. The NRC Relief website also includes videos for key features, tent assembly, and packaging, loading, and shipping.
NRC Relief provides videos for tent assembly and packaging, loading, and shipping.
A repair kit is included in the packaged delivery.
The warranty put forward by the manufacturer is 18 months, though it can be assumed that the product can serve purposes beyond 18 months.
Manufacturer specified performance targets include fulfilling UNHCR emergency housing standards, weather resistance, and fire resistance.
The manufacturer reports to have an independent quality management team and use the services of an independent laboratory to perform tests at key product stages and a final audit before shipment.
Tent is available in fire retardant option.
NRS Relief offers other complimentary products that include efficient cook stoves that are safe for interior use, water purifiers, sleeping mats, and emergency shelter or winterization kits.
The manufacturer reports that the Viva Family Tent is “designed and developed according to the specifications and standards adopted by international organizations”. These standards) are more related to practices and procedures than to technical requirements for the products they distribute. ISO certifications NSR Relief complies with include:
ISO 14000: 2004 Environmental Management
– ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management, Sales, Business Development, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Relief Supplies
– ISO 9001: 2008 Manufacture of Insecticidal Mosquito Nets
– ISO 17025: 2005 Testing and Calibration
– SA 8000: 2008 Social Accountability
The tents have fire retardant and non-fire retardant options. NRC Relief states that the fire retardancy follows the guidelines of UNHCR and IFRC,and meets the following international standards:
– Pass CPAI section 5 & 6 with maximum 10s after flame average and maximum 30s after flame per test piece
– Ageing under ISO 4892-2, type A, 360 hours.
For packaging and shipping the tents are generally packed into a cage with 12 tents per cage and the cage weight is approximately 800 kg, the dimensions are 230 x 117 x 113 cm and the volume is approximately 3.04 cbm.
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