Synthetic Sleeping Mat
Synthetic Sleeping Mat, a waterproof and tearproof sleeping mat designed for emergency relief, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
NRS Relief works with global aid organizations to distribute their products. There is no list of countries or regions where NRS Relief is active, but they will distribute their products to any emergency relief situation they decide requires their attention.
NRS Relief is involved with their products from manufacturing to final delivery. They work with international agencies, bilateral donors, governments, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate the distribution of their products.
Unknown. UNHCR may vary pricing as a result of the region where efforts are required or the intensity of the disaster.
Goal 3: Aims to protect from cold from the ground and provide a more comfortable sleeping surface.
Individuals in homeless and refugee shelters worldwide.
All of NRS Relief’s products are mass produced by H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons
(HSNDS) in Pakistan.
NRS Relief is involved with their products from manufacturing to final delivery. They work with international agencies, bilateral donors, governments, and non-governmental organizations to facilitate the distribution of their products, and the products are only available when NRS Relief decides to provide emergency relief.
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Dimensions: 1.8 x 0.9 m
Weight: 0.5 kg/m^2 +/- 5%
Waterproof, tearproof, and material trim finish
Material: 100% synthetic yarn woven 2/2 twill structure using a monofilament or multifilament warp. Minimum 500 deniers virgin propylene multi-filament straws for wefting
Mat sides secured with a woven bias-binding tape with stitches through mat fabric.
The mat can most likely be patched with local materials if it becomes ripped. The manufacturer does not provide any replacement components.
Expected to last 12+ months with constant use under harsh tropical conditions.
The mat is designed to be waterproof and tearproof, and is suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.
Although the product was developed by UNHCR, IFRC, and ICRC, there is no performance data available.
Several international aid, relief and humanitarian agencies, including United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross.
A similar product, the Viva Thermal Sleeping Mat, is an item featured in the UNHCR/ICRD/IFRC’s Viva Winterisation Kit, which also includes a fire retardant winterization liner, a partition, heat-resistant floor protector (for a stove) and a heat-resistant chimney sleeve. The Synthetic Sleeping Mat could also be used along with the items found in this kit.
Vogler, P., Sleeping as a refuge? embodied vulnerability and corporeal security during refugees’ sleep at the Thai-Burma border. Worlds of Sleep. 2008:193-209.
Meets UNHCR standard for UNHCR relief efforts, which outlines distribution, relief planning, and relief action requirements.
The Synthetic Sleeping Mat has replaced the Comfort Sleeping Mat in the NRS Relief Catalogue.
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