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What We Have Done
Since late 2005 Tents4Peace has assisted in saving over 11,000 lives in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma and Tibet by providing emergency shelter and assistance to those who had become homeless as a result of war or natural disaster.
 

In 2005/2006 we provided over 1060 quality winterised tents, housing 8 to 10 people per tents, who would have otherwise frozen to death in the remote mountainous region of the North West Province of Pakistan and Afghanistan, as a result of a devastating earthquake.

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Tents arriving in North West Province

North West Province

From 2006 our ongoing Tents4Peace Annual Winter Appeal has supported chronically deprived children and widows in the squalor of the "Tent Cities of Kabul" where there is no sanitation, running water and open sewers. We supplied heating, fuel for cooking, food and clothing. This is an ongoing project.

Refugee

In 2007, through Tents4Peace fund raising activities a two story substantial orphanage housing 50 children as well as a Vocational Training Centre for destitute women, was built on the outskirts of Kabul. This is now sustained by the reputable organisation Mahboba's Promise working in Afghanistan.

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Peace House

From 2008 to 2011 Tents4Peace established Rumi House, a housing complex educating 33 orphans and many widows. Rumi House was run by Tents4Peace staff member Rahila (a qualified senior teacher) and family, who not only provided a safe haven for the children, but educated them on a daily basis. Rahila retired in 2011 due to ill health.

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Rahila and class

In 2008 Tents4Peace, as a result of the devastation caused by Cyclone Nargis, which bought Burma to is knees, supplied over 6000 quality tarpaulins to be used as shelter and water catchment for some of the 2 million people under stress. We also supplied packages consisting of water purification tablets, medicals and cooking utensils.

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Items including water purification tablets being loaded for the villages

In 2010 to 2011 Tents4Peace provided over 60 homes (felt yurts at a cost of $450 each) to Tibetan families in the Yushu (Jyekundo) Province who were left homeless and exposed to below zero winter temperature. These yurts have a life span of 15 to 20 years and a small village has grown up consisting of theses yurts which also include a medical centre and school.

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Tents 4 Tibet

In 2012 and currently Tents 4 Peace trialled a bold new initiative by finding placements in private homes for the homeless children and widows under its care. The children are placed within a normal family atmosphere where they feel an integral part of a functionable family. They are not separated from their siblings or mothers (if they have mothers) and it is compulsory for the children to attend school on a daily bases. Staff monitor regularly the families and children to assess their well-being. Results have been miraculous with the children becoming happier, healthier and better educated then they would have been if institutionalised. Many children have recovered from the traumas of the past faster and have gone on to live productive lives.

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2012 and current Afghanistan projects
   

Tents4Peace International, PO Box 3059 West Hobart Tasmania 7000
Anna Crotty, Executive Director and Founder 0438 358 516 annacrotty(at)yahoo.com.au
Fazila Tasmim, Executive Director (Afghanistan Projects) 0402 841 002 fazilatasmim(at)hotmail.com

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