The global efforts of organisations such as UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) are vital in responding to humanitarian emergencies. From dealing with the fallout following a hurricane to the challenges of a global pandemic, their work helps communities around the world survive and recover from all manner of crises. Prefabricated structures are an essential resource in delivering this work. They can provide shelter and healthcare for people, storage for key resources such as food, or a base of operations to co-ordinate actions.
Since 2004, Euroclad Group has been delivering custom specification metal roof and wall materials for Conport’s Flospan structures, which provide a lightweight, durable and secure alternative to temporary canvas tents for a wide range of humanitarian aid projects. These structures have been used in over 50 countries by organisations including UNICEF and the WFP. Recent applications have included the construction of over 100 Flospans in Ethiopia, providing an additional 50,000 metric tonnes of food storage for refugee camps, and over 50 stores for dispensing blended nutrition from rural clinics to prevent childhood stunting.
After using Euroclad’s products in offsite production processes, Flospan units can be transported to remote locations and constructed to a high standard using only hand tools and without the need for heavy lifting equipment. In fact, the profiled steel sheets supplied by Euroclad help reduce weight whilst still providing excellent versatility and protection against the elements.