They were sourced and shipped from the British Army’s Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, after it was closed down last year. The tents are made from heavy-duty rubber and have a special outer layer to protect against harsh weather conditions. Preparation of the ground and assembly of the tents will commence shortly. The site will be known as Sawra Village (Sawra means ‘hope’ in Assyrian, the mother tongue of Iraqi Christians). Once set up, the tented village will include diesel generators, washing machines, showers and toilets.