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Chelsea Village: the importance of feeling at home in field operations

Latest News September 01, 2017
Chelsea Village: the importance of feeling at home in field operations

Those working in field operations would agree – humanitarian work is stressful. Your day job involves helping those emerging from conflict, natural disasters, hunger and disease. Your surroundings are fragile environments, where poverty is rife. Workloads can be heavy, with long hours and often your accommodation is not of the highest standard.

Chelsea Village, our secure accommodation camp in the Mogadishu International Airport zone, hosts aid-workers and other international agencies who are helping to lay the foundations for a brighter Somalia. The camp is designed by people who have spent years working in remote and challenging locations around the world – our NapCap container accommodation is exceptionally comfortable (with double beds, satellite tv, work spaces and en-suite bathrooms) and there are constant upgrades

“The Chelsea Village team knows first hand what it’s like to work in these environments and we are always considering our guests’ wellbeing,” says Costa Yiannakis, Chelsea Village manager.

“The Chelsea Village team knows first hand what it’s like to work in these environments and we are always considering our guests’ wellbeing,” says Costa Yiannakis, Chelsea Village manager. “How can we do this better? What will help people to relax? The village is constantly evolving and we continue to improve our facilities, giving our guests more areas to socialise and chill out.”

New additions to the camp include our pirate ship coffee shop and roof terrace chill out zone. And in September, our first GymCap will be arriving. A custom-made gym, designed by a team experienced in supporting military programmes in remote locations around the world, the GymCap will provide guests with a superior exercise space. Post-workout, guests can pick up a coffee and head to the rooftop to check out the view.