September 7, 2016
We have given Save the Children an emergency grant of €200,000 to help children and families suffering from an outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea in Ethiopia. Read more
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August 19, 2016
It’s World Humanitarian Day and we’re celebrating our partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more
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August 17, 2016
There's nothing more natural for parents than the desire to give their children a safe home. But how do families who flee war zones begin to rebuild their kids' sense of security? For this year's IKEA catalogue we visited our partners Better Shelter and UNHCR in Greece to see how our support is helping refugee children. The story is featured on page 161 and replicated here. Read more
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August 16, 2016
Imagine being a child and getting a treasure box of toys! Even better, imagine getting a treasure box of toys that help you develop essential skills, such as creativity and critical thinking. Earlier this year, a team from the IKEA catalogue visited our partner UNICEF in the Union of the Comoros to see how our support is helping children who need support in early childhood education. The story is featured on page 59 and replicated here. Read more
March 3, 2016
A few IKEA co-workers from IKEA Indonesia had the unique chance to visit our Soft Toys for Education programmes with Save the Children in Indonesia. "This trip teaches us to never give up; things that are worth fighting for are never easy to do, yet we should keep giving our best. We experience how rewarding it is when we can use our specialty to contribute to the community. We met people who are passionate about what they do and never see their limitation as an obstacle. We learnt that all children, regardless of their circumstances, are very eager to learn and they all deserve the best education." - Ririh Dibyono, joined IKEA Indonesia in 2014. Go to blog
Our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign has raised a total of €30.8 million to help the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and renewable energy to refugee camps across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This has made them safer, better places for the children and families who live in them. Read more
Ingvar Kamprad, our founder, says: “We all share basic needs: a secure home, good health, a regular income, a desire to keep our children safe, to see them get a good education and succeed in life. That’s why the IKEA Foundation has decided to focus our funding on these key necessities.” Read more
On World Humanitarian Day, the IKEA Foundation is celebrating its partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more
On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more