December 1, 2016
We have given Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) €1 million to help victims of violence and displacement in Nigeria and is calling on other donors to support MSF’s work there. The conflict in northeastern Nigeria started in 2009. As a result of the fighting, countless families have been forced to flee their homes and have sought safety in overcrowded cities or camps for displaced people. Read more
November 20, 2016
Today—20 November—is Children’s Rights Day, and the IKEA Foundation is celebrating by launching a new campaign in IKEA stores to help more children enjoy their right to play. Play is at the heart of every happy childhood. It gives children the chance to find out about the world, learn how... Read more
Kirkuk, Iraq. 16th October, 2016. 5-year-old *Ali plays at the Dibis checkpoint near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk
October 25, 2016
The IKEA Foundation has given Save the Children two emergency grants to protect children fleeing fighting in Iraq and severe weather in the Philippines. The grants for €200,000 will help vulnerable children keep up their education in a safe environment. In the Philippines, hundreds of thousands of people have been... Read more
Save the Children
October 17, 2016
When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives. Today we have signed agreements with two of the world’s foremost humanitarian aid organisations, Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), to potentially save the lives of thousands of children during catastrophic disasters. Read more
March 3, 2016
A few lucky IKEA co-workers from Taiwan had the unique chance to visit our Soft Toys for Education programmes with Save the Children in Myanmar. "Yes! Education can help the world become flatter and flatter. Because education can produce knowledge, knowledge can create skills, and skills can bring a better life and the possibility to realise dreams" - Jocelyn Tseng, IKEA co-worker Taiwan. Go to blog
Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Sadly, many children around the world lack safe spaces to play. That’s why our new in-store campaign has children’s right to play and develop at its heart. 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

Why Play?

November 7, 2016
With our new Good Cause campaign, Let’s Play for Change, we are working with some of the world’s leading children’s rights organisations on this topic. The programmes funded by our campaign will focus on creating safe spaces in which vulnerable children can play and develop. Read more
Médecins Sans Frontières and the IKEA Foundation call on other funders to step up and save lives. Read more