July 7, 2016
We can now reveal the winners of the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge, and share their ideas to make life better for urban refugees. The IKEA Foundation announced the five winning entries at What Design Can Do Live in Amsterdam on Friday 1 July. Read more
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June 20, 2016
On World Refugee Day, we are celebrating the success of the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign to light up refugee camps—making them safer, better places for children and families. Every parent knows how important light is for a young child when they’re scared. Knowing you can switch on the light, and see that you’re safe, brings great comfort. Read more
16-11-2012 Israa, 13, and her younger sister Hanin, 3, stand infront of Israa's drawing of her Syria, in the classroom where her family lives in the abandoned Mdoukha School where Syrian families are taking refuge, in West Bekaa, Lebanon. Israa lights herself and her sister with a portable light due to power shortages at the school, they also have no heating which is a worry as winter has begun in Bekaa. Photo by Natalie Nacacche/Getty Images Reportage
June 14, 2016
From a LinkedIn network for refugees to a coat that turns into a tent, the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has triggered an avalanche of creativity. More than 600 designers and creative thinkers from 69 countries have entered their concepts for challenge. Now its time for you to vote for your favourite entry! Read more
April 22, 2016
The IKEA Foundation is joining forces with We Mean Business and Here Now to take action on climate change. Read more

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March 3, 2016
A few IKEA co-workers from IKEA Belgium had the unique chance to visit refugee camps with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan. "This trip has lit a fire in our hearts. One of the fascinating characteristics of fire is that you can light as many candles as you wish, they will never go out. We hope that our testimonials will touch your heart, and break the armouries of indifference, fear and misunderstanding." They have gathered their experiences and unforgettable memories in blogs and photos, inviting you to join their journey this way. 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
Per Heggenes, our CEO,on the kinds of partnerships the IKEA Foundation looks for in the humanitarian field: Empowering local organizations as an alternative to parachuting in international NGOs is an important focus for us. Read more
Which idea will win the Refugee Challenge? Public and experts vote for shortlist. Read more