Tag: a healthy start in life

A boy who went with his mom to receive an emergency household kit after flash flooding in northern Vietnam

New emergency grants protect children from violence, typhoon and flood

November 20, 2017

The IKEA Foundation has given emergency grants to partners Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to help families affected by a typhoon in Vietnam and fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Typhoon and flood in Vietnam Typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam on 4 November. During 16 hours of raging winds, the typhoon […] Read more

World Humanitarian Day: Shining a light on unseen emergencies

August 19, 2017

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, the IKEA Foundation honours the aid workers who risk their lives to protect others. This year we are highlighting Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the incredible, lifesaving medical care they deliver in some of the world’s most overlooked crises. Around the world, MSF brings medical care to thousands of […] Read more

New grant to Save the Children will help children recover from violence in southern Philippines

June 7, 2017

In late May, fighting broke out in the southern Philippines between government forces and a local armed group. Thousands of civilians fled for their lives, and more than 50% of the population in Marawi has been evacuated from the city. The ongoing conflict in Marawi City has left children displaced, homeless and very vulnerable. Read more

global warming

New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

Today, on Earth Day, the IKEA Foundation is announcing its support for a new global design competition—the Climate Action Challenge. We’re teaming up with Amsterdam-based design platform What Design Can Do and the Autodesk Foundation to run the challenge, which calls on designers and creative thinkers to find inspirational and practical ways to fight climate […] Read more

New grants will help MSF and Save the Children save lives in Yemen

February 23, 2017

A merciless war is raging in Yemen, where families were already struggling to survive after years of poverty and instability. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, over two million people have fled their homes, placing even more stress on the communities where they seek safety, denying children food and healthcare, and putting kids at […] Read more

Urgent support for South Sudanese refugee children in Uganda

December 21, 2016

Safety, food, healthcare and education – refugee children who have fled turmoil in South Sudan urgently need all of these things. Thanks to a €320,000 grant from the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children will provide them for thousands of vulnerable children. Fighting and a lack of basic services in South Sudan have forced hundreds of […] Read more

Help for Indonesia’s earthquake survivors

December 16, 2016

Children have lost their homes, loved ones and sense of security after a series of deadly earthquakes and aftershocks have devastated parts of Indonesia’s Aceh province. The IKEA Foundation has given Save the Children an emergency grant of €100,000 so they can help children recover from the trauma and continue their educations, despite the damage […] Read more

IKEA Foundation and MSF: New effort to assist people displaced by conflict in the Borno region in Nigeria

December 1, 2016

Médecins Sans Frontières and the IKEA Foundation call on other funders to step up and save lives. Read more

Leading the way to help MSF save lives in Nigeria

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

Emergency grants to protect vulnerable children in Iraq and the Philippines

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 affected by Super Typhoon Haima, […] Read more

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