Tag: a healthy start in life

South Sudanese doctor honoured at UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

October 3, 2018

Dr Evan Atar Adaha, an inspirational doctor from South Sudan, has won the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award. IKEA Foundation and IKEA co-workers were among the special guests at the award ceremony on 1 October and witnessed Dr Atar receive the honour. The event was hosted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva and […] Read more

Our new €300 million commitment to fight climate change

September 24, 2018

The IKEA Foundation has announced plans to spend another €300 million on climate-related programmes between 2020 and 2023 and calls on others to follow our lead. This funding is on top of the €400 million we pledged to spend on climate programmes between 2015 and 2020, and it builds on our commitment to make fighting […] Read more

Supporting children and families with emergency medical care

August 6, 2018

When conflicts break out or disasters strike, millions of families turn to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for medical relief. We are granting MSF €21 million to provide medical care in emergencies—including trauma care, life-saving surgeries, maternity and paediatric services, and primary healthcare. (Photo credit above: Mosul, Iraq. MSF/Louise Annaud) We have worked with MSF since 2013 […] Read more

New emergency grants for Save the Children will support hard-hit communities

June 6, 2018

No matter what threatens children’s safety—from violence to natural disasters—Save the Children steps in to protect children and help them continue their educations. The IKEA Foundation has recently given Save the Children four emergency grants, totalling €530,000, to help children and families survive life-threatening situations and begin to look toward the future again.   Refugees […] Read more

New €8 million grant will help transform humanitarian aid system to protect children better

May 28, 2018

During emergencies, children need protection and support from well-trained humanitarian workers. To help this happen, the IKEA Foundation supports Save the Children’s work to give humanitarian professionals the tools they need to protect children when they need it most. We have been supporting this vital work since 2015 and are now pleased to announce a […] Read more

Climate Action Challenge winners

May 23, 2018

Tomorrow is an exciting day for the winners of last year’s Climate Action Challenge! After months of designing inspirational and practical ways to fight climate change and help people cope with its effects, the winning teams will finally get a chance to present their prototypes and business plans to potential investors at this year’s What […] Read more

Emergency grants help Save the Children support children when they most need it

May 2, 2018

When disasters and conflicts turn children’s lives upside down, our partners need quick access to cash to provide lifesaving help. That’s why the IKEA Foundation supports Save the Children with emergency funding, so they can send staff to hard-hit communities within 24 hours. This ongoing partnership, which began in 2013, has helped over 300,000 children […] Read more

Power to the people who need it most

April 22, 2018

  Can you remember the last time you had a power cut—looking for the candles, cooking in their dim light and getting annoyed when you realised all your digital clocks were flashing 00:00? At the back of your mind, however, you knew the frustration wouldn’t last long…that, eventually, the power would come back on. According […] Read more

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

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