Tag: a healthy start in life

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

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New design competition will help families cope with climate change

April 22, 2017

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 change and help people cope with its effects. 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.... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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Emergency grant to protect children’s health in Ethiopia

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

World Humanitarian Day IKEA Foundation

How business and philanthropy can take a lead in responding to humanitarian and refugee crises

August 19, 2016

On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more