Tag: Brighter Lives for Refugees

World Refugee Day: First solar-powered refugee camp connects Syrian refugee families to a brighter future

June 20, 2017

For two and a half years, Azraq refugee camp in Jordan had no electricity. In winter, the 54,000 Syrian refugees here lived in complete darkness for nearly half the day. Families had a small solar lantern to study or work by, but its light would die after a few hours. In summer, when temperatures soar […] Read more

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Azraq, the world’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought renewable power to a population that lived for two and a half years only with sporadic access to electricity... Read more

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World’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

May 17, 2017

The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. The solar plant, which cost 8.75 million euros, has been entirely funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign that raised 30.8 million euro for UNHCR projects. Read more

IKEA Foundation assembles a solution for Syrian refugees (The Christian Science Monitor, November 2015)

January 31, 2017

The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has a 57-square-foot solution to a giant, global problem: smarter shelters for refugees. Read more

Shining a light into refugee camps

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

Thank you IKEA Foundation

IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises 30.8 million euros for renewable energy sources for refugee families

January 18, 2016

IKEA’s global campaign has raised 30.8 million euros for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide light and renewable energy sources for refugee families. Read more

Thank you IKEA Foundation

Thank you for helping us donate €30 million to light up refugee camps

January 18, 2016

Our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign is helping the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and energy to refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to the support of IKEA’s co-workers and customers, the campaign has raised a total of €30.8 million to fund renewable energy and education in the camps. […] Read more

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Join us to brighten the lives of refugee families

November 23, 2015

On 29 November the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to IKEA stores worldwide to raise millions of euros for refugees. Between November 29 and December 19, for every lamp or bulb sold in all IKEA stores and online, the IKEA Foundation will donate Є1 to help UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, provide light and […] Read more

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IKEA stores around the world to raise funds to brighten lives for refugees

November 23, 2015

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to over 40 countries to raise millions of euros for refugees. Read more

The IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises €10.8 million for UNHCR

April 10, 2015

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, thanks IKEA customers and co-workers for supporting ‘Brighter Lives for Refugees’. Read more

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