Tag: child protection

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

How technology helps educate and protects children in Syria

October 16, 2017

The conflict in Syria has torn children’s lives apart in countless ways. Many have fled the country, but those who have stayed are trying to survive and continue living their lives. For professionals who work with those children—such as teachers and healthcare workers—giving kids protection and a sense of stability becomes even more important. But how can they do so, when they have very limited resources and live in areas where help from the outside world cannot get through? A project run by Save the Children and funded by the IKEA Foundation is using modern technology to support professionals in Syria, increasing their knowledge and skills so they can continue providing basic services for children. 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

How to Save Thousands of Children’s Lives (Inter Press Service, October 2016)

January 31, 2017

When disasters strike, children are among the most vulnerable, and humanitarian aid agencies need to be able to respond immediately to save their lives. Read more here. 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

Syria IKEA Foundation

IKEA Foundation gives grants worth €9.4 million to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to help children and families caught up in Syria conflict

March 15, 2016

As the conflict in Syria enters its fifth year, the IKEA Foundation has donated €9.4 million to help children and their families, both within Syria and in neighbouring countries. Read more

Two years on from deadly Typhoon Haiyan, world-first centre for humanitarian leadership set to open in Melbourne

November 18, 2015

As the world marks two years since Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, the world’s first Centre for Humanitarian Leadership opens today in Melbourne. Read more

IKEA Foundation gives over €3 million to help families after Nepal earthquake

April 29, 2015

This weekend, thousands of children in Nepal lost everything in a heartbeat—their families, friends, homes, schools and security. The IKEA Foundation has given UNICEF €3 million and Save the Children €100,000 to help children survive the aftermath of Nepal’s deadliest earthquake in 80 years. According to the latest reports, nearly 5,000 people have been killed […] Read more

Racing against time for children and families in Nepal: IKEA Foundation gives €3 million to UNICEF emergency relief efforts

April 29, 2015

In the aftermath of the violent earthquake that hit Nepal with devastating force on 25 April, IKEA Foundation has contributed €3 million to UNICEF. Read more

Helping thousands of former child soldiers have a childhood again

January 27, 2015

UNICEF and its partners have secured the release of 3,000 child soldiers from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan. After spending years witnessing horrific violence, the children urgently need help to recover from the trauma, so the IKEA Foundation has given UNICEF a EUR 1.6 million grant to help the children regain […] Read more

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