Tag: emergencies

Helping the Red Cross stop disasters from becoming catastrophes

August 19, 2018

Prevention is better than cure. We all know that, right? For example, it is better to quit smoking than to treat lung disease. We use seat belts, helmets and life jackets to prevent injury and death. The list goes on. We know that waiting to step in until after a problem has arisen can make […] 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

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

Continuing our commitment to protect Rohingya refugee children and families

February 5, 2018

More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar to seek safety in Bangladesh since last August, in what the United Nations calls the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world. In September the IKEA Foundation gave Save the Children a €1 million grant to provide relief items as well as education and protection […] Read more

As night-time temperatures drop, IKEA Foundation and UNHCR team up to provide comfort and warmth to Syrian families returning to Aleppo

December 28, 2017

As families all over the world come together for the holiday period, the IKEA Foundation is donating 150,000 mattresses to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), for vulnerable families living within Syria. By providing the mattresses, we are helping children and families who have lost everything during the conflict have a more comfortable place to sleep […] 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

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 […] Read more

€1 million grant to Save the Children will help Rohingya children fleeing violence in Myanmar

September 19, 2017

The IKEA Foundation has granted Save the Children €1 million to help Rohingya children who have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Violence that erupted on 25 August in Myanmar has led to 600,000 people crossing the border into Bangladesh. Around 60% of them are children. Many lack the basics they need for survival—including food, water […] Read more

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