Tag: emergencies

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

€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

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

Yemen MSF IKEA Foundation

The IKEA Foundation calls on funders to step up and save lives in Yemen

February 23, 2017

To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to continue to save lives and protect children and families in Yemen, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a €2 million grant to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and €500,000 to Save the Children.   Yemen is on the verge of social, economic and […] 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. Since the conflict escalated in March 2015, over two million people have fled their homes, placing even more stress on the communities where they seek safety, denying children food and healthcare, and putting kids at […] 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

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 things. Thanks to a €320,000 grant from the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children will provide them for thousands of vulnerable children. Fighting and a lack of basic services in South Sudan have forced hundreds of […] 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

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

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