Tag: humanitarian

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... 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 400,000 people crossing the border into Bangladesh. Around 60% of them are children. Many lack the basics they need for survival—including food, water and shelter. These people are staying in registered camps, makeshift settlements and host communities around Cox’s Bazar. They join roughly 300,000 Rohingya people who were already living along the border. 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. 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... Read more

Humanitarian Aid – Business As Unusual? (Inter Press Service, June 2016)

January 31, 2017

Big business is most often seen by human rights defenders and civil society organisations as “bad news,” as those huge... Read more

What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge receives over 600 entries from 69 countries

June 14, 2016

Which idea will win the Refugee Challenge? Public and experts vote for shortlist. Read more

IKEA Foundation and Oxfam EUR 7.3m partnership to improve disaster response

May 20, 2016

Innovative new programme will boost local communities’ ability to respond to emergencies Read more