Tag: humanitarian

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

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

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 heartless, soulless corporations whose exclusive goal is to make the biggest profits possible. Too often and in too many cases this is a proven fact. Read more here. 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

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