Tag: refugees

IKEA co-workers among special guests at UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

October 6, 2016

IKEA co-workers who won the IKEA Foundation’s internal What Design Can Do refugee challenge and IKEA managers from 11 countries were special guests Monday night at the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony, hosted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva and supported by the IKEA Foundation. Read more

Five winning ideas to help refugees feel at home

July 7, 2016

We can now reveal the winners of the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge, and share their ideas to make life better for urban refugees. The IKEA Foundation announced the five winning entries at What Design Can Do Live in Amsterdam on Friday 1 July. Read more

Shining a light into refugee camps

June 20, 2016

On World Refugee Day, we are celebrating the success of the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign to light up refugee camps—making them safer, better places for children and families. Every parent knows how important light is for a young child when they’re scared. Knowing you can switch on the light, and see that you’re safe, brings great comfort. 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

600 bright ideas to make life better for refugees

June 14, 2016

From a LinkedIn network for refugees to a coat that turns into a tent, the What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge has triggered an avalanche of creativity. More than 600 designers and creative thinkers from 69 countries have entered their concepts for challenge. Now its time for you to vote for your favourite entry! Read more

New global design challenge will make life better for refugees

February 19, 2016

The IKEA Foundation is challenging designers and creative thinkers from around the world to come up with new design solutions which will help refugees in urban areas. The What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge, launched today, calls for innovative solutions to support refugees arriving in urban areas, and to help... Read more

What Design Can Do, UNHCR and IKEA Foundation launch global design challenge focusing on refugees

February 19, 2016

IKEA Foundation, UNHCR and What Design Can Do are today launching a design challenge that focuses on the integration of refugees in urban areas. Read more

IKEA Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign raises 30.8 million euros for renewable energy sources for refugee families

January 18, 2016

IKEA’s global campaign has raised 30.8 million euros for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to provide light and renewable energy sources for refugee families. Read more

Thank you for helping us donate €30 million to light up refugee camps

January 18, 2016

Our Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign is helping the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and energy to refugee camps in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to the support of IKEA’s co-workers and customers, the campaign has raised a total of €30.8 million to fund renewable energy... Read more

Join us to brighten the lives of refugee families

November 23, 2015

On 29 November the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign returns to IKEA stores worldwide to raise millions of euros for refugees. Between November 29 and December 19, for every lamp or bulb sold in all IKEA stores and online, the IKEA Foundation will donate Є1 to help UNHCR, the UN... Read more