Tag: Save the Children

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

Jump in and play for children’s rights!

October 23, 2017

Today, the IKEA Foundation kicks off the second year of the Let’s Play for Change campaign, which runs from the end of October until Christmas in IKEA stores. Play is not only vital for a healthy childhood; it’s a basic human right. Working with six amazing partners—Handicap International, Save the Children, Special Olympics, Room to Read, UNICEF and War Child—we’re making the right to play a reality for children affected by poverty, disability and migration. 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

New grant to Save the Children will help children recover from violence in southern Philippines

June 7, 2017

In late May, fighting broke out in the southern Philippines between government forces and a local armed group. Thousands of civilians fled for their lives, and more than 50% of the population in Marawi has been evacuated from the city. The ongoing conflict in Marawi City has left children displaced, homeless and very vulnerable. 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

Let's Play IKEA Foundation

Thank you for making the first Let’s Play for Change campaign a success!

January 9, 2017

Around Asia and Africa, thousands of children are playing their way to a better life, so we wanted to say thank you to the IKEA Foundation’s partners, IKEA co-workers and customers who got involved in the first Let’s Play for Change campaign. During the campaign period, IKEA co-workers and customers engaged in the cause, and […] 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

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