Tag: South Sudan

South Sudanese doctor honoured at UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award ceremony

October 3, 2018

Dr Evan Atar Adaha, an inspirational doctor from South Sudan, has won the 2018 Nansen Refugee Award. IKEA Foundation and IKEA co-workers were among the special guests at the award ceremony on 1 October and witnessed Dr Atar receive the honour. The event was hosted by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Geneva and […] Read more

New emergency grants for Save the Children will support hard-hit communities

June 6, 2018

No matter what threatens children’s safety—from violence to natural disasters—Save the Children steps in to protect children and help them continue their educations. The IKEA Foundation has recently given Save the Children four emergency grants, totalling €530,000, to help children and families survive life-threatening situations and begin to look toward the future again.   Refugees […] 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

Helping thousands of former child soldiers have a childhood again

January 27, 2015

UNICEF and its partners have secured the release of 3,000 child soldiers from the Cobra Faction, an armed group in South Sudan. After spending years witnessing horrific violence, the children urgently need help to recover from the trauma, so the IKEA Foundation has given UNICEF a EUR 1.6 million grant to help the children regain […] Read more

Thousands of children to be gradually released from armed group in South Sudan

January 27, 2015

UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. Read more

Right To Play & IKEA Foundation partner to help 115,000+ refugee children build resilience through play

July 21, 2014

Two grants totaling €2.6 million will improve quality of education and access to youth programming in refugee camps. Read more

IKEA Foundation supports War Child project in South Sudan

July 8, 2014

With support from the IKEA Foundation, War Child is creating Safe Spaces where children and young people in South Sudan can play, learn to read, and write. Read more

IKEA Foundation supports UNICEF with Euro 1 million emergency donation

May 13, 2014

The IKEA Foundation today announced a contribution of Euro 1 million to UNICEF in support of its efforts to scale up the emergency response in South Sudan. Read more

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