Flat-pack refugee shelter wins Design of the Year 2016

January 30, 2017

The IKEA Foundation's temporary shelter designed for refugees has been named the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year, beating the artwork for David Bowie's final album and a robotic surgeon. Better Shelter was announced as the winner at an awards ceremony that took place at the Design Museum's new home in London last week. Read more

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

How business and philanthropy can take a lead in responding to humanitarian and refugee crises

August 19, 2016

On World Humanitarian Day (19 August), the IKEA Foundation is calling on businesses and foundations to step up. Read more

How we’re helping kids get their childhoods back

August 19, 2016

It’s World Humanitarian Day and we’re celebrating our partners’ amazing work to help children and families caught up in disasters and conflicts, often at their own personal risk. Read more

What home is for a refugee without one

August 17, 2016

For this year's IKEA catalogue we visited our partners Better Shelter and UNHCR in Greece to see how our support is helping refugee children. The story is featured on page 161 and replicated here. 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

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

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