October 16, 2017
The conflict in Syria has torn children’s lives apart in countless ways. Many have fled the country, but those who... Read more
September 27, 2017
The IKEA Foundation has announced that it is supporting the We Mean Business coalition with a €40 million grant—the second-largest it has ever made. The grant will inspire business to take action to cut the emissions that cause climate change—for example by sourcing 100% renewable power—to help reduce the risks all communities face from a changing climate. Read more
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 400,000 people crossing the border into Bangladesh. Around 60% of them are children. Many lack the basics they need for survival—including food, water and shelter. These people are staying in registered camps, makeshift settlements and host communities around Cox’s Bazar. They join roughly 300,000 Rohingya people who were already living along the border. Read more
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. Read more
July 17, 2017
The IKEA Foundation is celebrating the fact that 500 co-workers have taken part in IWitness trips to see the work it funds in action! IWitness achieved its 2020 target, set jointly with IKEA Group's People and Planet Positive strategy, when a group of co-workers from the UK and Ireland visited a Save the Children programme in Vietnam in September this year.  Go to blog
Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Sadly, many children around the world lack safe spaces to play. That’s why our new in-store campaign has children’s right to play and develop at its heart. Read more
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, switched on today the newly constructed solar plant in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Funded by the IKEA Foundation’s Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, the solar farm has brought renewable power to a population that lived for two and a half years only with sporadic access to electricity... Read more