IKEA Refugee Housing Unit

The IKEA Foundation

IKEA Refugee Housing Unit Contact Solution Provider

Solution Overview & Benefits

The IKEA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the iconic Swedish furniture maker, has helped come up with a more comfortable refugee shelter. IKEA shelter is flat-packed, requires no tools to assemble, and can be taken apart and rebuilt again elsewhere. Instead of canvas flaps, the shelter is made up of hard panels, which stand up better against harsher climactic conditions and offer more privacy.

The 188 square-foot shelters offer occupants better protection from weather along with more privacy. Made to house one family, the shelters feature temperature control and a solar panel to provide electricity.

History & Development

The IKEA Foundation has commited Euro 73 million to our partner UNHCR to improve the living situation for families and children living in refugee camps.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Ethiopia, Sudan, and Bangladesh
Price range (USD): Contact supplier for quote


Dimensions: 188 sq. feet

Additional Information

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