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Swedish furniture giant IKEA has received its first order for flat-pack refugee shelters with the first ones likely to be sent to northern Iraq this summer. (via Reuters)
A tragedy of modern times is the millions of refugees displaced by poverty, oppression, war and natural disaster. Most end up living in canvas tents of a basic design that are hot in summer, cold in winter, and only last about six months in constant use despite some refugees living in such tents for up to 12 years. On World Refugee Day in June, the Ikea Foundation unveiled a new flat-pack refugee shelter with a modular design and solar panel designed to help improve living conditions for refugees. The Ikea shelter is a modular flat-pack design The shelter incorporates a [More]
Ikea is looking to be known for much more than their easy-to-assemble home furnishings.

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