A shelter for refugees – made by IKEA

Say what you want about greedy corporations, but with their resources and distribition networks they have a massive capacity for being a catalyst for change.

Take for example this shelter for refugees designed by the Ikea Foundation. Flat-pack, lightweight, with solar panels printed on roof nets, these constructions will last 10 times as long as the tents currently used by the UN in camps.

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Now, would love to see a donation option for the contribution to this project at the checkout in IKEA stores… (instead of those $2 frames I keep buying every time I visit).

And while some people might critisize projects like that by commercial organisations, any step by anyone to improve conditions for people who suffer in conflict and disaster zones, is admirable. So yes, thank you IKEA.