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Ikea Foundation

March 11, 2014

Flat pack housing, inspired by Ikea’s famous self-assembly furniture, is providing a more sturdy alternative to tents in refugee camps, according to an annual report released today by the family business’s philanthropic foundation.

Flat pack housing, inspired by Ikea’s famous self-assembly furniture, is providing a more sturdy alternative to tents in refugee camps, according to an annual report released today by the family business’s philanthropic foundation.

According to the Ikea Foundation, the units can comfortably house five people, and are more secure and durable than the tents that are normally used, which need to be replaced about every six months.

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The Ikea Foundation wants to be one of the biggest philanthropic foundations in the world. CampdenFB talks to its boss. 

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