Brighter Lives for Refugees Campaign

Improving the lives of the families in refugee camps for every LED light sold.

Brighter Lives for Refugees Campaign

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has partnered with IKEA Foundation to create the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign. For every IKEA LEDARE light bulb purchased in IKEA stores during February and March 2015, the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 to UNHCR to light refugee camps – making them a safer and a better place for the many vulnerable refugees who live in refugee camps across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, making each refugee camp a safer and more suitable home for refugee children and their families. The IKEA Foundation has partnered with UNHCR since 2010, helping to provide shelter, care and education in refugee camps and surrounding communities. The Foundation has to date committed more than €125 million in support to UNHCR.


  • The IKEA Foundation

    Netherlands | Staff size: 26-50

    IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is an independent charitable foundation that oversees IKEA’s global philanthropy. The Foundation resides in the Netherlands and their funds...

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.

    The agency is mandated to lead and...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2012