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IKEA Foundation donates EUR 3 million to Doctors Without Borders for medical relief in India

IKEA Foundation has donated EUR 3 million in unrestricted funding to Médecins Sans Frontièrs (MSF), or Doctors Without Borders, to address the unprecedented healthcare challenges in India caused by the pandemic. The donation will help MSF to scale up and continue to provide primary healthcare and distribute medical relief to the people in India. 

Per Heggenes, CEO of the IKEA Foundation: “In India, where the IKEA Foundation has its roots, we see the horrific impact and the tragedy of the pandemic unfolding every single day. We stand with the people of India and have pledged immediate support so that they can emerge from this crisis. We all need to come together and do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and support ongoing life-saving medical activities in India. Today, I call on the world’s governments, businesses and philanthropies to join us and increase the relief support for the people of India.”

The IKEA Foundation has supported MSF for many years with funding of more than EUR 40 million, to help with the incredible work they do in extremely challenging and often dangerous situations. Read the full announcement from IKEA Foundation about the EUR 3 million donation


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The IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) works to create a better everyday life for the many people. The IKEA Foundation is funded by INGKA Foundation, owner of the Ingka Group of companies. The IKEA Foundation is independent from the retail business with a sole focus on creating brighter lives on a liveable planet through philanthropy and grantmaking.
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