THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Lest we forget
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
Interviews
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
IKEA Foundation gives €5 million emergency grant to help fight Ebola

The IKEA Foundation has given €5 million, its largest single emergency donation ever, to help Médecins Sans Frontières fight the Ebola virus in Africa.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

IKEA Foundation gives €5 million emergency grant to help fight Ebola

The IKEA Foundation has given €5 million, its largest single emergency donation ever, to help Médecins Sans Frontières fight the Ebola virus in Africa.

MSF has been responding to the outbreak since March and currently has 2,000 staff working in West Africa, treating a rapidly increasing number of patients.

The IKEA Foundation’s donation will support the organisation’s medical relief efforts for those stricken with Ebola for the rest of this year and into 2015.

Per Heggenes, chief executive of the IKEA Foundation, said: “Our wish is that other private-sector partners will step up and fund programmes that will not only save lives and fight the spread of Ebola but also help in other emergency situations that get less media coverage. This crisis, like others, will not go away quickly—and for those who have lost loved ones, the pain will last forever. That’s why organisations like MSF need long-term support from partners like the IKEA Foundation.”

Bruno Jochum, executive director of MSF Switzerland, added: “We are extremely grateful to the IKEA Foundation for this very significant contribution, which will help our teams make a real difference on the ground. The IKEA Foundation is a longstanding and privileged partner of MSF and we are thrilled to count once again on its support at a critical time in the fight against Ebola and its consequences.”

The IKEA Foundation has previously supported MSF’s work providing medical treatment to refugees from Syria and the Central African Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

The Retail Design Seminar 2018
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Seminar 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
AI in Retail Conference 2019
AI in Retail Conference 2019
18 September 2019
Cavendish Conference Center, 22 Duchess Mews, London W1G 9DT
Retail marketing is changing pace rapidly by making communication across all platforms personalised, relevant, efficient, and helpful. AI not only helps shoppers find a perfect product but also pre-empts the shopping behaviour and speeds up payment.
The HR Summit 2019
The HR Summit 2019
Tuesday 8 October 2019
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 11th HR Summit 2019, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 8 October 2019
Fix The Dinosaur Roundtable 2018
Fix The Dinosaur Roundtable 2018
19 October 2018
The Euston Suite, The Hallam, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ
A Masterclass in IBMi Legacy Issues