World Refugee Day 2015

With World Refugee Day right around the corner I wanted to take a minute (short post, I swear!) to remind you of the great needs that exist, and give you the opportunity to get to know some refugees and their stories.

At IKEA we created this video based on our experiences in Jordan…

Real quick – Worldwide displacement has hit an all-time high as war and persecution increase. Globally, one in every one hundred twenty two (122) humans is now either a refugee, internally displaced, or seeking asylum. It could be you. If this were the population of a country, it would be the world’s 24th biggest.


And of course, most worrying is that over half of all refugees are children. These are (to quote every politician ever) our future, and the future of so many countries around the world. What kind of life are they living?

If you have a few minutes, get to know some of the refugees stories, share with your friends and family, and help to promote World Refugee Day on your social media. It only takes a few minutes or a few dollars, but it makes all the difference in the world.

Thank you.