Ikea donates record amount to famine victims in the horn of Africa


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Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Ikea Foundation has decided to donate $62 million, corresponding to approximately Skr 390 million to victims of the drought disaster eating the horn of Africa and eastern Africa.


The money will go to help the refugees in the world's largest refugee camps, in Dadaab in Kenya, where many drought stricken victims from Somalia, Eritrea and Ethiopia are starving.

The gift is the largest private donation to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, during its 60 year history, and it is the first time that a private organization has chosen to directly support a refugee camp, according to UNHCR.

Could this have anything to do with Ikea’s founder recent revelation that he was more into Nazi activities than previously thought or just a softer side of a shroud business man? Just asking!
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