IKEA Boosts War Child’s Work in Lebanon and Jordan
War Child was one of six participating child rights organisations in the 2016 IKEA Good Cause campaign - ‘Let’s Play for Change’.
The ‘Let’s Play for Change’ campaign - which ran in the weeks before Christmas - saw the six organisations receive €1 for each children’s book and toy sold in IKEA stores worldwide. Some 12.6 million items were sold during the course of the campaign - helping to ensure that thousands of vulnerable children can enjoy their right to play.
War Child’s participation in the campaign will contribute towards our work in Jordan and Lebanon with children affected by the Syrian conflict. With the help of the IKEA Foundation, War Child will be able to support 18,000 Syrian and vulnerable local children in Jordan and Lebanon.
Our efforts will enable these children to play, reclaim their childhood and rebuild their future after years of violence. Inside our network of ‘Safe Spaces’ children from all communities can play, learn and develop.
Our work in Jordan and Lebanon also sees us set up child protection structures and provide psychosocial support to parents and other important adults in children’s lives. War Child is currently the leading organisation providing education, protection and psychosocial support services to Syrian refugee children inside Jordan and Lebanon.
The IKEA Foundation is the charitable arm of the INGKA Foundation, the owner of the IKEA Group of companies. The other participating organisations in the campaign are Save the Children, Handicap International, Room to Read, Special Olympics and UNICEF.