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Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year
by Oliver Wainwright

The Guardian    Translate This Article
27 January 2017

On 27 January 2017 The Guardian reported: Ikea's solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world. When Hind and Saffa Hameed arrived at the Al Jamea'a refugee camp in Baghdad in 2015, having been hounded from their home in Ramadi by Islamic State militants, they had never been so glad to see an Ikea product. It was . . . an entire flat-pack refugee shelter. The Swedish furniture giant's innovation has just been crowned Beazley design of the year 2016 by London's Design Museum. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and health, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

At $1,250, a Better Shelter costs twice as much as a typical emergency tent, but it provides security, insulation, and durability, and it lasts for at least three years.

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