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IKEA’s flat-pack refugee shelter

July 2, 2013

This is a project by the IKEA Foundation together with the UNHCR. The target is to produce these refugee shelters for less than $1000 each. Each flat-pack includes a solar panel which powers a built-in lamp and a USB outlet. Each shelter takes 4 hours to assemble, would house 5 people and last 3 – 5 years compared to the 6 months of a conventional refugee tent.

The shelter as a flat pack: image via Fast Company

The Ikea refugee shelter designed to provide refugees with better living conditions

The Ikea refugee shelter via


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