The Ikea shelter is a modular flat-pack design
The shelter incorporates a solar panel
Instead of ropes and poles, the Ikea shelter uses a metal frame
The solar panel provides power for nighttime use
The sides and roof of the shelter is made of plastic panels
The Ikea refugee shelter designed to provide refugees with better living conditions
A tragedy of modern times is the millions of refugees displaced by poverty, oppression, war and natural disaster. Most end up living in canvas tents of a basic design that are hot in summer, cold in winter, and only last about six months in constant use despite some refugees living in such tents for up to 12 years. On World Refugee Day in June, the Ikea Foundation unveiled a new flat-pack refugee shelter with a modular design and solar panel designed to help improve living conditions for refugees.
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