The innovative Better Shelter structures represent a major milestone in humanitarian design

This week, the IKEA Foundation announced the results of its ongoing collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): a plan to provide the UNHCR with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelter units for refugee and disaster aid through IKEA's Housing for All Foundation.

Designed for optimal shipping volume and weight, price, safety, durability, health, and comfort, the structures represent “a groundbreaking example of democratic design,” and are currently being manufactured for summer 2015 dispersal.

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