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Sweden’s Ikea Admits Use of Forced Labor in East Germany

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish furniture giant Ikea is acknowledging that some of its suppliers used forced prison labor in the communist former East Germany more than two decades ago. The company released an independent report Friday concluding that some Ikea managers were aware of the possibility that political prisoners would be used to make the company’s products. Ikea […]

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IKEA Foundation Donates $62 Million for Refugee Camp

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations refugee agency says the IKEA Foundation is donating $62 million to help expand emergency relief at the refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said Tuesday in a statement the money is the largest private donation it has ever received, and is expected to help up to 120,000 […]

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