UNICEF's Child Health and Survival Programme gets $48 million from Ikea

UNICEF-the UN children's Fund says IKEA is further expanding its support for children with a $48 million donation from its corporate philanthropy arm -IKEA Social Initiative for UNICEF programmes in India.

UNICEF says this most recent donation will support its programmes aimed at improving the health and survival of tens of millions of women and children in some of India's most deprived areas.

In 2000, UNICEF, IKEA and the Government of India created a partnership aimed at addressing the root causes of child labour in the carpet belt of India such as debt, poverty, the lack of access to education, disability and ill- health.

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