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Märta Terne

World Refugee Day

Today, on World Refugee Day, we want to thank our supporters and also extend our thanks to our valued partners, the Ikea Foundation and UNHCR. One year ago, in June 2015, we delivered the very first shipment of Better Shelter units. Then, little did we know that…

A rewarding purchase

Welcome to a very special house viewing this Saturday, June 11th, on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm together with the Better Shelter team and Sweden for UNHCR. Take the chance to step inside a ‪Better Shelter and learn more about how you can contribute to the…

The journey from Syria: No choice

For two and a half years, Syrian jeweler Aboud Shalhoub tried to build a life in Turkey, having fled the war-torn Damascus, where his wife, Christine, and their two young children would remain until he could afford to relocate them.…

Better Shelter @ MoMA

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter Museum of Modern Art, New York October 01, 2016–January 22, 2017 Insecurities brings together works by architects, designers, and artists in a range of mediums and scales that respond to the complex circumstances brought about by forced…

Better Shelter at ArkDes, Stockholm

“Emergencies give rise to innovative solutions” – Better Shelter featured at ArkDes in Stockholm: Bo. Nu. Då. (Live. Now. Then) explores housing issues and architectural solutions in Sweden over the past 99 years. Visitors will be able to step inside a ‪‎Better…

Better Shelter in Iraq: Hamid family

Mohammed was born with arm and leg disabilities and doesn’t have a full-time job. He used to work as a day labourer, selling food items. His brother used to help him out a lot back home. His son Qoutaiba is…

Join the WDCD Refugee Challenge!

Do you have a great idea for a process, product or service that could improve the lives of the millions of urban refugees worldwide? Join the ‪Refugee Challenge‬ today! Are you living in a city where integration and diversification isn’t working properly, and as…