H&M Foundation

About the partnership

Since: 2015

Locations: UNHCR’s European refugee crisis response 2015 and education programmes in Rwanda, Uganda, Malaysia, Chad, Kenya, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Ethiopia, Yemen and Iran

H&M Foundation made a donation to help UNHCR provide school supplies for refugee children in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, generating a total US$3.4 million. 

In all, the partnership has provided over 500,000 children with the school materials they need to get a primary education. 

H&M Foundation was one of the main sponsors of the TEDxKakumaCamp event, the world’s first TED-talk in a refugee camp, with and for refugees. The Foundation’s staff travelled to the event in Kenya’s Kakuma camp in June 2018 to listen to the speakers and visited one of their education programme’s schools.  

Impact at a glance

  • 500,000 children have received vital school supplies 
  • US$500,000 donated to the European refugee crisis response
  • 1st ever TEDx event in a refugee camp sponsored

UNHCR and H&M Foundation - School is a safe place for refugee children​

Greece. Refugees and migrants arrive in Lesvos.

Watch our thank you video

Contact us

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with UNHCR, please contact us at [email protected].