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The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is responsible for issues concerning civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence as long as no other authority has responsibility. Responsibility refers to measures taken before, during and after an emergency or crisis.

Taking part in a mission

MSB is always looking for committed and skilled experts for our humanitarian, resilience and peace support operations. If you want to engage yourself in providing support to those affected by a crisis, conflict or a disaster, here is further information on how you can get involved.



13 October 2021
Time 8.19

Building resilience to strengthen disaster risk reduction

October 13 marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. At MSB, we work with international capacity development projects to prevent and manage crises and disasters. The MSB mandate stems from the framework of the Swedish development aid policy and the European development agenda.
5 August 2021
Time 14.27

Two light scooping aircraft sent to forest fires in Greece

Several serious forest fires are raging in Greece. Greece has requested international assistance through the EU's civil protection cooperation, rescEU. The EU has requested that Sweden send the scooping aircraft on standby for EU operations. Sweden has confirmed via MSB that the aircraft are available and Greece has accepted the offer.
24 June 2021
Time 14.15

Cyber security, countering foreign influence and prevention of violent extremism in focus at leadership meeting

This week MSB and DHS S&T held a leadership meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities for our long-standing bilateral research and development partnership. On the agenda were a number of prioritized fields, such as cyber security, countering foreign influence and prevention of violent extremism.
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