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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

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) looks for individuals who feel a strong commitment to their fellow man, and who want to develop their abilities and harness them for the benefit of the victims of conflicts and disasters.


27 November 2019
Time 16.09

MSB on site in earthquake-stricken Albania

On November 26, a major earthquake with several aftershocks struck Albania. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) quickly responded to a request from the EU’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and has sent an expert to join a team of experts from other member states in the EU’s emergency response team.
21 October 2019
Time 13.00

What is needed for evidence-based fire prevention work?

Over two days, 30 participants from eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Germany) gathered in a workshop in Karlstad to encourage the development of evidence-based practice in the area of fire safety.
27 September 2019
Time 11.15

MSB Base Camp in Bolivia Set Up

The MSB team has set up a base camp in San José de Campamento, a small community near the Brazilian border in northeast Bolivia. Thursday will see the first hundred people move into the base camp, which can house 200 aid workers.
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