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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.


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.
11 September 2019
Time 10.42

MSB sends assistance to fire-ravaged Bolivia

In light of the raging wildfires in the Amazon, the MSB, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, has received a request for assistance from Bolivia, in the form of temporary housing and personnel. The request was sent via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism and the MSB is hoping to be able to send materials and personnel during the course of this week.
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