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Agnes van der Velde in Liberia ”A jolly nice cup of tea”

2015-09-07 kl. 10:34
I’m in Monrovia, Liberia on a procurement trip to buy materials needed for our work in the south of the country. I was here one year ago when things were very different. The Ebola outbreak was just beginning to take hold and every day brought more and more patients until our Ebola Management Centres were overflowing and we were forced to build increasingly larger facilities to accommodate the sick. We had no idea when the outbreak would be brought under control, or when it would end, and I recall an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. Whatever we did, however hard we worked, nothing seemed enough.

ICT Officer in the MSB support team in Nepal

2015-06-01 kl. 13:25
The 25 of April an earthquake with 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal. The Swedish Search and Rescue team, SWIFT, was deployed to support and assist the Nepalese authorities during these crises.

Sweden presents joint report on trends in information security

2015-05-20 kl. 10:30
The development of information technology creates national and global challenges and new opportunities. It is a development that challenges many traditional ideas and has resulted in new forms of interaction between people. These changes also make society more vulnerable, entailing huge challenges for security. This increasingly unpredictable and complex development emphasises the need for an operational and comprehensive analysis of international developments.

New earthquake in Nepal not affecting MSB operations

2015-05-19 kl. 09:05
On 12 May there was another powerful earthquake in Nepal, which was followed by several powerful aftershocks. The epicentre was about 75 km west of the capital Kathmandu, close to Mount Everest. The total extent of the damage is still unknown, about 60 fatalities have been confirmed and about 2,000 injured.

Building inspections – part of the operational work

2015-05-05 kl. 14:22
The search and rescue operation for survivors after the earthquake in Nepal's capital Kathmandu has ended. Many response teams are now being encouraged to venture into the countryside, where humanitarian needs are still extensive. The MSB response team is focusing on supporting the country by, for example, inspecting buildings.
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