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MSB at EU Roadshow on Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid

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Published: 2019-05-20 kl. 14:36
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, participated in the inauguration ceremony of the “EU saves lives” campaign in the Mall of Scandinavia.

On Friday 17 May , MSB participated in the campaign “EU saves lives” in the Mall of Scandinavia.

The “EU Saves Lives” campaign travels across Europe to raise awareness about EU's response to natural and man-made disasters and the importance of humanitarian aid and civil protection based on the principle of solidarity.

Mr. Jakob Wernerman, head of the operations section at MSB and operational manager of last summer's extensive Swedish forest fires, was one of the keynote speakers at the inauguration ceremony. He talked about the fruitful cooperation between Sweden and EU in crises and disasters. Jakob also described MSB's international humanitarian aid operations: MSB works to save lives, provide relief, and protect property and the environment in several of the world’s crises and conflicts – for example the recent disaster in Mozambique, and refugee situations in Syria and Bangladesh.

Mr. Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, represented the European Commission. Other keynote speakers were Ms. Elisabeth Backteman, State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Margareta Wahlström, chairman of the Swedish Red Cross and Mr. Martin Voss, head of Department for Fire Safety and Civil Protection at the police in Hannover.

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