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EU representatives visiting MSB's now operational logistics service

Published: 20 June 2019

The 17-18th of June, EU representatives came to visit MSB to learn more about the logistics service that supports the EU’s civilian missions. The commission extends over three years and now, one year into the contract, all parts of it are operational.


Three decades of collaboration for the protection of refugees

Published: 19 June 2019

During the Gulf war in the early 90’s the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called for additional resources to handle the devastating situation.


MSB sends assistance to fire-ravaged Bolivia

Published: 11 September 2019

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.


MSB Base Camp in Bolivia Set Up

Published: 27 September 2019

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.


What is needed for evidence-based fire prevention work?

Published: 21 October 2019

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.


The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, MSB, continues to promote gender equality in disaster situations around the world

Published: 10 July 2019

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and UNWOMEN have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help ensure that humanitarian aid reaches women and men in an equal manner. The agreement is a first step in establishing closer cooperation between the organizations in disaster and crisis situations around the world.


MSB on site in earthquake-stricken Albania

Published: 27 November 2019

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.

Latest reviewed: 19 June 2019

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