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MSB pilot deployment for UN Women: supporting in the coordination of the humanitarian response for better inclusion of the needs of women and girls – within a Covid-19 context

Published: 3 July 2020

Meet Alinane Kamlongera MSB’s first deployee to UN Women South Sudan. Alinane is supporting UN Women in their job on coordinating the efforts of improving the position of women and girls within the humanitarian crisis. - The importance of building the capacity of local actors in gender and humanitarian work is of particular importance. If we do this work well, then the local actors will be the ones to demand for gender equity, social inclusion and women’s empowerment because they will continue to experience the importance of it, says Alinane on why she believes her contribution to South Sudan is especially important.

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Report no 2 on the long term effects in society after covid-19

Published: 1 July 2020

On June 11 MSB and Utrikespolitiska Institutet (UI) held an international roundtable. Focus was on the importance of using EU and international cooperation to prevent and manage cross-border emergencies. The report of that roundtable has now been published.

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New report on the long term effects of covid-19

Published: 26 June 2020

On 19 May MSB arranged an international roundtable with leading experts from various countries for discussions about lessons learned and experiences gained so far during the covid-19 pandemic. A report of the roundtable has now been published.

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Focus on EU and international cooperation in a second international roundtable on the long-term impacts of covid-19

Published: 18 June 2020

MSB has taken a series of initiatives to increase our understanding of how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting conditions for strengthening societies’ resilience in the longer term.

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With the coronavirus still active, summer poses a challenge to our behaviour

Published: 17 June 2020

This week’s report from Kantar Sifo’s survey of people’s views and behaviour during the pandemic is released today.

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Increasing the health sector’s resistance to ransomware attacks

Published: 12 June 2020

Phishing campaigns using covid-19 as cover, and targeted ransomware attacks against medical care services have already been observed, and have occurred, in other countries.
A special information effort is therefore underway to improve the protection of Sweden’s health and medical care sector, with the focus on preventive measures against ransomware.

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Reduced frequency of joint-agency press conferences on the covid-19 epidemic

Published: 11 June 2020

Starting now, the Public Health Agency of Sweden, the National Board of Health and Welfare, and MSB will hold two press conferences every week during the summer – on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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8 out of 10 continue to follow recommendations

Published: 9 June 2020

Kantar Sifo has been asking people about their views and behaviour during the pandemic since 21 March. A total of 8,124 people have responded to these questions. The latest survey report shows that the vast majority is continuing to follow government agencies’ recommendations to almost the same degree as was the case one and two weeks ago.

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MSB’s information drive to continue during the summer months

Published: 8 June 2020

MSB’s government commission to provide continuous and reliable public information regarding the coronavirus will continue during the months of June and July. MSB’s information drive is being carried out together with the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the National Board of Health and Welfare. The goal is to reach as large a proportion of Sweden’s population as possible.

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Light scooping aircraft now part of rescEU

Published: 5 June 2020

Light scooping aircraft are now ready for action and included in the rescEU reserve. “We have now taken a big and important step in the work to reinforce forest fire preparedness further,” says MSB’s Director-General, Dan Eliasson.

Latest reviewed: 26 June 2020

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