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EU medical stockpile in Sweden activated to support Ukraine

Published: 23 June 2022

Ukraine has requested assistance with medical equipment through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (ERCC). The EU has decided to activate the Swedish EU medical stockpile, which will send 580,000 protective aprons to support the medical capacity in Ukraine.


MSB hosts the annual bilateral meeting between USA and Sweden

Published: 23 June 2022

On the 22nd of June, MSB hosted the annual bilateral meeting with the US Department of Homeland Security in Stockholm. The Swedish delegation was headed by Director General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, who welcomed her counter-part Kathryn Coulter Mitchell, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of Science and Technology.


International training exercise in Finland for scooping aircraft

Published: 11 May 2022

In order to maintain and develop the ability to operate across borders within the EU, it is important to carry out regular exercises. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has therefore participated in a forest fire exercise in Finland from 2 to 5 May with two scooping aircraft, which are part of the rescEU cooperation agreement.


MSB visited the Department for Homeland Security

Published: 26 April 2022

The Director General for MSB, Ms Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, visited Washington D.C. last week to continue to foster the important cooperation Sweden has with the US, through the Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland Security Matters that was signed over 15 years ago.


In response to the Ukraine crisis, Sweden prepares for a RescEU mission to provide emergency shelters

Published: 14 April 2022

The EU has tasked Sweden, through MSB, to prepare for immediately deploy contingency resources to provide temporary emergency shelters for Ukrainian war refugees. The project has a budget of SEK 200 million and is financed through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.


Statistics and pandemics effects during 2021

Published: 4 April 2022

When MSB sums up its operations for 2021, the figures show that we carried out 261 operations in 55 countries, including Sweden. The pandemic still affects our operations, but not to the same extent as last year.


First medevac from Poland to Sweden completed

Published: 30 March 2022

Due to the large number of people fleeing Ukraine at present, Poland has requested that Sweden and other EU countries assist by providing medical transports and accepting sick patients. A medical evacuation to Sweden was carried out yesterday. MSB carried out the operation in close collaboration with the National Board of Health and Welfare and the coordinating health care region, Region Östergötland.


Medicines sent from Sweden to war-torn Ukraine

Published: 22 March 2022

MSB and the Medical Products Agency work together to coordinate the collection and transport of medicines. The assignment came from the Government in response to a request for support within the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.


A safe place to work

Published: 6 December 2021

In one of the largest-scale international humanitarian efforts carried out by MSB we have, together with the UN, built office and accommodation solutions for aid workers in four, strategically-selected locations in the Central African Republic. The aim is to strengthen the UN humanitarian presence in the country.


We must strengthen the civil preparedness now!

Published: 2 December 2021

Sweden’s civil preparedness must be further strengthened in order to manage the wide range of serious threats and risks facing our society.

Latest reviewed: 9 June 2022

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