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03 Mar 2018 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing the most difficult financial situation since its inception in 1949. Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and the co-chairing Foreign Ministers of Jordan and Egypt are therefore convening an extraordinary ministerial conference in Rome on 15 March to mobilise both political and financial support for the Agency, and to find ways to assure sustainable forms of financing for UNRWA.

27 Nov 2015 description

Today, Sweden is taking a decision on support to the areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIL, as well as to areas in Syria controlled by the opposition and in affected neighbouring countries. The increased support totals SEK 79 million.

“This support to Iraq and Syria is important to enable a long-term solution to the conflicts. Sweden continues to work on both the political and the military track, as well as through aid measures,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.

02 Jul 2011 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Government has today decided to cover the costs of care in Sweden for people injured during the demonstrations for democracy and human rights in Egypt in January and February 2011.

A great many people were killed and injured during the revolution. Egypt's transitional government has requested international support to help injured demonstrators receive medical care abroad.