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28 May 2008 description

On Thursday evening (29th) the SRSA will dispatch a module with three portable water purification plants to Rangoon in Burma. These three plants together can purify water for drinking for 15,000 people per day.

SRSA water specialists and water engineers will accompany the plants to install them.

"We are going to train local people on scene to run the plants," says Anders Olsson, a materiel developer employed by the SRSA.

21 May 2008 description


This brief report provides the findings of a rapid environmental assessment conducted following Cyclone Nargis.


19 May 2008 description

This evening, Monday, a cargo plane will take off from =D6rebro Airport bound for Rangoon in Burma. On board are approx. 150 tents that will be delivered to the Burmese Red Cross. These are family tents of 12 sq metres and have been donated to the SRSA from the Swedish Lions.

09 May 2008 description

This evening the SRSA will send 3 experts to Bangkok. Their task will be to support the UN agency OCHA in its assessment of aid needs in  Burma. Also included in the task will be to assess and prepare for further Swedish operations.

The 3 experts are: Lars Johansson, humanitarian aid, Karlstad; Christian Di Schiena, strategic coordinator, Kristinehamn; and Leif Jönsson, environmental issues, Karlstad.

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Responsible: Karin Viklund