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13 Oct 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), 12 October 2017, New York.

Mr President,

I associate myself with the statement that will be made by the European Union later this morning.

27 Jun 2011 description

In April this year MSB took over the responsibility for the United Nations World Food Programmes (WFP) vehicle fleet in Haiti. The responsibility includes transports of goods as well as maintenance of around 70 all-terrain trucks and just as many lighter vehicles of the type Toyota Land cruiser.

Haiti has been a country in crisis for a long period of time. For several years before the devastating earthquake that hit the country in January 2010, WFP has been in place distributing food and life’s necessities to the vulnerable population.

29 Jan 2010 description

Another C-17 aircraft bound for Haiti and Port-au-Prince is expected to depart from =D6rebro Airport on Sunday evening containing a 40 tonne cargo and 4 passengers.

One of the passengers is Swedish and will work for the MSB as an administrator at the base camp. Two are from the Norwegian DSB and will work as technicians in the camp. And the fourth who is from Finland will work as an ICT technician for the OCHA.

The cargo consists mainly of Swedish and Norwegian base camp materiel.

18 Jan 2010 description

Yesterday, Sunday 17th January, the third Swedish and MSB humanitarian aid aircraft departed for Haiti.

Onboard were MSB personnel who will set-up the base camp for UN personnel, and other personnel who will work directly for various UN bodies. Additionally, the MSB offered a number of seats for aid workers from Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) and the Swedish Red Cross.

The C17 plan that departed on Saturday night from =D6rebro made a stop in the Azores on Sunday, where it remained for several hours for the crew to rest.

18 Jan 2010 description

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Sweden's support for the emergency situation in Haiti now amounts to SEK 180 million. In addition, Sweden will disburse its entire annual contribution of SEK 425 million to the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). The Fund is in urgent need of resources after being nearly emptied as a result of the Haiti disaster.