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Iraq + 1 more

MSB is delivering relief assistance to the people fleeing Mosul

Following the build-up of the military offensive on Mosul, the humanitarian community is witnessing continuous displacement of people. The MSB support will provide shelter for around 3000 people and...

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Haiti + 1 more

The MSB on site in Haiti to support locals

Hurricane Matthew has affected several Caribbean islands. Through MSB, Sweden has therefore sent several experts to locations including Haiti in order to assist UN and EU humanitarian support. MSB is...

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Haiti + 1 more

MSB sends support to hurricane victims in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew has affected several Caribbean islands. Southwestern Haiti is, so far, the worst hit. Through the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sweden is therefore sending several...

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Liberia

Agnes van der Velde in Liberia ”A jolly nice cup of tea”

I’m in Monrovia, Liberia on a procurement trip to buy materials needed for our work in the south of the country. I was here one year ago when things were very different. The Ebola outbreak was just...

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Nepal

ICT Officer in the MSB support team in Nepal

The 25 of April an earthquake with 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal. The Swedish Search and Rescue team, SWIFT, was deployed to support and assist the Nepalese authorities during these crises. The SWIFT team...

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Nepal

Building inspections – part of the operational work

The search and rescue operation for survivors after the earthquake in Nepal's capital Kathmandu has ended. Many response teams are now being encouraged to venture into the countryside, where...

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Nepal

Operation in Nepal – a week after the earthquake

It has now been just over a week since a major earthquake hit Nepal, and the scale of the disaster still isn’t fully understood. OCHA, the UN organization responsible for the coordination of the UN...

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Nepal

Permission now granted for cargo plane to land in Nepal

The cargo plane carrying equipment and material for the MSB operation in Nepal has now been given permission to land at Kathmandu Airport, provisionally on Thursday morning, 30 April. The plane...

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Vanuatu + 1 more

Sweden supporting UN efforts after Cyclone Pam

On Sunday, following a request from the UN, Sweden sent communications equipment and five communication experts, 3 from the MSB and 2 from Luxembourg to Vanuatu as a result of Cyclone Pam. The...

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Liberia

Intensive work on the Liberian mission

At the request of the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social welfare and the World Health Organization (WHO) the MSB are executing and planning health and medical work with logistical support in...

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Liberia

MSB's team has arrived in Liberia

During the weekend (October 18-19) MSB's first response team arrived Liberia's capital Monrovia for their work to fight ebola. At the same time two cargo plane arrived from Sweden with equipment to...

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Liberia + 1 more

Training of the field staff to be deployed to Liberia

For humanitarian aid operations of the type the MSB is now planning in Liberia, it is important that field staff get the training they need. The field staff on the team to be deployed by the MSB...

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Iraq + 1 more

MSB sends support to the humanitarian operation in Iraq

(Translated by Google translate) The Swedish government has decided to provide an additional 50 million in humanitarian assistance to Iraq. Following a request from the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) and...

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