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17 Jul 2017 description


As a result of the collaboration between UN Women and MSB, this stocks-taking report represents the substantial part of the Women’s Cohesion Space. The data collected, the findings of the analyses as well as the conclusions and recommendations will be used to define the package of services to be carried out in the Cohesion Spaces of Women.

This report is therefore a practical guide to better understand the reality of refugee women and men and to answer the question «Why a Women’s Cohesion Space?».

17 Jul 2017 description


La présente étude de base intitulée : « Enquête de base sur l’état des lieux des Espaces de Cohésion des Femmes dans le Camp de réfugiés de Minawao et les Sites de Ngam et Timangolo » s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre du projet dénommé: «Support to UN Women’s Women Cohesion Spaces (Appui aux Espaces de Cohésion des Femmes d’ONU Femmes)» entre MSB et ONU Femmes Cameroun.

13 Dec 2016 description

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 the relief items will be deployed from Örebro aiport Tuesday evening and will arrive in Mosul within a few days.

17 Oct 2016 description

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 now on site in Haiti with a Technical Assistance Support Team (TAST) which left Sweden on October 7.

The following capabilities and knowledge are part of the team:

Materials for information/communicationBasic office materials Temporary housing solutions for field staff (personal tents)Information Communication Technology (ICT) Logistics and administration

09 Oct 2016 description

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 experts to Haiti in order to assist UN and EU humanitarian support to mitigate the consequences for the population.

14 Oct 2015 description

Resumen Ejecutivo

Un número significativo de peces muertos se reportó en el río La Pasión en la región de Petén en Guatemala en dos instancias: en abril y en junio 2015. Se presentó como una posible causa alternativa de la mortalidad una combinación de dos factores: la contaminación por pesticidas o el agotamiento de oxígeno por la materia orgánica. Se cree que el origen de la contaminación fue el desbordamiento en la cuenca de oxidación de una planta de producción de aceite de palma cercana.

08 Sep 2015 description

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 beginning to take hold and every day brought more and more patients until our Ebola Management Centres were overflowing and we were forced to build increasingly larger facilities to accommodate the sick. We had no idea when the outbreak would be brought under control, or when it would end, and I recall an overwhelming feeling of helplessness.

02 Jun 2015 description

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.

06 May 2015 description

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 humanitarian needs are still extensive. The MSB response team is focusing on supporting the country by, for example, inspecting buildings. The MSB response team will continue working in Nepal as long as the need for support remains. An important task now is to evaluate collapse risks in existing buildings and critical infrastructure.

05 May 2015 description

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 and the international response reported on 2 May that over 6,200 people have been killed and as many as 500,000 buildings have been destroyed.

What are the MSB doing in Nepal?

The MSB are helping the affected population in Nepal by supporting the UN organization OCHA to:

30 Apr 2015 description

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 carrying MSB field staff landed in Kathmandu at 04.30 UTC/GMT on 29 April. Most of the Swedish team is at a coordination centre close to the airport. While waiting for their cargo plane the team is making an initial assessment of the situation and humanitarian needs.

16 Mar 2015 description

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 cyclone struck the island state of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean on Friday night, resulting in extreme devastation.

07 Nov 2014 description

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 Monrovia. The mission is designed and implemented flexibly so that with knowledge and competence it will be better able to respond to the future needs of the UN and local authorities in West Africa. There has been an intensive effort to recruit and train the personnel who will be the first part of the operation.

20 Oct 2014 description

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 build a camp for international relief workers.

MSB's team in Liberia is headed by a team leader, Jesper Folkesson. He´s been in Monrovia for about a week to prepare for the rest of the team and the equipment's arrival. MSB's team with ten Swedes and Danes were flown from Sweden to Liberia on Friday and joined team leader Jesper Folkesson over the weekend.

09 Oct 2014 description

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 (medical professionals, logistics officers, team leader and administrative officers) will be trained by the Centre for Research on Health Care in Disaster at the Karolinska Institute early next week.

19 Aug 2014 description

(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 ERCC (EU Disaster), the MSB is already an assessment team on site to ensure that the Swedish support is well coordinated and adapted to needs. The MSB is planning to on Tuesday, together with the Armed Forces, begin the relief effort in transporting tents to Erbil.

13 Nov 2013 description

Published: 2013-11-13 kl. 10:29

Along with its partners the MSB has sent equipment and personnel to the Philippines as support for the UN disaster aid operations. The team consists of experts in IT and satellite communications, and also medical and water treatment experts.

The field staff come from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, and Luxembourg. 21 team members in total, eight are from Sweden.

13 Nov 2013 description

Published: 2013-11-13 kl. 13:37

The MSB is planning two more flights carrying disaster aid for the Philippines. The aircraft are being loaded with medical supplies from Doctors Without Borders, as well as emergency aid in the form of tents and basic hygiene items.

Right now two aircraft are being loaded at Örebro Airport with necessities and equipment for departure this evening. Destination is the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

The cargo includes equipment for the base camps and vehicles, as well as medical supplies from Doctors Without Borders.