Emergency preparedness

Community protection and preparedness are about ensuring that the whole of society can cope with both minor and major accidents and crises. Emergency preparedness is intended to protect the lives and health of the population, society's ability to function and the capacity to uphold basic values such as democracy, the rule of law and human rights.

Responsible for emergency preparedness

Responsible minister

Anders Ygeman.
Anders Ygeman Minister for Home Affairs

Responsible ministry

News about emergency preparedness

  • Government presented measures in response to refugee situation

    Ministers Anders Ygeman and Åsa Regnér
    Ministers Anders Ygeman and Åsa Regnér Photo: Ministry of Justice

    The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency is to coordinate the management of the refugee situation. Financial support granted to the Swedish Red Cross and Health and Social Care Inspectorate to strengthen capacity in permit application processing.

  • Anders Ygeman visited Swedish Coast Guard vessel in the Mediterranean

    • Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman  and Captain Örjan Eriksson, Swedish Coast Guard.

      Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman and Captain Örjan Eriksson, Swedish Coast Guard.

      Photo: Victor Harju/ Government Offices

    • Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman, Captain Örjan Eriksson and Director-General Lena Jönsson, Swedish Coast Guard.

      Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman, Captain Örjan Eriksson and Director-General Lena Jönsson, Swedish Coast Guard.

      Photo: Victor Harju/ Government Offices

    • Swedish Coast Guard patrol vessel KBV 001 in port.

      Swedish Coast Guard patrol vessel KBV 001 in port.

      Photo: Victor Harju/ Government Offices

    • Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman  on board Swedish Coast Guard patrol vessel KBV 001.

      Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman on board Swedish Coast Guard patrol vessel KBV 001.

      Photo: Victor Harju/ Government Offices

    • Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman  inspecting a ship used to transport migrants

      Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman inspecting a ship used to transport migrants.

      Photo: Victor Harju/ Government Offices

    Minister for Home Affairs Anders Ygeman visited Swedish Coast Guard patrol vessel Poseidon, which is participating in the joint EU humanitarian Operation Triton in the Mediterranean. The operation is being led by Frontex.

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