Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Carl-Oskar Bohlin

Minister for Civil Defence

Ministry of Defence

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  • Additional SEK 30 million in humanitarian support and experts to Türkiye and Syria

    The Minister for Civil Defence and the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade at a press conference.
    Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin and Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell. Photo: Tom Samuelsson/Government Offices

    In response to the humanitarian situation following the powerful earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria, the Swedish Government has taken a swift decision to provide an additional SEK 30 million in humanitarian support and to contribute experts and equipment. The Government has also authorised the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to offer support via NATO.

  • Government measures in response to earthquake in Türkiye

    Director General for the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell
    Director General for the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Minister for Civil Defence Carl-Oskar Bohlin, Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell Photo: Ninni Andersson/Government Offices

    The Government is taking swift and resolute action in response to the earthquake that hit Türkiye and northern Syria today, through support measures and in its role as holder of the Presidency of the Council of the EU. In the first instance, the Government has immediately allocated SEK 7 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the initial response in Türkiye and Syria.

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