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

Carl-Oskar Bohlin Minister for Civil Defence

Responsible ministry

News about emergency preparedness

  • Sweden’s assistance to those affected by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

    Photo: Jonas Holmberg/Swedish Armed Forces

    In response to the very difficult humanitarian situation resulting from the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, Sweden is contributing with humanitarian support and dispatched experts and material to the affected areas. The total Swedish humanitarian assistance to support the earthquake response in Türkiye and Syria amounts to EUR 25,4 million to date (9 March 2023).

    Sweden also gives extensive core support to many of the organisations currently working in those areas. The Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union has activated the Council’s integrated political crisis response (IPCR) mechanism to coordinate the Member States’ support and, together with the European Commission, has taken the initiative to host a donor conference in Brussels in March.

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