Sweden Provides "Summer Aid Package" of 380 Million Swedish Kronor to Ukraine
Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation and External Trade, Johan Forsell, today unveiled a new support package for Ukraine. The support package amounts to 380 million Swedish kronor (32.5 million euros), as reported by TV4.
"Our most important task is to provide strong and long-term support to Ukraine - political, economic, and security support," Johan Forsell stated.
The government is intensifying its support for Ukraine, with five areas of assistance: food and water, healthcare, protection and infrastructure development, demining, and support for civil society, according to Johan Forsell.
The cost of the new support package amounts to 380 million Swedish kronor, to be disbursed "as quickly as possible."
"The needs in Ukraine are immense and have become even more acute following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam on June 6. As the hostilities on the frontlines intensify, it is crucial that humanitarian organizations are prepared to support and assist civilians in need. Sweden's support helps our partners be present and act in the short and long term where the needs are greatest. This significant summer humanitarian package will be of great benefit to Ukraine," said Johan Forsell, Minister for International Development Cooperation and External Trade.
Ukraine is the largest recipient of aid from Sweden, and we are developing a new strategy for Ukraine. We maintain close contact with our partners from the government's side, he added.
According to the minister, the internal upheavals in Russia do not affect Sweden's contribution to Ukraine. It simply demonstrates how quickly everything can change.
The National Health and Social Care Council is responsible for providing assistance in response to requests for support in areas affected by natural disasters or conflict abroad, including donations of medical equipment and healthcare supplies.
Support for civil society through Sida - 19.5 million kronor
Eurocontrol - 12.8 million kronor
International Committee of the Red Cross - 24.75 million kronor
Civil Contingencies Agency - 50 million kronor
National Health and Social Care Council - 45 million kronor
Ukrainian Red Cross - 25 million kronor
UN Development Programme (UNDP) - 103 million Swedish kronor
UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) - 50 million Swedish kronor
World Food Programme (WFP) - 50 million Swedish kronor
Since Russia's full-scale and illegal invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Sweden has provided Ukraine with, among other things, 1.9 billion Swedish kronor in humanitarian assistance, 750 million Swedish kronor for reconstruction support, and 316 million Swedish kronor for reform support.