International peacetime disaster management. The Swedish Armed Forces as a part in disaster management

Authors:

  • Asplund Maria
  • Olsson Marie

Publish date: 2005-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1848--SE

Pages: 49

Written in: Swedish

Abstract

The question about international peacetime crisis management has arisen several times during the last year.These disters are in need of international aid, often with the support of military resourses. The aim of this report is to present a general view of international peacetime crisis management and the possibilities for The Swedish Armed Forces to play a part in it. The report presents how UN and EU are working within the context of international crisis management and what can be expected in the future. By discussing how traditional defense matters are combined with crisis management, particularly natural disters, we hope to illustrate the role of the Swedish Armed Forces in a partly new way.