Aid saves lives

Of: Ann Svensén, Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Annica Sohlström, Bo Forsberg, Daniel Grahn, Eva Christina Nilsson, Gunnel Axelsson Nycander, Johanna Sandahl, Magnus Falklöf, Maria Andersson, Niclas Lindgren and Sofia Walan

Every fifth aid krona is used today to handle refugee reception in Sweden. The fact that the government is now investigating whether it is possible to take additional funds from Swedish development assistance, as much as 60 percent, risks increasing the number of people who are forced to flee. It writes representatives of twelve aid organizations.

November 6, 2015, Debate

Government's silence unsustainable: A clear message about continued Swedish long-term development support to Sudan is needed

Of: Bo Forsberg, Elizabeth Dahlin, Erik Lysén, Leif Zetterlund, May Britt Theory, Niclas Lindgren, Peter K Sjogren and Sofia Walan

The government's silence in relation to the major development and humanitarian needs in Sudan is unsustainable. When Sweden's voice for support for a peaceful development is most needed, both political will and a clear direction seem to be lacking. This is deeply worrying. The government should present a strategy for how continued Swedish support for Sudan should be designed to contribute to long-term peace and development in the country and throughout the region, according to representatives of Diakonia, International Aid Services, the Christian Peace Movement, Life & Peace Institute, Operation 1325, PMU, Save the Children and the Church of Sweden

February 25, 2013, Debate

The EU must receive more quota refugees

Of: Anders Wejryd, Ann-Katrin Persson, Annika Damirjian, Eva-Christina Nilsson, Johan Berkman, Karin Wiborn, Kerstin Enlund, Lasse Svensson, Leah Odongo-Ogesare, Niclas Lindgren, Peter K Sjogren and Sofia Walan

To protect the world's most vulnerable refugees, EU Member States need to agree on at least 20 places for quota refugees by the year 000, writes Leah Odongo-Ogesare, from the Lutheran World Federation in Kenya, among others.

November 20, 2012, Debate