SEK 20 million is distributed to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, IFRC, and SEK ten million to the UN Disaster Fund, CERF.

The money will go to, among other things, food, tents, blankets, blood and plasma, says Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Johan Forssell (M).

- It's about things that are needed immediately to save lives, he says.

Temporary emergency accommodation

The government has also decided to give the Swedish Agency for Community Protection and Preparedness, MSB, the green light to contribute with, among other things, tents, food and generators within the framework of the international cooperation NATO Partnership for Peace.

- In addition to that, there is a discussion going on about contributing in the longer term with a thousand pieces of so-called temporary emergency accommodation.

This is about housing that can accommodate up to 5,000 families, says Minister for Civil Defense Carl-Oskar Bohlin (M).

IT and technology expertise

Sweden also contributes expertise.

During the day, Swedish experts in construction technology, IT as well as logistics and administration traveled to Turkey to help on site, Bohlin announces.

On Monday, the government announced that it is sending SEK 7 million in humanitarian aid to the affected countries.