More foreign aid money to be used for receiving refugees
Sweden will cut its foreign aid by SEK 1.3 billion next year. The money will instead go to refugee reception.
Exactly where the money will be taken from has not been decided yet, but the Minister for International Development Co-operation Isabella Lövin told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper that they are looking at funds that are currently used for aid in Asia, and multi-lateral efforts, like the World Bank and the UN vaccination programme.
"You can ask yourself how relevant it is for Sweden to be such an enormously big donor in different contexts," Lövin told the paper.
A growing part of the foreign aid budget has been going to refugee reception in Sweden over the past few years.