She says that after the tsunami we learnt a lot about good international donor coordination in these types of humanitarian disasters and that Sweden has been a strong driving force in the establishment of the UN coordination unit UNDAC so that the international relief effort will not only be fast but also so that everybody will know what they are supposed to do.
But, says the reporter from Swedish Radio News, two It-experts from Sweden does not seem like very much, when crisis ridden Iceland has sent 37 professionals who already have landed and started helping in the search and rescue mission.
Gunilla Carlsson repeats that Sweden is one of the biggest donors to UNDAC which sees to the the whole relief effort runs as smoothly as possible. And Sweden WILL contribute with more people and money if and when we are asked to do so, says Carlsson.
"It would be wrong and corny," says Carlsson, "if we were also trying to be as good as the Icelandics, that is what the whole coordination is about. What we learnt from the tsunami is that everybody wants someone to do something, but it has to happen in a coordinated way for the best effect and that we are not doing it for our own sake, but that we are doing it in order to help the people of Haiti."