Pekar ut bistånd till Asien, stödet till Världsbanken och FN:s vaccinprogram som exempel. Foto: Fredrik Sandberg/ TT.
Aid directed towards Asia, the World Bank and the UN may be cut, according to the Minister for Foreign Aid Isabella Lövin. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/ TT.

More foreign aid money to be used for receiving refugees

"21 percent of the budget will stay in Sweden"
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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.

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