Gov't wants to increase humanitarian aid

The Swedish government wants to set aside an additional SEK 380 million each year for humanitarian aid, news agency TT reports. The money would be distributed through the UN and the Swedish International Development Assistance agency, SIDA.

Aid and Development Minister, Isabella Lövin, says that the money would go to providing relief and support following natural disasters and humanitarian catastrophes.

The extra SEK 380 million would bring up Sweden's total budget for humanitarian aid to SEK 5.2 billion a year.