Sweden’s government cares about citizens under any circumstances. The brochure ‘If crisis or war comes’ is published in 13 languages at the request of the government and gives advice on how to take shelter, what foods to store and what information to trust.
The 20-page leaflet is a remake of an emergency manual from World War II, the modern option advises citizens on how best to cope with hypothetical hostilities. According to the government, Swedish people can face such as military conflict, natural disasters, cyber and terror attacks.
The press conference followed an official release of the brochure ‘If crisis or war comes’, Dan Eliasson, head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, presented the leaflet to the journalists.
‘It’s important that everyone has knowledge of what can threaten us so we can prepare in case something serious occurs,’
Mr Eliasson told a news conference in Stockholm.
The illustrated instructions are laconic bu informative, they went online Monday and are being sent to all 4.8 million households in Sweden in the first such public awareness campaign since 1961. The handbook was last updated for government officials’ use during the Cold War, according to The Daily Mail.
After Crimea annexation in 2014, the so-called Russiaphobia is getting stronger, so, Sweden prefers to keep its citizens well-informed. In the event of a “heightened state of alert,” the leaflet emphasizes the expectation that everyone can be marshalled for Sweden’s “total defence.”
“If Sweden is attacked by another country, we will never give up,”
the publication reads.
“All information to the effect that resistance is to cease is false.”