The Swedish Red Cross adopted a completely revised International Critical Incident Management Plan in August 2018.
Plan required for incidents outside of Sweden
The purpose of the plan is to enable SRC to respond to serious injury, death, or loss of contact with people under SRC's duty of care outside Sweden. A separate plan is required for incidents outside Sweden because the legal framework, responsibilities, and implications are different and often more complex. It follows that specific resources and competences are required to manage an incident.
However the plan has been developed in close partnership with National Crisis Preparedness and corresponds as far as possible to levels 3 and 4 in SRC's National Crisis Management Plan.
Plan - stress-tested once a year
The International Security Framework determines that it is the responsibility of the International Director, as the person with overall operational responsibility for all SRC staff outside Sweden, to ensure that an international Critical Incident Management plan is developed and is functional. It is also the International Director that provides the key strategic oversight to the response.
The plan is subject to an exercise (stress-testing) at least once a year and learning from the exercise, and any changes, are presented to the Secretary General. The last exercise was conducted in October 2018.
Any questions about the plan are to be addressed to the International Security Advisor. The plan is however a confidential document and will not be distributed.