Saab contributes with tents and clean water to those affected by the disaster in the Philippines

Within Saab Corporate Responsibility Saab will assist with water purification systems and tents to the areas affected earlier this fall by the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Two water purification systems and tents have been received by personal from the Red Cross in the Philippines. Each water treatment system can provide 4,000 persons with their daily needs of drinking water. Each tent can accommodate four people, and will provide shelter for a total of 600 people.

"Our thoughts are with the people affected and their families. There are endless needs in the country after the typhoon. Our experience and expertise in services and system solutions for infrastructure for defence, disaster and emergency response means that we both can and want to contribute to a disaster of this magnitude" says Lars-Erik Wige, Head of Business Area Support and Services and responsible for Project Relief Saab.

Saab will bear all costs within the frame of the work with its Corporate Responsibility activities. Saab has previously contributed in 2010 in Pakistan with water purification to provide 15,000-20,000 people with clean water, and in Thailand 2011 with water purification and tents.

Within Corporate Responsibility Saab has created a permanent intervention capability team to be able to respond quickly and effectively to disasters. Within Saab there is a group of about ten people prepared to go to disaster areas if there is a need for their competence and assistance on site.

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