History of

IAS /Sweden

International Aid Services (IAS), formerly International Aid Sweden, was founded in 1989 as an International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) abiding by Christian values.

Founded in 1989 with the purpose of assisting conflict affected populations in South Sudan, we have programmes in over 10 countries in primarily Horn of Africa /Eastern Africa supported by 4 offices in Europe and the United States. The Alliance Head Office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. As from January 1st, 2019, IAS / Sweden is a part of Läkarmissionen.

We have seen ourselves as catalysts for development. Investing in people in order for them realize their full potential – going beyond relief and development. Thank you for standing with us in this endevour.

Leif Zetterlund, Founder of International Aid Services

Key facts as of 31 December 2018

Number of staff

Approx 300 staff.

Funding levels the last years

Year 2018: 112 266 TSEK, Year 2017: 87 352 TSEK, Year 2016: 84 010 TSEK, Year 2015: 84 460 TSEK.

Operational countries

Sweden, Denmark, Germany, America, Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia/Somaliland, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania, .

Core thematic approaches

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Civil Society Development (CSD), Inclusive Education (IE).