Sweden typically holds a policy of neutrality however after calls for assistance they decided to contribute a mobile field hospital unit to support the Korean War effort.

On September 23, 1950 the 160-member Swedish medical team arrived in Busan. Within days an empty school was converted into the Swedish Red Cross Field Hospital. The demand for medical treatment was so great that the hospital quickly expanded from 200 to 450 beds.
The Swedish personnel treated both soldiers and civilians at the field hospital. They also visited local hospitals to provide medical technical assistance as well as medical supplies.
The Swedish Red Cross Hospital operated until April 10, 1957. A total of 1,124 Swedish men and women served at the hospital for over six years providing invaluable medical assistance.
Sweden continues its commitment to South Korea by its participation in the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC). The NNSC was established by the signing of the Armistice Agreement on July 27, 1953. NNSC focuses on maintaining the validity of the Armistice Agreement and promoting transparency and confidence on both sides of the demarcation line.