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NATO and COVID-19

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Fighting COVID-19 with science

Fighting COVID-19 with science

07 Sep. 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme has tapped into its broad network of scientists and research institutions in NATO and partner countries to find innovative solutions against the spread of the coronavirus. The Programme was established with similar objectives in mind: to address emerging and ongoing security challenges, such as the one posed by the current pandemic, through collaborative initiatives.

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Coronavirus response: Spain completes delivery of medical assistance to Iraq

Coronavirus response: Spain completes delivery of medical assistance to Iraq

13 Aug. 2020

On Thursday 13 August 2020, the Spanish Ministry of Defence delivered disinfectants to the Iraqi authorities, in response to the global Coronavirus pandemic. A ceremony to this effect was held at the Iraqi air base of Al-Muthana, in the presence of several officials, including Brigadier General Salah from the Prime Minister National Operation Command and the Spanish Chargée d’Affaires, Mrs Mariana Figueroa Sánchez.​​​​​​

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Coronavirus response: The United Kingdom delivers field hospital to West Africa following UN global call for support

Coronavirus response: The United Kingdom delivers field hospital to West Africa following UN global call for support

22 Jul. 2020

Following a global request by the United Nations for airlift support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Kingdom Royal Air Force transported a field hospital from Europe to Accra, Ghana, in coordination with NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). The United Nations used this mechanism to call for NATO Allies’ help in transporting urgently needed medical items. With commercial flights disrupted and the cost of cargo flights having escalated, this support came at a crucial time.

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EADRCC Requests for assistance