|20 Oct. 2020 ||
NATO delivers ventilators to Albania
The Albanian Ministry of Defence received 60 ventilators from the NATO stockpile in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday, 17 October. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC). Later this week the ventilators will be handed over to the Albanian Ministry of Health for distribution to hospitals.
|18 Sep. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: United States delivers ventilators for NATO stockpile
On Friday (18 September 2020), the United States donated 200 ventilators to a stockpile of medical supplies that NATO has established to respond to a potential second wave of COVID-19. The US Agency for International Development delivered the ventilators to the NATO Support and Procurement Agency’s Southern Operational Centre in Taranto, Italy. Civilian and military officials from Italy, the United States and other Allied countries attended the handover ceremony.
|07 Sep. 2020 ||
KFOR requests international assistance in their response to COVID-19
On 31 August 2020 the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for international assistance from KFOR.
|07 Sep. 2020 ||
Fighting COVID-19 with science
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.
|13 Aug. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: Spain completes delivery of medical assistance to Iraq
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.
|27 Jul. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: Spain delivers critical medical aid to Iraq
On Sunday 26 July 2020, in response to a request for COVID-19 relief aid from Iraq to NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), Spain handed over critical medical supplies to Iraqi authorities. The donation by the Spanish Ministry of Defence was handed over to the Director of the Prime Minister´s National Operations Centre Major General Mohamed Al Shimary, by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Spanish Embassy Mariana Figueroa Sánchez, during a small ceremony at Baghdad International Airport.
|23 Jul. 2020 ||
Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy participates in Belgrade NATO Week
On Wednesday (22 July 2020), NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Baiba Braže, participated in Belgrade NATO Week, an annual event organised by the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Serbia and supported by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. In an online panel discussion, the Assistant Secretary General addressed NATO’s response to the pandemic and its role in strengthening resilience against disinformation.
|22 Jul. 2020 ||
Coronavirus response: The United Kingdom delivers field hospital to West Africa following UN global call for support
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.
|16 Jul. 2020 ||
NATO Secretary General takes part in Spanish commemoration of victims of COVID-19
Visiting Madrid on Wednesday and Thursday (15-16 July 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended a ceremony of remembrance for the victims of COVID-19 at the Royal Palace.
|10 Jul. 2020 ||
Coronavirus: Alliance scientists respond to the challenge
Scientists across Allied and Partner Nations have responded to the challenge set by the NATO Chief Scientist in April to identify solutions to some of the most pressing scientific challenges posed by COVID-19.