Coronavirus response: KFOR continues assistance to local communities in Kosovo

  • 16 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 16 Apr. 2020 17:40

The Italian-led Multinational Specialized Unit deployed with the NATO-led KFOR mission has delivered more than 50 donations of food and clothing worth €70,000 to 14 Kosovo municipalities, in coordination with local charities and the Red Cross of Kosovo. Conducted on a weekly basis, these donations have been especially useful in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The Multinational Specialized Unit consists of police forces with military status from Allied and partner countries contributing personnel to KFOR. They are tasked to support security operations, including through criminal intelligence control, mass and riot control, and information collection and evaluation. The Unit can advise, train and support local police forces on a wide range of policing issues.

Whilst fully implementing all preventive measures recommended by the World Health Organization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unit carries out its activities under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999, which mandates KFOR to ensure a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement for all communities in Kosovo.