Coronavirus response: NATO continues to support Afghan security forces and institutions tackling global pandemic

  • 20 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 20 Apr. 2020 17:42

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission is supporting Afghan security forces as they work to mitigate risks against the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring security for the Afghan people.

In recent days, Resolute Support facilitated the delivery of supplies to Afghan National Police units in Panjshir and Parwan provinces, including approximately 7,000 masks, more than 8,000 pairs of gloves, cleaning supplies and other personal protective equipment. 

In Helmand and Nimroz provinces, Resolute Support helped get critical supplies to Afghan Army units, including 13,000 masks and 1,000 sets of protective gear, plus disinfectants, sanitizers and cleaning supplies. 

In Nuristan province, it aided the delivery of critical supplies to Afghan National Police including medical equipment and cleaning materials, sanitizers and personal protective equipment.

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission is mandated to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions. It was launched on 1 January 2015, following the previous NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). NATO remains firmly committed to support our Afghan partners as they fight terrorism and operate to create the conditions for lasting peace, in the midst of an unprecedented health crisis.