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

  • 29 Apr. 2020 -
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  • Last updated: 29 Apr. 2020 09:35

The NATO-led Resolute Support mission continues its support for Afghan security forces as they work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring security for the Afghan people.

Over the last two weeks, Resolute Support helped to provide critical supplies to Afghan security forces in 14 provinces, including more than 63,000 masks, over 31,000 pairs of gloves, more than 35,000 bottles of sanitizers and disinfectants, thousands of sets of personal protective equipment for medical providers and patients, more than 3,000 sets of protective eyewear and dozens of infrared thermometers.

Police and army units in Panjshir, Parwan, Nuristan, Herat, Ghor, Farah, Baghdis, Kabul, Nimroz, Kandahar, Uruzgan, Zabul and Daykundi, and Helmand are better equipped to protect themselves so they can continue their important missions, with our support. 

The NATO-led Resolute Support is a non-combat mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces and institutions. It was launched on 1 January 2015, following the previous NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.  NATO Allies and partners have a longstanding commitment to Afghanistan and the Afghan security forces, with whom they work to create the conditions for lasting peace and security, for the benefit of all Afghans.