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May 18 2020

JFCBS Covid-19 Staff update 18 May 2020

Brunssum, the Netherlands, Monday 18 May 2020

UN OCHA requests international airlift support in their response to COVID-19

On 5 May Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for airlift support for the purposes of transporting urgently needed humanitarian and/or medical items/patients from the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA). Due to the limited availability of commercial air services during the COVID-19 crisis, the UN has requested airlift support for the purposes of transporting urgently needed humanitarian and/or medical items/patients. 

Additional details at https://www.nato.int/nato_static_fl2014/assets/pdf/2020/5/pdf/200515-eadrcc-094-unocha-covid19-request.pdf


Second Dutch flight transports additional medical aid to Montenegro in response to COVID-19

On 15 May 2020, the Netherlands delivered another set of protective equipment and medical supplies from Bejing (China) to Podgorica (Montenegro), in support to Allied efforts against the COVID-19 global pandemic, following Montenegro’s request for assistance, through NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre, NATO’s principal disaster response mechanism. 

Additional details at https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_175861.htm?selectedLocale=en

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