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Coronavirus response: NATO and Poland support to Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 27 March 2021, Poland delivered medical equipment and supplies including face masks, protective gloves and clothes and COVID-19 Antigen tests to Bosnia and Herzegovina in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Poland to respond Bosnia and Herzegovina’s urgent requirement.

Provision, storage and transportation of the donation was funded by the Polish Armed Forces Operational Command and the Polish Military Contingent in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The distribution of the protective equipment was supported by the Polish Embassy in Sarajevo, where the supplies were handed over to the Ministry of Security for further distribution. Last year, Poland had bilaterally provided in kind assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina, including sanitizing liquid and protective masks.

This support is part of the overall NATO COVID-19 assistance package Allies have agreed to provide Bosnia and Herzegovina to address the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Other medical equipment will be delivered to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the coming weeks, under NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund. The NATO Pandemic Response Trust Fund maintains an established stockpile of medical equipment and supplies to be able to provide immediate relief to Allies or partners in need.

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