Africa received the first batch of assistance from the UN to combat the coronavirus

15 April 2020

The first UN plane arrived with medical aid for African countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the Ethiopian capital, the official representative of the UN Secretary-General Stefan Dujarric reports.

“The plane delivered assistance from the World Health Organization, which will be distributed among 32 countries of the African continent,” he noted in particular.

The so-called solidarity flights, according to the diplomat, will become part of a strategy to help the region, where many countries are most vulnerable in a pandemic.

The World Food Program has opened a new hub at Addis Ababa International Airport, from where the medical supplies and equipment will be delivered to the whole continent, humanitarian workers will come there. Medical evacuation will also be carried out from there.


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