Following requests for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is coordinating and co-financing the delivery of aid shipments in the EU and neighboring countries.
Statement published on the official web site of the EU Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina reads that Austria is sending gloves, disinfectants and other items to BiH.
“This virus knows no borders and working together is the only way we can stop it. I am grateful to Austria for its gestures of European solidarity. Our Emergency Response Coordination Centre continues working 24/7 to support EU Member States and our closest friends”, said Janez Lenarcic, European Commissioner for Crisis Management.
Bosnia and Herzegovina will receive 1,500 blankets, 1,000 single-use bedding sets, 500 hygiene kits, 2,000 packages of examination gloves (or approximately 200,000 pieces), 500 packages of XL examination gloves (approximately 50,000 pieces), and 3,360 liters of hand disinfectants, in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) standard.
This is a part of the overall EU support to the country and the entire Western Balkans region, which also includes assistance for social and economic recovery.