NATO could support members more through Covid-19: Army Technology poll

16 April 2020 (Last Updated April 16th, 2020 12:28)

A poll of Army Technology readers has found that 76% of respondents think that NATO could do more to support its members through the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Our poll asked ‘Can NATO do more to support its members through Covid-19?’ 77% of respondents said yes, whereas 24% said it was doing enough.

Since the outbreak was declared a pandemic, NATO has been coordinating the transport of supplies across member states using its Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and Strategic Airlift Capability and Strategic Airlift International Solution (SALIS) programmes.

Member states have also assisted each other in the transportation of patients from hard-hit countries to those with more hospital capacity, and sending medical personnel across the bloc to aid in the response. NATO has also assisted in repatriation flights to get the citizens of member states back to their home countries.

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