7 examples of UN Peacekeeping’s response to COVID-19

UNPOL officer of MONUSCO hands facemasks to local police in Goma, D.R. Congo, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Photo: MONUSCO)
  1. Supporting the response of local and national authorities
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in prisons, UN Police officers of MINUSMA sanitize detention centres in Bamako, Mali. (Photo: MINUSMA)
UNIFIL peacekeepers conduct a COVID-19 related disinfection training with civil defence volunteers from south-eastern Lebanon. (Photo: UN Photo/ Pvt Nerea Gonzalez Dasilva)
Female peacekeepers from China at the mission’s hospital in Wau, South Sudan, provide free medical services to communities. (Photo: UNMISS)
MINUSMA hands over a new PCR laboratory in Mopti. (Photo: MINUSMA)
To support the national COVID-19 response, MINUSMA distributes 48 tons of medical material and equipment, critical for the support and protection of local populations across Mali. (Photo: MINUSMA)
UNIFIL Italian peacekeepers donating medications and medical devices to the Lebanese Red Cross. (Photo: UN Photos / Corporal Marina Dore)
In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, UN police officers serving with UNMISS hand water drums, hand sanitizers, soaps, face masks and disinfectants to South Sudan police in Unity State. (Photo: Luk Riek Nyak/UNMISS)
UNMIK donating 3D printers and almost 150 packs of filament for printing face protection shields to the Gračanica Innovation Center and the Center for Diversity and Minority Development (SMAART) in Klokot/Kllokot. (Photo: UNMIK)
To support vulnerable communities in the fight against COVID-19, MONUSCO peacekeepers deliver soap, toothbrushes, hygiene kits & clothes to inmates of the Makala central prison in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Photo: MONUSCO)
While on patrol, Moroccan peacekeepers from MONUSCO sensitize the population of Pinga on protection measures against COVID-19. (Photo MONUSCO / Force)
Irene Lasu, radio presenter for the UN Mission in South Sudan’s Radio Miraya, providing critical information during the COVID-19 pandemic. ​(Photo: UN Photo/Isaac Alebe Avoro​)
During a patrol in the Central African Republic, an UN Police officer from Indonesia explains the importance of COVID-19 barrier measures to local children. (Photo: MINUSCA)
UNMISS Female Engagement Team from Nepal sensitizes a group of local women in Cueibet on COVID-19 and distributes sanitary pads, medical masks and soaps. (Photo: UNMISS)
After receiving training from MINUSCA, young taxi-motorcyclists in the Central African Republic crisscrossed the 27 districts and sub-districts of Bria and informed a total of 30,000 people in French and Sango about COVID-19 prevention measures. (Photo: MINUSCA)
Arrival of the first vaccines in Mali with support from MINUSMA in March 2021. (Photo: MINUSMA)
UN Peacekeeping personnel receive vaccine shots, so that they can remain safe and continue protecting the populations they serve. (Photo:UNMISS)
Arrival of the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines for UN personnel in Bangui, Central African Republic. (Photo: MINUSCA)
In January 2021, the Greek Cypriot co-chair of the bi-communal Technical Committee on Health met the Turkish Cypriot co-chair in the bufferzone to deliver the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. (Photo: UNFICYP)
UNMIK supports women-led NGOs for the sewing of 200,000 protective cloth masks. (Photo:UNMIK)
UNFICYP holds an online networking session with civil society organizations on mental health and the importance of inner peace during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: UNFICYP)
Catherine Amboga-Rimmele, a UN Volunteer working with UNMISS in Malakal, South Sudan, started a project with local tailors making face masks to help protect staff and displaced persons from the COVID-19 virus. (Photo:UNMISS)
Young cyclists in Kosovo deliver 600+ reusable masks to 200 Albanian, Serbian, Roma and Ashkali families in Lipjan/Lipljan. (Photo: UNMIK)
A peacekeeper serving with MINUSCA is helping a young kid in the Central African Republic stay safe by providing him with hand sanitizer. (Photo:MINUSCA)
With MINUSMA’s support, youth radio station “La Voix des Jeunes et des Enfants” has been helping increase COVID-19 awareness amongst Malian youth. (Photo: MINUSMA)
To facilitate equal access to quality education for all, UNMIK & NGO Balkan Sunflowers distribute tablets to children of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community. (Photo:UNMIK)
UNFICYP peacekeepers from UNPOL and the military component join forces to keep the Mission free from COVID-19. (Photo: UNFICYP)
MINUSCA Indonesian peacekeepers after taking a mandatory COVID-19 test. (Photo: MINUSCA/Dany Balepe)
Under Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix working from home during lockdown. (Photo: UN Peacekeeping)
To minimize the spread of COVID-19, MINUSMA has amped up their efforts against the spread of the virus through regular disinfection and sanitation procedures. (Photo: MINUSMA)
Temperature check at UNIFIL facilities. (Photo: UNIFIL)

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