UNICEF flew to Iran the 5th and largest shipment of Personal Protective Equipment items
UNICEF has so far provided 63 metric tons of Personal Protective Equipment items
In response to the request from Iran’s Ministry of Health and with thanks to the financial support from the Government of Japan, UNICEF has flown to Iran the fifth and largest shipment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) items, weighing around 36 metric tons to protect the brave health personnel in the frontline of COVID-19 response across the country.
Together with the previous four shipments, UNICEF has so far provided 63 metric tons of PPEs, part of which have been distributed among health personnel in hospitals under medical universities in different provinces including Gilan, Isfahan, Khouzestan, North Khorasan, Sistan and Balouchistan, East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Qom, Tehran and Alborz.
UNICEF is also grateful to Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its support and to Qatar Airways for waiving the air freight costs of this shipment as part of the humanitarian response to COVID-19 in Iran.
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