Woman wearing medical mask as per precautionary measures set by Egypt to prevent COVID-19 spread - FILE
CAIRO - 12 March 2021: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has delivered 50,500 FFP2 masks, 50,000 lab coats, 400,000 medical face masks, and 100,000 gloves to the Egyptian Health Ministry to support the efforts of the health workers in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement issued on Thursday, UNHCR said the move came as a continuation to its efforts, aimed at supporting the Egyptian national response plan for containing the coronavirus pandemic.
The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges all over the world, a matter which has affected the asylum seekers and refugees, leaving them at a stake.
Egypt has generously treated refugees and asylum seekers along with the Egyptians, UNHCR Representative to Egypt and to the Arab League Karim Atassi said.
Additionally, Egypt included the asylum seekers and refugees in its plan for the national coronavirus vaccination, Atassi added.