United Nations elects Panama as the regional hub for humanitarian aid against COVID-19

The United Nations Organization (UN) selected Panama as the region’s collection and distribution center as part of the strategy to face the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), a task that will be coordinated by the World Organization of the Health (WHO).

This is part of the organization’s strategy to supply medical products to send to the countries that are most in need. In Latin America, the collection center will be located in Panama, while in Europe it will be in Belgium, in addition to other centers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

To date, Panama has provided assistance to some 25 countries in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic through the Regional Logistics Center for Humanitarian Assistance (Clrha), in Panama Pacifico, from where organizations such as the Red Cross, the Media Luna and other aid organizations are sending supplies to different countries in Latin America.