Civilian CSDP Mission equips & coaches Malian Internal Security Forces to protect citizens against Covid-19



The EU Capacity Building Mission in Mali coaches since two years the Crisis Management Centre of the Ministry for Security and Civil Protection which coordinates currently the Malian response to the Corona-pandemic.

The Mission supports their Malian colleagues in the fight against the epidemic not only through advice, but also through an urgency purchase of 2000 protective masks, 100 litres of hydro alcoholic gel, gloves and infrared thermometers.

The material was donated to the Ministry’s Crisis Management Centre (Centre de Coordination et de Gestion des crises (CeCoGeC) du Ministère de la Sécurité de la Protection Civile).

The Mission furthermore produces currently two training videos which guide members of the Internal Security Forces how to protect citizens and themselves from a further spreading of the virus. The acquisition of 5.000 washable fabric masks for the use of the Internal Security Forces in their daily work is also ongoing.

Those that protect day and night their fellow Malians shall not be the first ones to fall ill in the current pandemic.