By John Lee.
NATO's Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) has received a request for international assistance from Iraq to control the spread of COVID-19 and deal with those affected.
The EADRCC is NATO's principal civil emergency response mechanism in the Euro-Atlantic area.
It is active all year round, operational on a 24/7 basis, and involves all NATO Allies and partner countries.
The Centre functions as a clearing-house system for coordinating both requests and offers of assistance mainly in case of natural and man-made disasters.