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A stone fence forms the perimeter of OP1. 29 June 2021. (UN Photo / Zeina Ezzeddine)
UN peacekeeping in south Lebanon does not always mean patrolling towns and villages or round-the-clock monitoring of the 120-kilometre Blue Line.
For a group of UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers, it’s far more than that.
The Blue Line, stretching for 120km along Lebanon’s southern frontier, is a key to peace in the region.
UN Photo / Pasqual Gorriz
As part of his visit to Lebanon to show the United Nations’ solidarity with the country and its people, UN Secretary-General António Guterres today visited UNIFIL Headquarters and met with peacekeepers.
UNIFIL’s Nepalese peacekeepers handed over a major agricultural and public garden project this week to local authorities of the south-eastern Lebanese village of Blida.
UN Photo / Haidar Fahs
One of UNIFIL’s more than 50 positions in south Lebanon made history recently by becoming the first such position to rely fully on the sun for its energy needs.
As part UNIFIL’s continued support to host communities in south Lebanon, the UN mission’s Indian peacekeepers recently offered free veterinary assistance to local shepherds in south-eastern villages.
UNIFIL today hosted about 100 children of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) personnel at its headquarters in Naqoura for special musical performances by the young visitors, joined by UN peacekeepers.