The crunch of snow under foot is a distinct sound. The team of UNIFIL Indian peacekeepers hike their way through the rugged terrain on a patrol near Shab’a.
A Lebanese Civil Defense (LCD) delegation led by its General Director, Brigadier General Raymond Khattar, visited UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura on 13 February to discuss areas of further cooperation between LCD and UNIFIL on emergency response and preparedness in south Lebanon.
Hundreds of schoolchildren, accompanied by their teachers, from UNIFIL’s area of operation in south Lebanon braced cold weather recently to gather at Tair Harfa Public School. They were there for a reason: to learn about road safety from UNIFIL peacekeepers.
The patrol vehicle has just hit a landmine and the driver and three passengers are severely injured. Despite hostile fire, the first responders rescue the victims from the car and perform basic medical aid to save their colleagues' lives.