The unprecedented socio-economic crisis has affected south Lebanon as well as the whole country very badly. The health care system has not been spared. For that reason, UNIFIL military doctors are extending a helping hand to the local community, and the recent visit of the medical team of the Italian contingent to Ma’arake village, and the services they provided is just one example of it.
240 - Salam from the South – Medical Service When Most Needed (in English) | 08 August 2022
239 - Salam from the South – A landmine changed her life (in English) | 25 July 2022
Naila Jaffal implores people to be careful around mine fields and not move the safety markers placed by UNIFIL de-mining peacekeepers. She knows the dangers all too well. A tragic mine-clearing accident in Alma Shaab village changed her life forever.
238 - Salam from the South – Renovation of Qana Spring (in English) | 11 July 2022
Since 2007, UNIFIL has regularly implemented projects in local communities to help make it easier to accomplish its mandate under UN Security Council Resolution 1701, as well as to improve the living conditions of a population currently suffering from the economic crisis. Recently, UNIFIL’s Force Commander Reserve in collaboration with the municipality of Qana, rehabilitated the historical spring there to provide the people with clean, drinkable water.
237 - Salam from the South – Model Regiment (in English) | 28 June 2022
Recently the Lebanese Armed Forces new “Model Regiment” Headquarters was inaugurated in Srebbine, south Lebanon. The project funded by the European Union will house the basic components of the Model Regiment, a new infantry regiment to be deployed alongside UNIFIL in the mission’s area of operations.
236 - Salam from the South – Peacekeepers Day (in English) | 13 June 2022
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Aroldo Lazaro paid tribute to the bravery and commitment of those served and serving peace at the ceremony held at the Naqoura headquarters on occasion of the International Peacekeepers Day. He added the strong relationship with the Lebanese Armed Forces has proven critical to maintaining calm and stability in our area of operations and along the Blue Line.
235 - Salam from the South – Together we can do more (in English) | 27 May 2022
UNIFIL supports the community and Lebanese governmental institutions, especially during the unprecedented economic crisis the country is facing. Recently, the Lebanese Civil Defense regional training center for the Nabatieh governorate was inaugurated in Bourj Al Mulouk village. Its construction was funded by UNIFIL, but the project was actually the result of joint efforts by many participants.
234 - Salam from the South – Cambodians in the Minefield (in English) | 16 May 2022
Past military conflicts have left south Lebanon with many unexploded mines, bombs, and other ordinances. Lands around Meis El Jabal village close to the Blue Line were especially heavily affected. The situation has been drastically changed since UNIFIL Cambodian de-miners went there in May 2021. They helped to put abandoned agricultural fields into use again to the benefit of the local farmers.
233- Salam from the South - Harnessing Solar Energy (in English) | 19 April 2022
The demand for solar power projects has increased rapidly in the last two years due to the economic crisis in Lebanon. Recently, UNIFIL’s Finnish contingent in cooperation with the municipality of Bani Hayan village implemented a solar project that provides the municipal building with 25 amperes of green energy
232- Salam from the South - Irish Veteran (in English) | 04 April 2022
Sergeant Major Stan Hurley from UNIFIL’s Irish contingent first came to Lebanon in 1983. Since then, he has served as a peacekeeper in many other places, but over the years he kept returning to Lebanon. This current and final tour of duty is his 10th tour in Lebanon out of 18 overseas tours of duty in his long military career.
231- Salam from the South - Blida Project (in English) | 14 March 2022
UNIFIL’s Nepalese peacekeepers, in cooperation with the local authorities, funded a major agricultural and public garden project in the village of Blida. The project, built in an open field close to the Blue Line, comprises rainwater ponds and recreational area. This project will irrigate nearby fields while also serving as a community meeting hub. It will benefit thousands of Blida residents.