UNIFIL and the Lebanese Army recently conducted a joint exercise, called Steel Storm, combining armoured vehicles and live fire. Joint exercises are a key part of UNIFIL’s mandate under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701 to support the Lebanese Armed Forces and build their capacity to accomplish their own tasks under the resolution.
245 - Salam from the South – UNIFIL and LAF Exercising Together (in English) | 13 October 2022
244 - Salam from the South – UNIFIL supports the Lebanese Armed Forces (in English) | 27 September 2022
UNIFIL is in south Lebanon to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1701, and part of its mandate is to support the Lebanese Armed Forces operating in the area. Recently, an operations building, as well as a briefing and conference room for Army Intelligence, was refurbished within the main Lebanese Armed Forces barracks in Tyre with the support of UNIFIL’s Finnish Battalion.
243 - Salam from the South – International Day of Peace - Vox pops (in English) | 20 September 2022
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, marked each year on September 21st, UNIFIL’s Radio programme “Salam from the South” asked people around south Lebanon what they think about peace, and how can it be achieved.
242 - Salam from the South – Fighting Fires Together (in English) | 07 September 2022
UNIFIL’s main mission is to maintain peace and stability along the Blue Line and throughout its area of operations, according to Security Council resolution 1701. However, where it has the capacity and upon request from the local authorities, UNIFIL can extend a helping hand in other areas. Peacekeepers occasionally jump into action to help the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Civil Defense in fighting fires, especially bushfires, in the south.
241 - Salam from the South – Question Time with Andrea Tenenti (in English) | 24 August 2022
Over the past two years, UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon has witnessed several events and developments. In this episode of “Salam from the South”, UNIFIL spokesperson Mr. Andrea Tenenti will shed light on the most topical issues related to the mission.
240 - Salam from the South – Medical Service When Most Needed (in English) | 08 August 2022
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.
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.
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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.