Civil defence volunteers trained on COVID-19 disinfection procedures

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12 Mar 2021

Civil defence volunteers trained on COVID-19 disinfection procedures

UNIFIL peacekeepers from the mission’s Sector East units conducted this week a three-day COVID-19 related disinfection training with civil defence volunteers from south-eastern Lebanon.

A total of 15 volunteers from eight Civil Defence Centres (CDCs) active in the area joined UNIFIL peacekeepers in the training that concluded on 11 March 2021.

The training module comprised practical and technical sessions on various aspects of COVID-19, its spread, disinfection procedures and planning.

The aim was to share with host communities knowledge and experience on best practices followed in the common fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

The director of CDC-Marjayoun, Hussein Fakih, noted that local CDC volunteers play a crucial role in containing emergencies in the communities.

“Hence, the training provided by UNIFIL peacekeepers is critical for containing COVID-19 spread in south Lebanon,” said Mr. Fakih.

Lebanon’s civil defence volunteers carry out public civil emergency services such as firefighting, search and rescue activities across the country.


(UN Photo/ Pvt Nerea Gonzalez Dasilva)