UNIFIL peacekeepers recently started a series of operational activities lasting 36 hours straight as one more step in strengthening the UN mission’s visibility and coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF).
In a sombre ceremony today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary, fellow peacekeepers and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) paid their last respects to a fallen Indonesian peacekeeper, who died of medical conditions on Monday.
In the mountainous area of Shab’a, in south-east Lebanon, a Lebanese goat farmer welcomes Lt Col Bhupender Bishnoi to his farmstead. Lt Col Bishnoi, a UNIFIL Indian peacekeeper, is the only veterinary officer in his contingent.
In a recent Mine Risk Education (MRE) day, hundreds of young school children from the Tyre district participated in a variety of activities raising their awareness about the dangers of mines and unexploded ordinance (UXO).
From solar farms and sewage treatment plants in its headquarters in Naqoura to the building of a greenhouse out of recycled plastic bottles in a UNIFIL position near Kafr Chouba in south-eastern Lebanon, UNIFIL peacekeepers have been striving to protect the environment of the communities they ser