On this year's International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, seventeen local Agricultural Cooperatives and Handicrafts Associations drawn from UNIFIL's Area of Operation participated in an exhibition organised at UNIFIL's HQ in Naqoura.
"In 1862 Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist, finalized his experiments on pasteurization which now allows us to prepare our dairy products free of bacteria that cause Tuberculosis, Typhoid fever and Maltese fever," said Sami Hajjar, a specialist in food and dairy engineering, during
Twenty-five women from the southern town of Ramieh are benefitting from a series of workshops organised by the municipality. After learning about knitting as an incoming generating activity, the women were invited to learn to make soap from olive crops during the month of September 2014.
At the UNIFIL headquarters in Naqoura today, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major-General Luciano Portolano hosted religious leaders, local authorities, and commanders of the Lebanese Army and Security Forces based in the UNIFIL area of operations in southern Lebanon.
Mazraat al-Meshref municipality solicited the help of UNIFIL's Civil Affairs to build a mini-football field in the town, "a space that would gather the youth and children," as put by the town deputy mayor, Ali Abdellatif Wazne.