The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today commemorated the International Day of UN Peacekeepers at a ceremony held at its headquarters in Naqoura.
In the mountainous region in the eastern part of UNIFIL area of operations, which falls under the Indian Battalion (INDBATT), a veterinary doctor makes daily visits to several villages. He starts at eight in the morning until the end of each working day.
"I learnt that instead of throwing things away, we can turn them into nice and useful objects. This helps reduce pollution," says Bara, a fourth grade student at Tyre Public Intermediate School for Girls, after attending a workshop on Art Recycling.
He was only seven years old and was playing in the field when he saw a ball and rushed to get it. That was in 1988, in Borghliyeh Village, in the middle of the war in South Lebanon. But the cluster bomb in disguise detonated as soon Hussein Ghandour touched it, blowing away his arm and leg.