With the onset of winter and icy weather in much of UNIFIL’s 1,060-square kilometre area of operation in south Lebanon, there is the usual seasonal drop in outdoor activities and visits by tourists to the scenic Tyre coastline.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in south Lebanon marked Lebanon’s 75th Independence Day with a range of activities – from attending the Lebanese Army’s military parade in Beirut today to expressing special appreciation for UNIFIL’s national staff along with famed Lebanese singe
To mark Universal Children's Day 2018, military and civilian peacekeepers from UNIFIL visited the Public School of Naqoura, near UNIFIL’s headquarters. An important aspect of this visit was to present “Mr. & Mrs. Blue Barrel” – a fun and interactive presentation about a serious topic.
In their ongoing efforts to help improve the lives of the people of their area of responsibility in south-eastern Lebanon, UNIFIL’s Spanish peacekeepers brought in six experts from Spain last month to teach local farmers on best practices in harvesting and milling of olives.