The soldiers from the Lebanese Army crouch behind a burnt-out car. Smoke flares diminish the visibility and the sound of gunfire is pervasive. They make hand signals to proceed. A soldier sprints forward to the next position. One by one his unit follow him.
Environment officers and water and sanitation focal points from 15 United Nations peace operations around the world gathered in south Lebanon this week to see first-hand and understand UNIFIL’s successful wastewater and sludge management programme.
The United Nations Under Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, yesterday concluded his 5-day visit to Lebanon, where he held talks with top Lebanese officials in the capital, Beirut, and saw first-hand the crucial work of UNIFIL peacekeepers in the southern part of th
UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) got a new commander last week with the Mission’s head and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, overseeing the transfer of authority between two Brazilian senior naval officers onboard the UNIFIL flagship “Frigate Liberal” in the Beirut Port.
The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Ján Kubiš, and members of the UN Country Team (UNCT) today visited the UNIFIL Headquarters and discussed with UNIFIL leadership the ways the specialized organizations will continue to deliver as one
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major General Stefano Del Col, yesterday welcomed the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, to the headquarters of UNIFIL’s Western Sector Command in Shamaa in the southern part of Lebanon.
On their UN base situated on the outskirts of the port city of Tyre, UNIFIL peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea (ROK) warm up with soldiers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) before they begin the physically demanding training session.
As storms Norma and Miriam lashed Lebanon last week, piles of snow carpeted mountains. Within UNIFIL’s area of operation in south-eastern Lebanon, mountainous areas suddenly turned white. Despite icy conditions, UNIFIL peacekeepers continued their daily activities.