Nepalese peacekeepers support host communities in fighting COVID-19
As part of the ongoing UNIFIL support to host communities in their fight against the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Mission’s peacekeepers from Nepal launched last week a campaign to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as medical and sanitary supplies to host communities in south-eastern Lebanon.
On 21 August, the Nepalese Battalion (NEPBATT) Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) team led by Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Chandra Prasad Chapagain handed donations to the mayors of Meiss ej Jebel and Houla, Abdel Menem Shukair and Shakib Kteish, respectively.
Subsequently, more donations followed on 24 August (Majdal Silim and Tallousah municipalities) and 25 August (Mohaybib). The Nepalese peacekeepers are planning to extend the donations to the municipalities of Blida, Shaqra and Markaba in the days ahead.
Among the items donated by the UNIFIL Nepalese peacekeepers include medicines, disinfectants, face shields, disposable latex gloves, disposable face masks, detergents, hand sanitizers and other personal protective equipment.
(Photos: Corporal Karna Bahadur Chand / UNIFIL NEPBATT)