UNIFIL peacekeepers in south-eastern Lebanon donated yesterday a number of firefighting equipment to the Lebanese Civil Defense, a public civil emergency service that carries out firefighting, search and rescue activities across the country.
The huge explosion that rocked Beirut Port on Tuesday evening (4 August) resulted in several UNIFIL naval peacekeepers from Bangladesh being injured, some of them seriously. The ship was docked at the Port as part of the UNIFIL Maritime Task Force.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col today chaired a second special Tripartite meeting since the COVID-19 outbreak with senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at a UN position in Ras Al Naqoura.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, Nassif Hitti, today visited the UNIFIL Headquarters as well the Mission’s area of operations and the Blue Line accompanied by over 30 young Lebanese diplomats, to see first-hand the work carried out by the Mission in coordination with the