232 people were rescued by UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Navy from a sinking boat in the evening of 31 December 2022, hours after it left northern Lebanon's coast.
On 21 December, at a somber ceremony at Rafik Hariri International Airport , UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Aroldo Lázaro and representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) honoured and bade farewell to Second Warrant Officer John Nartey Angmor, a Ghanaian peacekeepe
I want to thank Prime Minister Miqati for his visit today and for the strong solidarity he has shown UNIFIL and its peacekeepers. It is much appreciated.
I want to thank the Lebanese government and authorities, who have been steadfast in their support.
Last night a peacekeeper was killed and three others were injured in an incident in Al-Aqbieh, just outside UNIFIL’s area of operations in south Lebanon.
We offer our deepest condolences to the friends, family, and colleagues of the peacekeeper who died.
Issam Jheir, a fisherman from Naqoura village in South Lebanon tells us about the hardships the fishing profession has been facing during the last few years. Being a fisherman for more than 25 years, Issam remembers the good old days when fishing was very profitable.