UNIFIL today hosted a group of about 50 university students from around the world in its headquarters in Naqoura and at a UN position along the Blue Line in a visit organized by Lebanon's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.
Earlier this month, UNIFIL lost one of its peacekeepers, from India. On 16 July, the Mission’s leadership, representatives of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and fellow peacekeepers paid their last respect to Sergeant Ramesh Singh, who died of medical conditions on 10 July.
Three Lebanese Civil Defence officers along with two Spanish UNIFIL peacekeepers took immediate action to rescue a man stuck inside a car after an accident. The body of the vehicle was badly damaged and the team realized that opening the door to rescue the man would have been impossible.
UNIFIL’s Indian peacekeepers, operating in the UN Mission’s Sector East, celebrated the fifth International Day of Yoga today together with the population of south Lebanon and fellow peacekeepers at their main base near Ibil al-Saqi.