As part of continued UNIFIL support to host communities and in order to enhance local medical capabilities, the mission’s Finnish peacekeepers recently donated an anesthesia machine to a public hospital in Marjayoun, south-eastern Lebanon, last week.
UNIFIL’s Spanish peacekeepers provided a range of firefighting equipment to 10 Lebanese Civil Defence Centres (CDCs) in south-eastern villages last week. The support is crucial especially during the ongoing dry season when bushfires in Lebanon are rampant.
UNIFIL peacekeepers operating in south-western Lebanon recently launched the “Together Against COVID” campaign as a way of streamlining ongoing UNIFIL support to the host communities in their common fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion of the Mother’s Day observed in Lebanon (21 March), UNIFIL Nepalese peacekeepers organized a health awareness campaign this week, benefiting women from host communities in south-eastern Lebanon.
UNIFIL peacekeepers from France and Ghana conducted last week a joint exercise to hone skills and procedures for the safe evacuation of a medical casualty in the main Ghanaian base in the village of Al-Qawzah, south-western Lebanon.