UNIFIL organized a “happy hour” yesterday for orphan children from the peacekeeping mission’s area of operation in south Lebanon in a school in Tyre.
Four months of efforts of UNIFIL peacekeepers, together with the local authorities of Shaqra Municipality in south-eastern Lebanon, came to fruition this week with the inauguration of a children’s park and public garden in the area.
UNIFIL Sector East Commander Brigadier General Sánchez Martínez-Falero received the religious authorities from south-east Lebanon at the Sector Headquarters, the Miguel de Cervantes Base, in Ibl al-Saqi, yesterday.
As part of strengthening their bond with the host population, UNIFIL’s Korean peacekeepers hosted 27 representatives from the town of Tayr Dibbah, including its mayor, Hussein Saad, for a friendly football match in their main base near the south Lebanese town last week.
UNIFIL peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea organized a “Design Day” event under the theme “Integration Between Korean and Lebanese Cultures,” in partnership with the Lebanese International University (LIU) in Tyre, earlier this week.
UNIFIL’s French-led Force Commander’s Reserve (FCR) got its new commander last week. UNIFIL Force Commander Major General Michael Beary inspected the 12 July transfer of authority from Colonel Olivier Baudet to Colonel Frederic Edel in the French peacekeepers’ main base in Deir Kifa.