UNIFIL’s donation to hospitals in south Lebanon
As part of the ongoing efforts to support host communities in their fight against COVID-19 Coronavirus, Italy-led UNIFIL Sector West Command, in coordination with Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC), has extended a wide range of assistance to three hospitals within their area of responsibility in south Lebanon.
This support seeks to improve the hospital's capabilities and enhance efforts to prevent the spread of the virus, especially during the current socio-economic crisis in Lebanon.
In response to requests from hospitals, UNIFIL peacekeepers from Italy have recently donated medical equipment and other supplies including PCR kits, Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), and medicines to the Hospital of Tibnin and the Hospital of Qana and Xray PACS system, sterilization tools, masks, and PCR kits to the Hospital of Bint Jbeil.
During handover ceremonies, UNIFIL Sector West Commander, Brigadier General Stefano Lagorio, highlighted the importance of healthcare and supporting the local population and authorities.
These donations are addressing some of the host communities’ needs, while maintaining strong bond between UNIFIL and local communities.
(UN photos / Sergeant Francesca Rita Giardina)