The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) participated in a search and rescue operation at sea after receiving reports on Wednesday 10 October of a missing boat off the coast of Lebanon.
UNIFIL was informed that a small boat, allegedly heading towards Cyprus, was missing. UNIFIL tasked its Maritime Force to locate the missing vessel. On 11 October at 1130 hrs, UNIFIL’s flagship, BRS Liberal, found a small white boat northwest of Beirut in the area of responsibility of Rescue Coordinator Center Beirut.
Over the course of the past six weeks, UNIFIL’s French and Finnish peacekeepers provided medical support to about 600 children in the city of Burj Kallawiyah, south Lebanon.
The peacekeepers attached to the UN Mission’s Force Commander’s Reserve (FCR) extended the support mainly to the children of a local public school. They performed medical checkups, including checking the children’s development, monitoring their height and weight, checking visual acuity, and detecting possible digestive, heart, lung or skin disorders.
In 2006, under Security Council Resolution 1701, UNIFIL witnessed a substantial increase in its troops and responsibilities across its area of operations between the Litani River and the Blue Line. Monitoring the cessation of hostilities and supporting the Lebanese Armed Forces constitute the core of UNIFIL’s work and so each day, UNIFIL peacekeepers, drawn from 41 countries, patrol the south in vehicles, on foot and from the air.
2015 has just ended and ten years have almost passed from the adoption of Security Council resolution 1701 (2006). The security environment in south Lebanon is strategically different today compared to the situation that existed until 2006, thanks to the combined efforts of UNIFIL, LAF and the determination of the people of south Lebanon.
UNIFIL peacekeepers always try to do their utmost to assist and protect the local population. We are proud to work with the Lebanese people to ensure peace and stability in the area.
16 January 2015
At Burj Al Muluk, a village in south Lebanon, Ms. Siham Homsi looks forward to her visit to the doctor. There is no full-time clinic here, and the nearest hospital is in Bint Jbeil. However residents of Burj Al Muluk have help closer at hand - from the medical staff of the Serbian battalion with UNIFIL.
The first Serbian peacekeepers arrived in south Lebanon in 2010. As part of their CIMIC activities in the region, the Serbians provide medical care at Burj Al Muluk.
Derek Plumbly on UN's crucial role in Lebanon
n an interview with UNIFIL’s Al Janoub magazine, Derek Plumbly - the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon – speaks about his role as the Representative of the United Nations and gives insights into the overall work the UN is doing in the region.
On the occasion of the 67th Independence Day of India, INDBATT conducted a Multi-Speciality Medical Camp at UNP 4-2. The Camp was conducted to underline the commitment of the Indian Contingent towards the welfare and well-being of the people of Lebanon. The Camp was conducted with the assistance from the Lebanese NGO Al Kayan.
School bags, stationery, footballs and more were presented to children from kindergarten to grade 9 at Naqoura public school by UNIFIL’s Civil Affaris and the Italian Battalion on Monday 5 November.
In a celebratory mood, Civil Affairs chief Albagir Adam and the CIMIC Italian officer Captain Shiryam distributed the gifts to the students in the presence of the director of the school Mr. Jamal Hamzi, and local officials.
Naqoura, Lebanon - The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today hosted a ceremony at its Headquarters in Naqoura to mark the conclusion of a Health Assessment project undertaken by UNIFIL's CIMIC (Civil Military Co-operation) Unit in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health of the Government of Lebanon, as well as other UN agencies, International Organizations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The project was initiated in 2008 when, in cooperation with the mentioned partner agencies, UNIFIL CIMIC Unit undertook the task of compiling information on …
Naqoura, Lebanon - An advance party of South Korean peacekeepers arrived in southern Lebanon yesterday, ahead of the impending deployment of a South Korean mechanized infantry contingent, to serve as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The rest of the South Korean peacekeepers will arrive sometime at the end of July, and once fully deployed, the unit will have a total of 350 troops. The peacekeepers will be based at Tayr Dibbah, near the city of Tyre.
UNIFIL's strength now stands at 13,306 peacekeepers.
Naqoura, Lebanon - Indian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have organized a special clinic in their headquarters in Ibil as Saqi to provide artificial limbs to victims of mine and cluster bomb explosions in southern Lebanon. The artificial limb, known as the 'Jaipur Foot,' was developed and manufactured in Jaipur, India.
The peacekeepers have identified over 100 Lebanese people who could benefit from the artificial limb.
Ebel-es-Saqi, Lebanon (22 December 2006) - Starting from tomorrow, a new batch of Indian peacekeepers is set to take over responsibility for the Ebel-es-Saqi area of operations as part of India's contribution to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The Indian Battalion's "4 Sikh Regiment" will start its rotation tomorrow and it will be replaced by the "15 Punjab Regiment." The rotation process is expected to be completed on 29 December 2006.
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