UN peacekeepers stand with Lebanese in aftermath of Beirut blast

5 August 2020

UN peacekeepers in Lebanon has been busy helping the authorities in the aftermath of the devastating explosion in Beirut on Tuesday that’s left dozens dead and thousands injured.

Although UNIFIL - the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon – is based in the south of the country, a ship from its Maritime Task Force that was docked in the port was damaged, leaving some of the Mission’s sailors seriously injured.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson on Wednesday morning, UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti, explained the scale of the immediate need and what the priorities are in supporting the Lebanese people.

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