Lebanon: UN mission helps local communities in ‘common fight’ against COVID-19

While performing their mandated duties “24/7” on land, in the air, and at sea, UN peacekeepers in Lebanon are also supporting local communities in preventing the spread of COVID-19, according to their Force Commander.

Major General Stefano Del Col spoke to May Yaacoub about activities during what he has described as “a challenging period”, and the measures UNIFIL took after one peacekeeper was found to have the disease. 

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News in Brief 17 December 2018

  • UN calls for $350 million to aid vulnerable Palestinians
  • Tunnels under Israel-Lebanon ‘Blue Line’, violate Security Council resolution
  • Pioneering UN satellite survey raises hopes for restoration of ancient Aleppo
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UN supports army takeover of operations in south Lebanon

Nearly US$1 million worth of generators, fuel tanks, computers and other electronic devices will be presented to the Lebanese Armed Forces this month by the UN mission in the country, UNIFIL.

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Despite tragic accident, Lebanon in the heart of former peacekeeper

A Dutch army veteran who lost both hands while serving as a UN peacekeeper in Lebanon nearly 40 years ago, says the country is part of his story.

Hans Van Putten had only been in Lebanon for about four months when a grenade exploded in his hands.

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News in Brief 8 February 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns “heinous and cowardly” attack on Afghan court

The Security Council has described the terrorist attack outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in the capital Kabul on Tuesday as “heinous and cowardly.”

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“Permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon-Israel “best outcome”

Moving towards a “permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon and Israel remains the “real challenge” facing the UN’s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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More vigilance needed in Lebanon in face of terror threat

Peacekeepers and the Lebanese army need to be “more vigilant” along the border with Syria in the face of a growing threat from the terrorist group ISIL, or Daesh.

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Prevention is the watch word for head of UN force in Lebanon

For nearly 40 years, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been monitoring cessation of hostilities between that country and Israel.

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UN force holds talks with Israeli, Lebanese officials on border issues

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today chaired a meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese and Israeli militaries as part of ongoing UN-sponsored efforts to reduce tensions and boost security along the countries’ border area.

UN mission donates vehicles to Lebanese military

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) today handed 39 vehicles to the Lebanese armed forces in an effort to boost their capacity to improve security in the south of the country.