KATHMANDU- NEPBATT (Nepal Army Battalion ) serving in the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) has provided Covid kits to all municipalities of its area of responsibilities in Lebanon.
Issuing a statement on Friday, NEPBATT said that it launched ‘Covid Kit Support’ campaign to all the municipalities of its area of responsibilities as part of the UNIFIL’s response and alleviation measures against the pandemic.
According to the statement, Commanding Officer of NEPBATT, Lieutenant Colonel Rajib Thapa, handed the donations to Mayors of Meissej Jebel, Houla, Majdel Slim, Shaqra, Blida, Tallousah, Markaba and Mahibib amid a ceremony.
Each donation package was included with various medical supplies, first aid boxes, Personal Protective Equipment-PPE, sanitizers,liquid hand wash, disposable masks, infrared thermometer, and foot-operated sanitizer dispenser in a significant amount valuing approximately $4000, the NEPBATT said in the statement.
During the ceremony, the mayors applauded NEPBATT support as a landmark contribution to the community when they were in a dire need of such donations, according to the statement.
“The support seeks to boost communal capabilities in an environment of looming uncertainty across all walks of Lebanese life because of COVID-19,” read the statement.
According to the statement, Commanding Officer of NEPBATT reaffirmed the utmost commitment of UNIFIL peacekeepers to work hand in hand with local authorities, in accordance with the C3 framework of Civil-Military relations i.e. Coordination, Cooperation and Collaboration.
The CIMIC program is a continuum of the Nepal Army’s historical contribution towards peace and stability of Lebanon, since its participation in peace support operation was pioneered from Lebanon in 1958.
Around 55,000 Nepalese peacekeepers have already participated in UNIFIL and a total of 32 soldiers have lost their lives while serving in south Lebanon to maintain peace.