LEBANON / UNIFIL SUPPORT EXPLOSIONS AFTERMATH

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28-Sep-2020 00:02:59
In coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) deployed a detachment of multinational force to Beirut in order to assist Lebanese authorities with their efforts to deal with the aftermath of the tragic 4 August explosions. UNIFIL

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STORY: LEBANON / UNIFIL SUPPORT EXPLOSIONS AFTERMATH
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SOURCE: UNIFIL
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 27 SEPTEMBER 2020, BEIRUT, LEBANON

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1.Various shots, UN vehicle driving
2. Various shots, UN vehicles arriving
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Col. Jean Fenon, UNIFIL Operations Officer:
“Today I am in charge to conduct and to supervise the deployment of UNIFIL in Beirut in the framework of assisting missions to participate to work on the harbor, but also the work on the city following the blast. Today is the first day of the deployment, as usual, the first task for search deployment unit is to prepare its living area in the base camp. And today, during this upcoming hours, each unit, the French and the Chinese and later the Italian, Austrian, and the Indonesian, and all these nations participate in this mission, we are deploying the living camp in order to be ready to start, to work on the harbor of Beirut tomorrow and to be ready to work normally, not less than Wednesday 30 of September. Today will be a harsh day because, as you can see, everybody is working to deploy the tents, so it can be ready for the accommodation of 150 personnel coming from Ecuador. Normally this mission should start as foreseen as Wednesday, we achieve more or less the 24 of October, and during these three weeks we live here over the University of Beirut in order to be as close as possible to the harbor.”
4. Various shots, the installation of the Base Camp at the University of Lebanon

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In coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) deployed a detachment of multinational force to Beirut in order to assist Lebanese authorities with their efforts to deal with the aftermath of the tragic 4 August explosions.

The deployment early morning on Sunday (27 Sep) followed the authorization by the UN Security Council for the Mission to take “temporary and special measures” to provide support to Lebanon and its people in the aftermath of the explosions. UNIFIL peacekeepers deployed to the Lebanese capital with heavy machinery and other equipment.

The UNIFIL assistance, which will be executed in three phases in about three weeks, is operational at the port as well as in the city centre with an engineer-centered task force. The main areas of support will be: clearing of debris and construction work in order to facilitate the rapid resumption of operations in the Beirut harbour.

Since the explosions happened, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col has stated that the Mission stood ready to provide any assistance at its disposal.
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