Special Coordinator Meets UNIFIL and Displaced Persons in South Lebanon
UN Special Coordinator Joanna Wronecka visited south Lebanon on 7 December to extend support to UNIFIL and to residents of the border areas who were affected by the exchange of fire across the Blue Line. In a meeting with UNIFIL Force Commander Maj. Gen. Aroldo Lazaro, the Special Coordinator highlighted the critical work of UNIFIL peacekeepers in south Lebanon during this period of turbulence and their efforts to secure a return to a cessation of hostilities. They emphasized that the full implementation of SC resolution 1701 is a key entry point to realizing peace, security, and stability in the region. The Special Coordinator also met in a collective shelter in Tyre with displaced residents of border areas who are receiving assistance from the UN and the government but whose only desire is to return to their normal lives.