CIMIC donations in Kosovo and Lebanon

(To Army Majority State)

The Italian soldiers of the Regional Command West (RC-W) in Kosovo, donated 5 professional inhalers, 3 ECGs, 2 joint mobilizers, 6 collars, 20 pulse oximeters, 7 thermometers and a monitor to the Klina Medical Center. At the delivery were present the commander of RC-W, Colonel Marco Javarone, the mayor of Klina, Zenun Elezaj, the director of the Center of Medicine, dr. Haxhi Ibishi and the RC-W CIMIC team.

At the end of the donation, dr. Haxhi Ibishi expressed deep and sincere gratitude for the materials received, essential for increasing medical support for the inhabitants of Klina. The Italian contingent of the KFOR mission, with the completion of its civil-military cooperation projects, will continue to ensure the fulfillment of the mission's task according to the dictates of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999, in order to guarantee a safe and secure environment for all communities living in Kosovo.

Didactic material and protective devices (PPE) were donated by the Italian Blue Helmets of the Western Sector of UNIFIL, in favor of the School for disabled children of Ayta Ash Sha'b, municipality of the operation area of ​​the Italian Contingent in Lebanon of the South.

The brigadier general Massimiliano Stecca, commander of the West Sector and the Italian Contingent in Lebanon, the mayor of the municipality Mohammed Khalil Srour and the director of the school Mariam Srour intervened at the donation ceremony that took place at the school.

In her speech, the director expressed words of esteem and gratitude towards UNIFIL and the Italian Contingent: "Thank you for being here and thank you for this donation which, in addition to the material help it represents, has made our children smile and happy and represents a valid support for our daily activities".

The teaching material was donated by the Romagna "Riolo Terme" Association, while the health aids were donated by the Italian Commissioner Structure and includes: 6.000 surgical masks, 1.000 KN95 masks, 3.000 vinyl gloves, 50 liters of disinfectant solution.

The Italian mission in Lebanon is currently led by the "Pozzuolo del Friuli" cavalry brigade, in its sixth term in the "Land of the Cedars" with the colors of the United Nations, and is responsible for West Sector of UNIFIL in which 3800 UN peacekeepers operate from 16 of the 46 contributing countries to the UN mission and of which about 1.000 Italian soldiers are part of. The Italian Blue Helmets operate in Lebanon with impartiality and transparency, close to the Blue Line (blue line), demarcation line with Israel, to ensure stability in the area for over 15 years, monitoring the cessation of hostilities, assisting and supporting the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and providing support to the local population also through numerous CIMIC projects .