United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
The Armed Forces of Malta twice deployed Maltese officers in support of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).
The Maltese Officers' deployment was made possible through the close cooperation that exists between the Maltese and Italian military, and supported by the good offices of the Italian Military Mission (MICCD) in Malta which, together with Headquarters AFM, played an essential role in the planning and coordination of such deployments.
During these deployments in southern Lebanon, the Maltese Officers were mainly tasked with planning, implementing and monitoring a number of projects in the region that improve UNIFIL's effectiveness within its area of operations as well as increase the consent of the local population towards UNIFIL and at the same time improve the general humanitarian situation for the local populace in South Lebanon. Such projects included the reconstruction of important arterial roads, the installation of water purifying facilities, the refurbishment of schools and other public buildings such as hospitals and municipalities, the installation of electricity generators as well as projects concerning waste management.