EU-funded “Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon” Project enhances Civil-Military Cooperation in fragile border villages

June 22, 2022
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For the past few years, fragile border Lebanese villages with conflict-ridden neighbouring Syria have been dealing with the repercussions of the Syrian uprising, all while bearing the brunt of deteriorating economic crises, rising social instability and growing strain on limited resources.

To support such volatile border regions, namely Akkar and Baalbeck, restore stability and establish stronger relations with border security agencies, the EU-funded Strengthening Capability for Integrated Border Management in Lebanon (EU IBM Lebanon Phase 3) Project signed a partnership agreement in the first quarter of 2021 with the NATO affiliate Multinational CIMIC Group (MNCG).

Over a span of eight months, building on the MNCG program, a series of CIMIC initiatives that deliver technical assistance to Lebanese border authorities were rolled-out. 160 male and female officers from Lebanese Armed Forces, Internal Security Forces, General Security and civil defence came together and shared experiences; an exemplary display of civil servants collaborating to serve local communities.

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