On the post disaster assistance of Chinese peacekeepers in Beirut port

“China, line day, as soon as the vehicles of Chinese peace keeping officers and soldiers entered the downtown area of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, when citizens saw the five-star red flag on their armbands, they thumbed up at the motorcade one after another. On August 4, a violent explosion occurred in Beirut port area, causing a large number of casualties. Since September 30, as part of the assistance force of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, some officers and soldiers of China’s 19th batch of multi-functional engineering units to Lebanon began to carry out the task of cleaning up and rebuilding the Beirut port area after the explosion. < / P > < p > “this is the first time that the officers and soldiers of our troops in Lebanon have stepped out of the Nanli mission area to carry out a mission. At the beginning, we were still more worried about the local security situation, for fear that the local residents would not understand our work. In addition, the local epidemic situation of Xinguan was relatively serious. However, as the assistance task was launched, we found that the local residents were very friendly, which brought us great confidence to carry out the task well Said Gou Haolin, instructor of the 19th batch of construction company of China’s 19th batch to Liwei and multi-functional engineering detachment. The mission of the force is mainly to clean up the explosion ruins in Beirut port, recover materials, repair and reinforce the damaged foreign ministry building. “The working environment in the port is too bad. Five new tires were replaced in four days.” Wu Chunlin, a soldier in the repair team of Beirut aid detachment, said. When carrying out missions in Beirut port, officers, soldiers and machinery will face many risks. The collapsed steel frame fragments will fall at any time, and many dangerous goods are buried under the ruins. < p > < p > in the past week, the officers and soldiers of the manual operation group dug out more than 30 barrels of inflammable oil, fireworks and firecrackers and four gas cylinders from the ruins of Beirut port, and the air was also filled with a large amount of asbestos dust and irritating gases < p > < p > Chinese officers and soldiers wear protective clothing every day and work in the operation area for nearly 10 hours. Every day, sweat can soak the clothes in the protective clothing, but no one has ever played the retreat drum. < / P > < p > after a week of continuous fighting, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish and Cambodian peacekeeping officers and soldiers have completed the demolition of all damaged buildings and the recovery of available materials in three areas of Beirut port, and the task of searching for historical relics and street cleaning of collapsed historical sites in Beirut urban area has also been completed. < p > < p > on October 5, the task of clearing the street ruins in Beirut city was successfully completed. All the relics found under the ruins, such as coral rocks and black ancient bricks, as well as pots and pans, gold and silver jewelry, were handed over to the local government. At the moment when the road was opened up, warm applause broke out on both sides of the road. Local residents standing on both sides of the road spontaneously gave thumbs up to the officers and soldiers and said “China good” loudly. In the face of the recognition and praise of Beirut residents, Xiong Chaochun, deputy commander of the 19th batch of Chinese troops to livihe, said: “all this comes from the professionalism and great responsibility of our Chinese peacekeeping officers and soldiers. They work in a harsh environment with large tasks and high risks. They always adhere to high standards and high efficiency. In particular, the local residents are more grateful to us for knowing that we are still fighting in the front line of the task during the national day and the Mid Autumn Festival. ”