News & Media

May 13, 2021

MFO Spotlight: Our Local Egyptian Contractor Staff

The MFO speaks with Mr. Hamed Hassan Awaad, one of our locally engaged Egyptian Contractor Staff from Care Services Limited, on his experience working within our organization. Mr. Awaad has filled various positions in over twenty years of service with the MFO. Currently, he is the Work Order Control Supervisor and Material Expeditor in our Force Engineering Office located in Sinai.

Apr 16, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Provide Medical Support


The MFO greatly appreciates the generous and prompt offers of medical support from Australia and New Zealand to help identify and treat cases of COVID among our personnel. 

Apr 12, 2021

Memorial Service for Mr. Mobariz

On April 6, 2021, the MFO’s Cairo Office held a memorial service in honor of Mr. Ashraf Mobariz, our Senior Liaison and Security Officer in Cairo, who died on November 5, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. The event was attended by Mr. Mobariz’s son, two of his siblings, his colleagues from our Cairo Office staff, MG Samer Kamal, Chief of Egypt’s Liaison Agency with International Organizations, and the MFO’s Director General, Ambassador Beecroft.

Apr 6, 2021

MFO Spotlight: JCON

The MFO speaks to Lieutenant Colonel Masahito Fukayama from the Japanese Contingent (JCON), our current Deputy Chief of Liaison South, on his role in the Liaison Office and his deployment with the MFO. For more information on JCON please see the following link.

Mar 23, 2021

Supplemental Japanese Funding

We are pleased to announce that the Government of Japan has generously agreed to provide the MFO with supplemental project funding for a seventh consecutive year. Since MFO FY 2015, Japan has funded projects to improve the security and well-being of our personnel and to ensure the stability and safety of our mission.

Mar 18, 2021

MFO Thanks its Women Peacekeepers

With the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March and the designation of March as Women’s History Month in some of our Supporting States, we recognize and thank all of the women throughout the MFO for their vital and indispensable contributions to the success of our mission of peace. Women peacekeepers excel in the most crucial and demanding of peacekeeping roles and under the most challenging conditions.

Mar 7, 2021

Supporting States Visit

The MFO's Force and Observers in Sinai were honored to welcome representatives from fourteen MFO Supporting States (Australia, Colombia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, United Kingdom, and United States) to the MFO’s South Camp.

Dec 14, 2020

Supporting State Visit

The MFO’s Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, hosted a successful familiarization day visit to North Camp for Defense Attachés and other key staff from the Cairo embassies of eleven of our Supporting States.

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News & Media In Memoriam: A message from the Director General

Nov 20, 2020

In Memoriam: A message from the Director General

As we mourn the loss of our seven colleagues and pray for the rapid and full recovery of an eighth, it has been reassuring to know that we are not alone in our grief.

I want to express our thanks for the outpouring of condolences, expressions of support, and encouragement received from heads of state and government, senior civilian and military officials, former MFO members, and ordinary citizens around the world.  While we lament this tragic loss of life in pursuit of the noble cause of peace, these words of comfort go far in encouraging us as we continue our vital mission.  


We now honor our seven colleagues and, in their memory, redouble our efforts in the service of peace.