Nov 20, 2020
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.
Nov 12, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the loss on November 12, 2020, of seven of our uniformed military colleagues from three countries who died in a helicopter crash during a routine mission. This included one Czech, one French, and five U.S. MFO members, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these soldiers at this difficult time. We wish the one U.S. MFO Member who survived the crash a speedy recovery.
Nov 5, 2020
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved colleague, Mr. Ashraf Mobariz, who died on November 5, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19. For over 32 years Ashraf’s remarkable creativity, courage, determination, and charm strengthened the peace between Egypt and Israel. As a peacemaker and colleague, he was exceptional. We will miss him greatly.
Oct 22, 2020
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy: Avoiding an Epic Mistake
Defense One: Washington Should Avoid a Self-Inflicted Wound in the Sinai
Fiji Times: Lt-Col Vananalagi Is Now Chief Observer Group Golan
NZ Herald: Northlander in Military Police during mission in Egypt
Middle East Institute Article: The times have changed, but the need for a US-led MFO hasn’t
Jun 23, 2020
Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFO remains actively engaged with the Treaty Parties, Egypt and Israel, and receives the full cooperation necessary to carry out our mission, including our monitoring and verification operations.
Mar 16, 2020
For a sixth consecutive year, Japan has generously agreed to provide the MFO with supplemental funding in support of urgent needs. This year’s contribution, amounting to $1,489,363, will be used to relocate MFO Remote Site 5 inside our air terminal and to upgrade the combined facility.
Mar 9, 2020
The MFO is pleased to announce that Germany has again agreed to generously contribute supplemental funding to the MFO.
Jan 31, 2020
On 31 January 2020, MFO Deputy Director General K. Scott Gudgeon retired after nearly 35 years of service to the MFO. On that date, the MFO Director General presented Mr. Gudgeon with the MFO Distinguished Service for Peace Award, the highest honor the MFO can confer.
Dec 3, 2019
Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai from Major General Simon Stuart of Australia on 1 December 2019.