News & Media

Mar 17, 2024

MFO Salutes its New Force Commander

Major General Michael Garraway of Australia assumed command of the Multinational Force and Observers in Sinai from Interim Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams of New Zealand, on 17 March 2024.

Mar 14, 2024

Recent visits to the MFO

Visits are a crucial element to understanding the MFO, our mission, and our role in promoting regional peace and stability. These visits result in productive dialogue with our Egyptian and Israeli colleagues, representatives of MFO Troop-Contributing and Donor States, and friends.

Mar 11, 2024

MFO Plenary Meeting, March 4, 2024

Representatives from twenty-one MFO Supporting States attended the plenary session of the MFO’s Annual Meeting in Rome on March 4, 2024, including delegations from Egypt, Israel, and the United States.

 

Mar 8, 2024

Thanking Our Women Peacekeepers and Celebrating IWD

The MFO thanks all its women peacekeepers, military and civilian, for their contributions to our mission and the critical role they play supporting peace and cooperation between Egypt and Israel. Our women peacekeepers excel in carrying out critical responsibilities at all levels throughout the MFO. Their work is fundamental to our success and an integral part of our achievements.

Mar 6, 2024

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2024

The MFO is honored to announce that the Government of Japan has once again generously provided the MFO with supplemental project funding to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.

 

Feb 22, 2024

Supporting States Visit - February 20, 2024

 

The MFO Interim Force Commander, Major General Evan Williams, and MFO personnel welcomed Ambassadors, Defense Attachés, and other key staff from Cairo-based embassies to the MFO’s North Camp.

Feb 16, 2024

COU Conducts its 1000th Verification Mission in the Sinai (V-1000)

 

From February 11 to 15, 2024, the MFO’s Civilian Observer Unit (COU) conducted its 1,000th verification mission (V-1000). This milestone highlights the MFO’s and the COU’s ongoing commitment to long-lasting peace in the region.

 

Feb 7, 2024

MFO Force Commander Designate – Major General Michael Garraway

 

The MFO is honored to announce that it has received Egypt’s and Israel’s approval to appoint Major General Michael Garraway from Australia as the MFO’s next Force Commander.

Dec 30, 2023

MG Williams recognized as Officer NZ Order of Merit

The MFO extends our warmest congratulations to our Interim Force Commander, Major General Williams, for being recognized as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by King Charles III.

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News & Media Raising Suicide Prevention Awareness

Aug 24, 2023

Raising Suicide Prevention Awareness

Every year, on September 10th, people around the world mark Suicide Prevention Day, recognized as an event aimed at spreading awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health issues and suicidal feelings. This day also provides a forum for people to talk about the causes that lead to suicide and promote support networks and mental health well-being.

As part of the campaign to raise awareness about Suicide Prevention Day, on August 24, 2023, the Force Behavioral Health Office organized an inaugural meeting for MFO Sinai members at our South Camp. The aim was to unite sentinels from various contingents and foster an environment for open dialogue about mental health challenges and suicide prevention strategies.

 

The awareness meeting offered a safe space for individuals to share personal stories, experiences, and insights related to mental health and suicide prevention. Participants were educated about the warning signs of suicidal ideation, emphasizing the importance of early intervention, and seeking proactive help. The event had a significant impact by promoting open discussions and advising participants about the resources available to support MFO Sinai members. It will be the first among many similar meetings and related events.

 

The MFO stands committed to its mission to promote peace and encourage dialogue. We are also committed to educating our own people to engage in open dialogue, so that we can support those who may be struggling and save lives together.