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Nov 14, 2023

MFO Remembrance Events 2023

On November 11 and 12, 2023, MFO Sinai members participated in two solemn commemoration events at South and North Camp, to honor and remember the Fallen who gave their lives in service for their countries and in support of peace.

Oct 25, 2023

MFO Director General Visits the Czech Republic


On October 23, 2023, MFO Director General Elizabeth Dibble visited Prague and met with Lieutenant General Karl Řehka, Chief of Defense and his staff.

Oct 15, 2023

Latest 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.

Sep 27, 2023

Driving Skills Competition


Driving is an essential part of the MFO’s mission in Sinai. It enables us to transport equipment and personnel and to carry out daily tasks including Treaty-required observation duties.

Sep 11, 2023

Marking World Suicide Prevention Day

On September 10th, people around the world marked Suicide Prevention Day, recognized as an event aimed at spreading awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and suicide. This day provides a forum to discuss the causes of suicide and to promote support networks and mental health well-being.

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.

Aug 10, 2023

Celebrating MFO Day

The Protocol to the Treaty of Peace between Egypt and Israel which established the MFO was signed on August 3, 1981. Within the MFO, August 3rd is a unique occasion to celebrate our achievements and honor the dedication and sacrifice of our military and civilian members who serve the cause of a long-lasting peace.

Jul 28, 2023

MFO recognizes the Outstanding Service of Germaine Elias

Mrs. Germaine (Gerry) Elias, retired from our Cairo Office at the end of June 2023 after 29 devoted years with the MFO. Her incredible service to peace throughout this time has not only left a lasting impact on the MFO, but also inspired her colleagues.

Jul 11, 2023

Japan-funded fire truck welcomed into MFO Fleet

The MFO officially inducted a new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle, funded by the Government of Japan, into the Force’s fleet on 11 July 2023 in North Camp. In attendance at the ceremony was the Ambassador of Japan to Egypt, His Excellency Oka Hiroshi. He was accompanied by the MFO’s Force Commander, Major General Pavel Kolář, Force Fire Chief, Mr. Innes Southard, and the Director General’s Representative in Cairo, Mr. Brad Lynch.

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News & Media Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2023

Mar 15, 2023

Supplemental Japanese Funding in FY2023

The MFO is pleased to announce that the Government of Japan has generously agreed to provide supplemental project funding for a ninth consecutive year to ensure the safety of our personnel and the effectiveness of our mission.


This year’s contribution, amounting to $580,000, will be used to acquire an urgently required armored bus. This contribution will provide greater flexibility to the MFO’s vehicle fleet and also counter risk to our personnel executing critical missions and activities.

The MFO heartily thanks the Government of Japan for this supplemental contribution in addition to its ongoing regular contribution towards food costs and civilian personnel salaries. We are tremendously grateful for the solid and wide-ranging support Japan provides, in funding and personnel, towards our peacekeeping mission and peace between Egypt and Israel.