Civil Affairs

UNDOF assists the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in facilitating the passage of mail, goods, and persons through the area of separation during special crossing events. Within the integral medical resources of UNDOF, medical treatment is provided to the local population on request.

In UNDOF’s area of operation, especially in the area of separation, minefields continue to pose a threat to UNDOF personnel and local inhabitants. In consultation with the Syrian authorities, UNDOF instituted a minefield security and maintenance program in the area of separation to identify and mark all minefields. UNDOF also supports activities to promote mine awareness among the civilian population.

Another priority for the mission is to address the environmental consequences of UNDOF’s activities in the area of operations and to ensure that its presence does not contribute to further environmental pollution of the area.