New York

15 September 2014

Update about the situation in the area of operation of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF)

The situation in UNDOF on the Syrian side and the area of separation has deteriorated severely over the last several days.

Armed groups have made advances in the area of UNDOF positions, posing a direct threat to the safety and security of the UN Peacekeepers along the “Bravo” line and in Camp Faouar.

All the UN personnel in these positions have thus been relocated to the “Alpha” side.

UNDOF continues to use all available assets to carry out its mandated tasks in this exceptionally challenging environment.