Abass Awala was interviewed in UN Post 2-45, UNIFIL, South Lebanon for the Military Archives Oral History Project. His interview is part of a series of interviews recorded to mark forty years of Irish service in the country with UNIFIL. Abass has worked with UNIFIL since 1986 and at the time of this interview was working as Assistant to the UNIFIL Force Commander, Major General Michael Beary. Abass speaks about his childhood moving between Beirut and South Lebanon during the Civil War. He discusses his work with UNIFIL and with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and he speaks about the future of UNIFIL.