Darfur / UNAMID DAILY MEDIA BRIEF, 2009-02-04
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, February 4, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID DAILY MEDIA BRIEF, 2009-02-04
Update on security situation in Muhajeriya
UNAMID personnel in Muhajeriya reported that firing continued throughout the day in the area. In addition, Government of Sudan forces were allegedly observed conducting patrols around the town, approximately 500 metres from the UNAMID camp.
An unidentified aircraft flew over Muhajeriya today and dropped three bombs, approximately 1km from UNAMID camp. There were also reports of ongoing shooting which led to the converging of civilian population towards UNAMID camp
The humanitarian community in Darfur reports that an influx of Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) has arrived in North Darfur following the recent fighting in Muhajeria. So far, Al Salaam IDP Camp has received 520 new arrivals and Zam Zam IDP Camp received 1,400 persons. 90% of the new IDPs consist of women and children. UNAMID has provided some tents to assist the humanitarian community in North Darfur.
Meanwhile, the Joint Special Representative, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, travelled to Chad today, where he is expected to hold consultations with the leader of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, on the current situation.
SOURCE : United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)