Posted by: africanpressorganization | 16 August 2008

Darfur / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General


 

Darfur / Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 16, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The advance party of the first Ethiopian infantry battalion to join UNAMID, the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is scheduled to arrive in El Fasher over the weekend.  This initial arrival will bring additional engineering capabilities to the Mission, especially in the areas of water installation, the erection of tents and electric power lines.  The Ethiopian contingent will be deployed in the areas of Kulbus and Silea, in West Darfur.

 

Meanwhile, UNAMID reports that, following recent discussions between Deputy Special Representative Henry Anyidoho and the Governor of South Darfur, Ali Mahmoud, about restrictions of fuel allocations to the Kalma Camp, UNAMID’s Nyala office has received reports that the situation is being resolved.  Oxfam informed us that its fuel allocation was approved as requested, and they were allocated sufficient fuel to run their water pumps in Kalma for a week. Other aid groups also reported that they were satisfied with the current Government fuel allocations.

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


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