Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 April 2009

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 14, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2009-04-14

Security situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur was reported to be relatively calm over the past 24 hours.

United Nations Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS) officials reported that a UNAMID vehicle was carjacked by unidentified armed men in Zalingei, West Darfur, yesterday. The incident was reported to Government of Sudan (GoS) officials and the vehicle was later recovered 30 kilometres north of Zalingei.

UNAMID Military conducted 25 confidence-building patrols, 27 escort patrols and six night patrol covering 53 villages and camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

UNAMID Police conducted 93 patrols inside IDP camps (firewood escorts) and 33 patrols outside IDP camps (village/town patrols). Meanwhile, UNAMID Police Advisers, together with UNAMID Formed Police Units (FPUs), will conduct a firewood escort patrol to Shegera Mountain, about two hours away from Nyala in South Darfur.  

Firewood escorts are primarily aimed at providing protection for women and girls to reduce the risks of rape and abuse that many women suffer from in Darfur.



SOURCE : United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)



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