Posted by: africanpressorganization | 15 April 2009

Sudan / Security situation in Darfur



Sudan /
Security situation in Darfur


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general



On Sudan, the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that the security situation in Darfur has been relatively calm over the past 24 hours.


However, a UNAMID vehicle was carjacked by unidentified armed men in Zalingei, West Darfur, yesterday.  The incident was reported to Sudanese Government officials, and the vehicle was later recovered 30 kilometres north of Zalingei.


Meanwhile, UNAMID conducted 25 confidence-building patrols, 27 escort patrols and 6 night patrols covering 53 villages and camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).  UNAMID police conducted 93 patrols as escorts for women and girls to travel outside IDP camps to collect firewood.



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


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