Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 April 2009

Darfur / Political and humanitarian situation

 

 


 

 

Darfur / Political and humanitarian situation

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 18, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general :

 

The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) reports that UNAMID forces continue to conduct their routine duties and closely monitoring the situation in and around villages and camps housing displaced persons.

 

Meanwhile, Sweden’s Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa, Marika Fahlen, today arrived in the North Darfur capital, El Fasher, where she met with the Governor, or Wali, for North Darfur, who told her that local humanitarian ministries and agencies are doing their best to fill any vacuum left by the NGO expulsion.

 

US Senator John Kerry is also visiting Darfur.  He was briefed on the overall political and humanitarian situation on the ground and he promised to do everything to help assist in order to enable UNAMID to fulfil its duties in better conditions.

 

SOURCE 

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


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