Posted by: africanpressorganization | 19 June 2009

Darfur / Quick impact projects




Darfur / Quick impact projects



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, June 19, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the offices of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general and the spokesperson for the general assembly president.



On Darfur, the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) says it hopes to carry out more “quick impact projects” across the region.  The mission’s Deputy Joint Special Representative, Henry Anyidoho, said the projects will help local communities rehabilitate schools, improve hospitals and strengthen vital infrastructure.  They also offer the mission opportunities to engage directly with local communities in towns and villages across the region.


Anyidoho was speaking yesterday during a visit to the site of one such project in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur.  That project, the El Geneina Hospital, is being supported by the mission with a $46,000 grant to purchase advanced equipment for its ophthalmology section, among other improvements.  Meanwhile, security across Darfur is reported as calm today.




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


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