Posted by: africanpressorganization | 1 July 2009

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief

 

 


 

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief

 

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 1, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2009-07-01

Security Situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur remained relatively calm.

 

Two vehicles belonging to an INGO in West Darfur were carjacked by unknown armed men on 29 June. The incidents occurred in two separate locations, near Garsila, 82 kilometers south west of Zalingei in West Darfur. No one was injured. The matter was reported to National Security and Government of Sudan Police in Garsila.

 

UNAMID military and police officers continue to monitor the situation and developments throughout the region. UNAMID military conducted thirty three 106 patrols including confidence-building, escort patrols and night patrols covering fifty nine (59) villages/IDP Camps during the reporting period. Similarly, UNAMID police advisers conducted a total of 144 patrols in and around the villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.

 

UNAMID Force Commander visits troops in South Darfur

UNAMID Force Commander, General Martin Luther Agwai today visited the second Egyptian Battalion deployed in Ed Al Fursan, more than 80 kilometers from Nyala in South Darfur.

 

He was briefed on the operational and security situation in the area, including on the progress of their work so far, as well as challenges encountered.

 

Ed Al Fursan in South Darfur is one of the first military bases established by UNAMID.

 

Deputy Force Commander Major-General Duma Mdytyana Dumisani has also been undertaking familiarization visits to the sectors since he assumed duty in May. He visited the towns of Nyala, El Daein and Muhajeriya in South Darfur yesterday.

 

UNAMID Civil Affairs in South Darfur conducts Peace workshop

UNAMID Civil Affairs in collaboration with the Peace and Development Organization held a one-day workshop on social peace building yesterday in Nyala, South Darfur. Representatives from different civil society organizations, state government officials and participants from Nyala University participated.

 

Issues related to land disputes among different groups in Darfur, social peace and transitional justice, clashes between farmers and pastoralists, security and internally displaced persons were discussed at the workshop.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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