Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 July 2009

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief




Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 7, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2009-07-07

Security Situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur has been relatively calm. However, banditry activities targeting UNAMID personnel were reported in North, South and West Darfur.


UNAMID military conducted 97 patrols including confidence-building, escort patrols and nine night patrols covering 60 villages and IDP camps during the reporting period. UNAMID Police advisers conducted 138 patrols in and around the villages and IDP camps.


UNAMID Loses Police Adviser

A Police Adviser serving with the AU-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) died earlier today, following a short illness. The Officer arrived in Darfur on 17 May and was deployed in Tawilla town in North Darfur.


Particulars of the deceased are being withheld at the moment pending notification of next of kin.



French Delegation visits UNAMID Headquarters

A French delegation led by the Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Parliamentary group of French-Sudanese friendship Mr. Serge Janquin and accompanied by another member of Parliament, Patrick Labaune, as well as the French Ambassador to Sudan Mr. Patrick Nicoloso, today paid a visit to UNAMID Headquarters in El Fasher.


The delegation was received by UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, who briefed them on the work of UNAMID and the general security situation in Darfur, which he described as “calm but unpredictable.” He told the visiting delegation that UNAMID was able, despite the challenges it is facing, to be relevant on the ground and enjoy the trust and confidence of all parties. Mr. Adada appealed to France and the international community as a whole, to do everything possible to push forward the peace process, stressing that UNAMID will continue its endeavors on the ground to reduce violence, protect civilians, in particular the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and create an environment conducive to the success of the peace process.


The French delegation visited earlier Chad, Qatar, and Addis Ababa where they met Chadian and Qatari officials as well as the Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur, Mr. Djibril Bassole, and the African Union Commission Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping. The aim of this tour is to prepare a report on the situation in Darfur to be submitted to French National Assembly in October 2009.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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