Posted by: africanpressorganization | 8 March 2010

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief

 


 

 

 

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief

 

 

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 8, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-03-07


Security situation in Darfur


The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm but unpredictable.

UNAMID military forces conducted 114 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 76 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.


UNAMID police advisors also conducted 108 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID-funded Scout building inaugurated in South Darfur


On Thursday 04 March, UNAMID helped celebrate the inauguration of the newly-built facilities of the Nyala Scouts Organisation in South Darfur, which were funded as a UNAMID Quick Impact Project (QIP). According to the administrative officer in Nyala Scouts, the UNAMID funded project will be used for public meetings, training courses, lectures and include a basket ball field.

UNAMID Civil Affairs was joined in the festivities by the State’s Ministers of Youth, Sport and Tourism and the Director-General of the State Ministry of Education, who expressed gratitude for the Mission’s continued support of the local community. They emphasized the importance of youth activity in bringing up generations with the values of peace, unity and humanity.

A considerable number of Nyala’s residents turned out in support, as well as scouts from 14 schools throughout in the state.

The new buildings comprise the first stage of the QIPs, the remainder of which is slated for completion within the next few months.

UNAMID begins disseminating framework agreement to communities in South Darfur


This month, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs component in Nyala, South Darfur, has embarked on a series of working visits to some of the region’s most remote areas to raise awareness about the recently-signed framework agreement between the Government of Sudan and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in Doha.

The teams visited several towns and villages, were they briefed the local communities on key points of the agreement and distributed copies of the document. The community representatives expressed appreciation for the Mission’s support, while stressing that the issue of insecurity remains one of the major challenges in the area.

These missions also provide UNAMID with an opportunity to gain a clearer picture of the various requirements of these populations in terms of healthcare, education, water and sanitation. The information gathered will help the Civil Affairs section to plan a number of Quick Impact Projects which will help to improve their conditions.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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