Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 April 2010

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief




Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 14, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-04-13

Security situation in Darfur
The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm, but unpredictable.

UNAMID military forces conducted 49 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 37 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

UNAMID police advisors also conducted 112 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

Update on missing peacekeepers
The four UNAMID peacekeepers who went missing on 12 April remain unaccounted for. UNAMID continues to work closely with the Government of the Sudan and local authorities in the search for the missing personnel.

JSR Gambari has today confirmed that the peacekeepers, two male and two female, are from South Africa and serve as police advisors.

Arab League election observers meet with UNAMID leadership
The head of the League of Arab States’ Elections Observation Mission, Ambassador Salah Halima, today paid a visit to UNAMID headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur, where he met with the Mission’s Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari and Deputy JSR Mohamed Yonis.

During the meeting with the JSR, Dr. Halima and his colleague, Nabila Goddi Mzali, discussed the ongoing elections and voiced hope that the process would be a success. Dr. Halima also thanked UNAMID for its logistical support to the Arab League’s mission in the region.

The Ambassador later joined a UNAMID patrol to the Abu Shouk and Al Salam Internally Displaced Persons camps.

The Arab League has sent an 8-member observer team to monitor the elections in the three Darfur states.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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