Posted by: APO | 16 June 2010

Darfur / Sudan / UNAMID Daily Media Brief, 2010-06-16

 

Darfur / Sudan / UNAMID Daily Media Brief, 2010-06-16

 

KARTHUM, Sudan, June 16, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief, 2010-06-16:

Security situation in Darfur

UNAMID confirms ongoing clashes southwest of the town of Zalingei in West Darfur. UNAMID reports indicate that the fighting began yesterday morning between the Misserya and Mahadi tribes in Taringa village, located approximately 77km from Zalingei. The number of confirmed fatalities and injured, as well as the cause behind the recent hostilities, has yet to be determined.

 

No other significant items have been reported over the past 24 hours.

 

Drought may add another blow to troubled region

An expected further lack of rainfall in North Darfur will likely lead to significant food and water shortages throughout the region, this according to UNAMID’s Humanitarian Liaison Office. Compounding to the situation, the areas have faced recent massive displacements, as well as on-going fighting between armed movements and Sudanese forces in the El Taweisha area and stretching through to the East Jebel Mara region of South Darfur.

 

In addressing the influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the region, UNAMID will begin supplying water to an estimated 10,000 new arrivals at the Zamzam IDP camp, located on the outskirts of El Fasher town, North Darfur. The response comes following a request by the UN Country Team.

 

Ghanaian Police advisors recognized for service

A total of 249 Ghanaian police advisors serving with UNAMID today received peacekeeping medals in recognition of their commitment, professionalism, and dedication. Acting Police Commissioner, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, who presided over the event, commended the officers for their contribution to peace and stability in Darfur and service to humanity.

 

Ghana has participated in several regional, international and UN peacekeeping missions and currently represents the largest police contributing country to the Mission, with 372 officers including 84 female police deployed throughout the region.

 

UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military forces conducted 99 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night, and humanitarian escort patrols, covering 101 villages and IDP camps during the reporting period.

 

UNAMID police advisors conducted 140 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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