Posted by: APO | 12 July 2010

Security situation in Darfur

 

Security situation in Darfur

 

KARTHOUM, Soudan, July 12, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — After assessing security reports for the past month, UNAMID estimates the number of fatalities due to armed conflict and criminality in Darfur in June to be at 221. The majority of these deaths, nearly 140, are believed to be due to inter-tribal fighting between the Rizeigat and Nawaiba. However, no such fighting has been reported after the two tribes signed a peace accord on 28 June.

 

Meanwhile, the security situation in Darfur has been relatively calm but unpredictable in the past 24 hours.

 

 

IDP youth football tournament prepares to kick off

UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Division today presented leaders from three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps near El Fasher, North Darfur, with equipment and jerseys to outfit six teams competing in an inter-community youth football tournament.

 

The ceremony was presided over by the Head of UNAMID’s North Darfur Office, Mr. Hassan Gibril, who praised the IDP leaders for being “ambassadors of peace in (their) communities, and collaborating with UNAMID in the search for lasting peace and enduring security in Darfur.”

 

The competition was established to contribute to the development and empowerment of the region’s youth, encouraging them to eschew violence and channel their energy towards activities that unite communities, rather than divide them.

 

Thirty-six teams from Abu Shouk, Al Salam and Zamzam camps had participated in the preliminary level of the competition. Six teams, two from each camp, are now proceeding to the finals. The first match will take place on 13 July, with the two finalists competing for the cup on 18 July, Mandela Day.

 

 

UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military forces conducted 98 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 79 villages and (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

 

UNAMID police advisors conducted 116 patrols in villages and internally displaced persons camps.

 

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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