Posted by: africanpressorganization | 28 July 2010

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief





Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 28, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-07-27

Security situation update
Two aid workers from the German government’s disaster relief organization, Technisches Hilfswerk (THW), have been released after 35 days in captivity. They were picked up safely today near Kabkabiya, North Darfur, by a UNAMID helicopter and taken to Nyala, South Darfur. Both are reportedly in good health.

In Kalma Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, five IDP sheikhs (leaders) who fled to UNAMID’s local police center on 25 July remain in the Mission’s facility at the camp. They had sought refuge after allegedly receiving threats for opposing the Doha negotiations.

Tensions are high in the camp after fighting broke out on 24 July between IDP representatives who attended the latest round of Doha talks and those who did not participate. One person was injured, but no fatalities were reported. Two suspects were also arrested by the Sudanese authorities for the attempted assault of a sheikh who attended the conference.

UNAMID has increased its presence in the camp and is working with community leaders and local authorities to help resolve the situation.

UNAMID patrols
UNAMID military forces conducted 81 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 76 villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID police advisors conducted 128 patrols in villages and IDP camps.


United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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