Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 March 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief





Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 7, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2011-03-07

Disposal of UXOs in North and West Darfur

A UNAMID Mine Action Team yesterday visited Kushiny area, 22 km southeast of Tawilla, North Darfur, to destroy UXOs (unexploded ordnance) which were dropped by Sudanese Armed Forces on 24 February. On 5 March, UNAMID’s Mine Action Team similarly disposed of an unexploded rocket in Meresa, 33 km southeast of Kulbus, West Darfur.

Humanitarian assessment mission to East Jebel Marra

An interagency mission, escorted by UNAMID, today left Nyala, South Darfur, for East Jebal Marra. The assessment mission, which will last several days, includes personnel of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health and UNAMID Humanitarian Liaison Office (HLO).

Human Rights expert visits North Darfur

The Independent Expert on the situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Justice Mohamed Chande Othman, arrived today in El Fasher, North Darfur, to assess the progress made by UNAMID and the Government of the Sudan in the defense and protection of Human Rights.  

Mr. Othman was welcomed by UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), Ibrahim Gambari, who expressed his commitment to the protection of Human Rights and highlighted that impunity is the main problem that affects them.

The Independent Expert was also briefed by Mission senior officials on the security and humanitarian situation in Darfur. He later met with representatives of the Abu Shouk internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp and Human Rights advocates.  

UNAMID Deputy Chief visits Forobaranga, West Darfur

UNAMID acting Deputy Joint Special Representative Ki-Doulaye Corentin yesterday visited Forobaranga, located approximately 150 km south of El Geneina, West Darfur, where he met with IDPs, local authorities and Mission personnel at the UNAMID’s team site.

Ki-Doulaye, accompanied by UNAMID senior officials, recognized the positive steps made by the peacekeepers in advancing the Mission’s mandate, particularly in supporting the development of local capacity and early recovery activities. The IDP leaders raised humanitarian concerns, including the lack of water and food, as well as the need for more health and education facilities.

UNAMID patrols
UNAMID military conducted 119 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 69 villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID police advisors conducted 122 patrols in villages and IDP camps.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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