Posted by: africanpressorganization | 30 March 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief





Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 30, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2011-03-30

Child shot in IDP camp
An infant was shot on the evening of 28 March at the Hamidya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, located just outside of Zalingei in West Darfur.  

The injured child was taken to UNAMID’s nearby community policing centre for medical assistance, where she passed away despite efforts to save her life.

A Mission team was sent yesterday to investigate the incident. No further details are yet available.

Mission patrol prevented from duties in North Darfur
A UNAMID patrol travelling yesterday to Goba, a village located 17 kilometres northeast of Kutum, North Darfur, to verify unconfirmed reports of tribal fighting in the area, was prevented from reaching its destination by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF).

After stopping the patrol, SAF troops questioned the peacekeepers and asserted that they could not continue without obtaining permission from Kutum’s Police Commissioner. Despite multiple attempts to gain passage, UNAMID convoy was denied to proceed further.

Talks were later held with the Police Commissioner and the SAF local commander in Kutum, and a new verification patrol was dispatched today.  

UNAMID patrols
UNAMID military conducted 155 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 83 villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID police advisors conducted 120 patrols in villages and IDP camps.  



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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