Posted by: africanpressorganization | 2 June 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief




Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, June 2, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Media Brief / 2011-06-01


Darfur Water conference appeals for donors

In preparation for the Darfur International Conference on Water for Sustainable Peace, set to take place in Khartoum from 27 to 28 June, 2011, a briefing for donors and media was held yesterday at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.


UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative for Operations and Management, Mohamed B. Yonis, accompanied by the UNICEF Representative for Sudan, Nils Kastberg, UNEP Sudan’s Program Manager, Robin Bovey, and the Head of a consortium of international NGOs operating in Sudan, Mark Simmons, explained the role of water as a potential instrument of peace in Darfur.


The presenters encouraged the international community to focus on the need for improved access to water resources and responses to climate changes in Darfur as a way of addressing the root cause of the conflict.

The aim of the international conference is to raise approximately 1.5 billion USD for water resource projects in Darfur.


UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military conducted 147 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 100 villages and internally displaced person (IDP) camps.


UNAMID police advisors conducted 103 patrols in villages and IDP camps.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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