Posted by: africanpressorganization | 21 June 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief





Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief



EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, June 21, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Media Brief / 2011-06-20


New school completed for North Darfur disarmament programme

Residents of the village of Ararri, 45 km north of El Fasher in North Darfur, yesterday celebrated the reopening of their school, completed as part of a project supported by UNAMID’s disarmament programme.


Since conducting a disarmament mission in the region in 2009 in collaboration the North Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (NSDDR), UNAMID has backed several initiatives to develop the community’s water and education facilities. The Mission has since provided more than 100,000 liters of water to support the school’s construction.


The ceremony was attended by the State Minister for Education, regional directors of the NSDDRC, and representatives from UNICEF and UNAMID.


In January of 2011, nearly 100 children associated with armed movements were registered in a voluntary exercise El Fasher. Since July 2009, more than 1,000 children have been released by different armed movements in Darfur.


UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military conducted 134 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 97 villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.


UNAMID Police advisors conducted 117 patrols in villages and IDP camps.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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