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 / 2011-06-21

 

West Darfur native administration receives UNAMID support

More than 700 residents of West Darfur’s Sirba locality were yesterday joined by UNAMID’s regional leadership in marking the opening of the region’s new native administration headquarters.

 

The hall’s construction was funded by a UNAMID Quick Impact Project (QIP) to support the local leaders’ vital role in resolving conflicts and mediating peace among ethnic groups. “The role of traditional leaders in democratic governance,” said Dysane Dorani, the Mission’s regional Head of Office, adding that the facility would “promote communal integration and improve harmonious relationships through social meetings and activities among tribes in a warm conducive atmosphere.”

 

Native administration leaders in Darfur are often called on to arbitrate disagreements over land, domestic disputes, criminal cases and inter-tribal tensions.

 

Ms. Dorani also officially launched a two-day workshop by UNAMID for 120 community leaders on promoting democratic governance by increasing and strengthening their participation in the government processes at at all levels. The members included women’s groups, youth groups, religious leaders, internally displaced persons, trade unions, academics, political party members and other elected officials.

 

Compensation workshop kicks off in West Darfur

UNAMID launched a four-day training workshop yesterday for members of the West Darfur Compensations Commission in El Geneina.

 

The capacity-building training covered such issues as national laws and regulations on compensation relating to the Darfur conflict, precedents in other African countries, gender issues in compensation and the accountability of the commission’s employees.

 

UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military conducted 129 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 110 villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps.

 

UNAMID Police advisors conducted 114 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

 

SOURCE 

United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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