Posted by: africanpressorganization | 7 July 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief


Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief


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



UNAMID JSR officially opens Mission hospital in North Darfur

UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari today opened a level II hospital built and operated by the Mongolian contingent in Kabkabiya, North Darfur.


This is the first Mongolian hospital to be built outside of Mongolia, or on a UN peace operation. The hospital is intended to serve UN personnel in the region but since it began operation in March, forty per cent of its patients have been local Darfuris. It provides emergency care, dental services, pharmaceutical services and other forms of treatment.


“This hospital contributes to the stability of the area because it is not only for UNAMID staff, but it will also serve the community at no cost,” said JSR Gambari.


A total of 68 Mongolian troops are currently serving in UNAMID.



Platform on planning and budgeting begins in West Darfur

UNAMID organized a five day session for local governmental authorities, representatives from the transitional Darfur regional authority, civil society representatives and non-governmental organizations to facilitate an effective and inclusive discussion that will focus on dialogue on planning and budgeting processes.


The session is aimed at fostering responsible leadership among local government and civil society to enhance prospects of effective and inclusive governance at the local level. The workshop will also serve as a platform to determine some strategies to promote effective and inclusive governance in their locality through proper planning and budget allocation to ensure distribution of resources for development in their communities.


The dialogue will also offer an opportunity for the stakeholders to share ideas on the best practical way of taking part in building effective and inclusive governance for peace, conflict resolution, and development in Darfur through planning and budgeting. It will also serve as a platform for the participants to determine an inclusive participatory mechanism for how best they can put their collective ideas together.



UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military conducted 146 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 91 villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. UNAMID Police advisors conducted 102 patrols in villages and IDP camps.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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