Posted by: africanpressorganization | 22 July 2011

Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief



Darfur / UNAMID Media Brief


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 22, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNAMID Media Brief / 2011-07-22


UNAMID conducts air accident exercise

The smoke seen billowing from the old El Fasher airport at 920 a.m. Friday 22 July was an aircraft accident exercise conducted by the UNAMID Aviation Section and Sudan Civil Aviation Authorities. The objective was to test the UNAMID fire unit’s ability to organize response efforts in the case of an aircraft emergency, to review preparedness and to test equipment and fire extinguishing agents


The emergency workers lit a controlled fire of tires and extinguished it with a chemical spray from a UNAMID airport firefighting truck The main hose emits 6,000 litres of fluid per minute. The director of El Fasher Airport and the chief air controller were among the Sudanese officials participating in fire response exercise, the first of its kind at this airport in four years. Today’s event is one of a series of exercises testing all aspects of UNAMID’s emergency response plan.


UNAMID patrols

UNAMID military conducted 115 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 81 villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. UNAMID Police advisors conducted 126 patrols in villages and IDP camps.



United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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