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English  |  العربية 03:11:43, Thursday, 29 Jan 2015
 
 Photo story - CULTURE OF PEACE IN DARFUR
Members of the Zagawa tribe perform a traditional dance in a cultural festival organized by UNAMID in Tine, North Darfur, on 10 December 2014. The event, held under the theme “Darfur: Talk Peace Now”, brought together school students, internally displaced persons and many of those who have long been taking refuge in Chad. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID
 Press Releases
Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations process launched in El Fasher
25 January 2015 – The African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) facilitated today the launch of the Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) process at El Fasher University in North Darfur.
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UNAMID concerned over impact of fighting on civilian population in Darfur
22 January 2015 – Following clashes between armed opposition groups and the Sudanese Armed Forces in the East Jebel Marra area and north of Kutum over the past few weeks, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is concerned about the impact of the ongoing conflict on civilians. Newly displaced people arrived in several localities of North Darfur, mainly in Um Baru, Tawilla and Sortony as well as Nertiti in Central Darfur. UNAMID is working in coordination with the UN country team and other humanitarian actors to provide protection and assist in the distribution of urgent aid to the affected populations.
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UNAMID Acting Joint Special Representative visits West Darfur
African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative (AJSR), Mr. Abiodun Bashua, visited El Geneina, West Darfur, on 14-15 January to assess the security situation, the cooperation between the African Union -United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and local authorities and the humanitarian situation particularly the plight of internally displaced people (IDPs) concerns.
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 News features
Shaghayegh Shafieyan: A Volunteer with a Purpose
5 December 2014 - DDR Support Officer, Ms. Shaghayegh Shafieyan has been serving with UNAMID as a United Nations Volunteer for the past four years. She arrived in Darfur from her country the Islamic Republic of Iran in August 2010.
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A Symbol of Courage: Salah el-Din Hassan
3 December 2014 - Last year on International Day of People with Disabilities, UNAMID had spoken to a brave and enterprising blind student from Korma, North Darfur, Salah el-Din Abdurrahman Hassan, who shared his story about being born disabled in this conflict-torn region.
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 Daily Activities
DRA members attend workshop on Transitional Justice
On 21 and 22 January 2015, UNAMID’s Human Rights Section and the Justice Committee, Justice, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of the Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) jointly organized a two-day workshop in Khartoum on justice as a pillar of transitional justice mechanisms.
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Community leaders participate in forum on Early Warning System
On 18 January 2015, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs section organized an Early Warning System forum in the Mission’s base in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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UNAMID Organizes Human Rights Workshop in support of Sudan Universal Periodic Review submission

From 11-13 January 2015, the Human Rights Section of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in collaboration with the National Commission for Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organized a workshop, held in Khartoum, in preparation for the Government of Sudan’s next submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The UPR is a unique mechanism which reviews the human rights situation of all United Nations’ member states and invites relevant stakeholders to participate in the process. 

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UNAMID organized a cultural festival to promote peace in Mellit locality. The event attended by all tribes living the area where cultural dances and peace songs were presented. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.