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English  |  العربية 21:52:01, Sunday, 14 Feb 2016
 
 Photo of the Day
On the occasion of World Radio Day, commemorated globally on 13 February, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, stated that for people in shattered societies, or caught in catastrophe, radio brings lifesaving information. In the picture, a Darfuri woman checks her wind-up radio. To commemorate the day, UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Section (CPIS), distributed dozens of wind-up radios to displaced people in El Fasher, North Darfur, and Zalingei, Central Darfur. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
UNAMID protects and assists growing number of displaced in North and Central Darfur
The number of civilians seeking refuge in the vicinity of UNAMID’s Sortoni team site, North Darfur, has increased to 14,770, including 1,493 men, 4,097 women and 9,180 children. These figures represent more than 52 per cent increase in just 24 hours which has, reportedly, been caused by intensified aerial bombings carried out during the afternoon of 25 January 2016.
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UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping, Hervé Ladsous, updates the Security Council on Darfur
25 January 2016 – Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today informed the UN Security Council.
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 News features
International Volunteer Day Clean-Up Campaign at Abu Shouk Camp

 
By Stuart Moran

On 12 December 2015, youth volunteers carried out a clean-up campaign at Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El Fasher, North Darfur. The clean-up activities started early in the morning as participants from UNAMID and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in El Fasher joined hundreds of local youth volunteers from the Abu Shouk Youth Union and local nongovernmental organizations.

This community outreach activity was organized by UN Volunteers in partnership with UNAMID, UNDP, and the Abu Shouk Youth Union as part of Darfur environmental awareness activities associated with International Volunteer Day.  
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World Environment Day: UNAMID Focused On Protecting the Environment in Darfur
While environmental factors are rarely considered to be the sole cause of conflict, competition over natural resources can, often, become a significant driver of serious clashes. According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in the past 60 years, at least 40 per cent of all intrastate conflicts have a link to natural resources, and that this link doubles the risk of a conflict escalation.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID DJSR visits newly displaced in Sortoni and Kabkabiya, north Darfur
From 7-9 February, 2016, a UNAMID delegation headed by the Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR) Ms. Bintou Keita, accompanied by the Mission’s Force Chief of Staff, Brig. General Karim Suharna and the Acting Chief of its Humanitarian Liaison Section, Zurab Alzarov, embarked on a needs assessment tour to the Mission’s Team Site in Sortoni, central Darfur. The area has witnessed an influx of newly displaced persons fleeing from the ongoing fighting in neighbouring Jebel Marra.
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UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit Organizes a Workshop

UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit, in collaboration with the Centre for Peace Development and Human Rights in El fasher, north Darfur on 9 February, organized a one-day workshop under the theme: “Establishment of a youth network for combating violence against women in North Darfur state”.

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UNAMID Civil Affairs Organizes Workshop on Peace in Timan Village, Sector South

On 2 February 2016, UNAMID Civil Affairs Section, Sector south, organized a one-day workshop on peace and conflict management for farmers and nomads in the voluntary-return area of Timan village, about 40 kilometers north of Nyala. 

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