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 Photo story - Recent Mass Displacements
On April 6, a displaced woman sits on a bed next to the remnants of her burnt house in Khor Abeche, South Darfur. Photo by Albert González Farran.
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UNAMID protects newly displaced in North and South Darfur
7 April 2014 - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is protecting newly internally displaced persons (IDPs) who gathered near the Mission’s base in Mellit, North Darfur, and is assisting the humanitarian community in delivering aid to them.
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UNAMID Head briefs UN Security Council on “alarming escalation of violence” in Darfur
On 3 April 2014, African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, briefed the members of the United Nations Security Council on what he described as “alarming escalation of violence” in Darfur over the past three months, which has resulted in over 215,000 civilians being displaced.
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Joint statement on Darfur by UNAMID Deputy JSR and UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan
27 March 2014 - Joint statement attributable to the UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative, Mr. Joseph Mutaboba, and the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Mr Ali Al-Za’tari, on increasing violence affecting civilians in Darfur and the growing constraints on the international community’s ability to help those affected.
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UN Radio Interview with UNAMID Joint Special Representative

The following is an interview conducted by UN Radio with Mr. Mohamad Ibn Chambas, the Joint Special Representative of the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The interview took place in April 2014 at UN headquarters in New York.

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International Day for Mine Awareness: Averting the Risks of Unexploded Ordnance
 4 April 2014 - While walking home on 5 July 2013, 14-year-old Kharsha from Zalingei, Central Darfur, picked up an object resembling a small pineapple. Arriving home, she handed it to her four-year-old brother Zakaria. Their mother, Hawaya, was preparing breakfast outside their home when she realized that her son was playing with a dangerous object. Despite her warning, he continued to fiddle with the device, which started emitting a sound. Hawaya quickly alerted other children in the area to move away, but the object exploded, injuring the entire family and leading to the death of her son two days later.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID Organizes Workshop on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
On 16 April 2014, UNAMID’s Conduct and Discipline Unit (CDU) organised a workshop on sexual exploitation and abuse at the University of El Fasher in El Fasher, North Darfur. The workshop was attended by more than 200 participants, mostly students and lawyers.
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UNAMID peacekeepers provide medical support to displaced community
As part of ongoing work to assist the local communities across Darfur, UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria provided medical care for more than 100 people from the Neem IDP camp in El Daein, East Darfur on 14 April.
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Radio Show Produced by Darfuri Children Officially Launches
On 15 April 2014 in El Fasher, North Darfur, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, officially launched Voices of Children, the first Darfuri radio programme made by children, for children. The programme, produced by six children from El Fasher and the Zam Zam and Abu Shouk camps for displaced people, is broadcast in a format designed to provide entertainment and information, and encourage the involvement of children in the peace process.
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On 9 April 2014, pottery artist Mohammed Ahmed Rashid makes pots in his house in El Fasher. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam.UNAMID
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