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English  |  العربية 06:41:54, Thursday, 28 May 2015
 
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A UNAMID peacekeeper is pictured in Tawila, North Darfur, where armed clashes early this year have led to a volatile security situation and displacement of innocent civilians. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
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UNAMID-UNCT meeting discusses strategic issues related to their collaboration in Darfur
El Fasher, 19 May 2015 - The revised UNAMID Protection of Civilians Strategy and the draft framework for ISF implementation, monitoring and reporting mechanism were among the main issues discussed at a coordination meeting between the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) held on 17 May, in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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UNAMID deplores the outbreak of violence between Ma’alia and Reziegat in East Darfur
El fasher, 12 May 2015- UNAMID strongly deplores the rapid deterioration of tensions between the Ma’alia and the Reziegat tribes into armed confrontations resulting in the death of dozens of fighters from both sides and the injury of many others. The Mission remains gravely concerned about the continued mobilization on both sides despite a temporary lull in the fighting.

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International Day for Mine Awareness: UNAMID Helps Maintain a Safe Environment
Mr. Mohammad Hassan Mohammad is among several deminers working in Darfur as an international contractor with The Development Initiative (TDI), an organization that provides commercial explosive remnants of war (ERW) clearance and remote logistics solutions in inaccessible and often hostile locations. In Darfur, TDI collaborates closely with UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office to ensure a safe environment for the local populations by clearing ERW in the region.
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World Water Day: UNAMID Rehabilitates Natural Water Sources
Water, perhaps one of the most precious resources in Darfur, is one of the key non-political drivers of the ongoing conflict across the region. Since agriculture forms the mainstay of the economy here, reduced rainfall in this region of Sudan has led to insufficient sources of water and heightened clashes between local communities, especially farmers and pastoralists, resulting in loss of life, property and, in some cases, large population displacements.
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 Daily Activities
The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan visits UNAMID

On 24 May 2015, the Ambassador of Japan to Sudan, HE Mr. Hideki Ito, paid a courtesy call to UNAMID’s Acting Joint Special Representative (AJSR), Abiodun Bashua, at the Mission’s Headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. 

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Two High-Level UN Human Rights Delegations Visit Darfur

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, visited Darfur consecutively from 18 to 21 May 2015 as part of their missions to Sudan.

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UNAMID Donates Women’s Clothing to the Displaced in Zalingei, Central Darfur

Zalingei, 19 May 2015 - UNAMID donated one hundred pieces of clothing to women at Taiba camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zalingei, Central Darfur, on 19 May. The event came as part of the Mission’s celebration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, observed annually on 29 May, and was attended by community leaders, IDPs and representatives of UNAMID.     

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