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English  |  العربية 08:12:43, Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015
 
 Photo of the Day
UNAMID’s Sector North Police Commander, Brigadier-General Mohammad Baki, and the Director of Kabkabiya Police Station, Colonel Taj Eltayeb, discuss issues at the handover of a rehabilitated boundary wall, toilet facilities and a verandah for the Kabkabiya Police Station, North Darfur. The rehabilitation activity was part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme. Photo by Salah Mohammed, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
UNAMID peacekeepers recover ambushed World Food Programme personnel, vehicle
On 5 June 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers from South Africa rescued the driver of a World Food Programme (WFP) truck which was ambushed by unknown armed men aboard a gun-mounted vehicle 55 kilometers south-west of the Mission’s Team Site in Kutum
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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur
The Secretary-General is deeply gratified by the release today of two United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) contractors who were abducted in Zalingei, Central Darfur, Sudan, on 29 January.
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 News features
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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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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 Daily Activities
UNAMID Supports Universal Periodic Review Mechanism Workshop in Khartoum
On 17 June 2015, the Sudan National Commission for Human Rights, in collaboration with UNAMID’s Human Rights Section (HRS) organized a training workshop on engaging stakeholders in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism in Khartoum.
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UNAMID Organizes Horse Race for Peace in West Darfur
On 12 June 2015, more than 3,000 people from different localities in West Darfur came together for a day-long horse race organized by UNAMID in collaboration with the West Darfur State Equestrian Club and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth and Sports, West Darfur.
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UNAMID and Qatar sign MoU for payment of stipends to Cease Fire Commission Representatives
On 14 June 2015, UNAMID and the State of Qatar signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the release of $ 378,000, through the Qatar Development Fund, to facilitate the payment of stipends to the representatives of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan, the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) who are part of the Ceasefire Commission (CFC).
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