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 Photo story - Nelson Mandela Day
UNAMID leadership and children cut a cake at the commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day in Al Salam IDP camp, North Darfur. Photo by Albert González Farran
 Press Releases
IOM staff released in South Darfur
25 July 2014 A staff member with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. Felix Ngoma, who was abducted in Nyala, South Darfur, on 6 July 2014, was freed today after 20 days in captivity. More >>
Three humanitarian workers released in North Darfur
19 July 2014 – Three Sudanese humanitarian workers abducted in Kutum, North Darfur, on 18 June 2014, were freed today in the same locality after 32 days in captivity.
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UNAMID Head briefs AU Peace and Security Council on Darfur
Addis Ababa, 11 July 2014 —African Union-United Nations Joint Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur and Chief mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, briefed on 9 July the African Union; Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on the recent developments in Darfur, the mediation efforts and the implementation of the strategic review of UNAMID.
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UNAMID Protecting Civilians in Khor Abeche
As one example of UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to protect civilians across Darfur, the Mission has been working directly with the displaced community in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, to help ensure their safety. The residents of Khor Abeche had suffered a series of attacks by armed groups, forcing thousands of people either to flee the area altogether or to seek refuge near UNAMID’s base.
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World Environment Day: Toward a Greener Darfur
On the occasion of World Environment Day celebrated every year on June 5, the North Darfur Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), organised a photo exhibition highlighting the impact of waste management and promoting planting of more trees for a greener Sudan.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID commemorates Nelson Mandela Day
Every year, on 18 July, people around the world heed the call from the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of their time to helping others, as a way to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life. To join in the celebration, peacekeepers from the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) commemorated the day on 17 July 2014 at a primary school in Al Salaam camp for displaced people near El Fasher, North Darfur.
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South Darfur women learn to use fuel-efficient stoves
About 600 women from the Bilel locality of South Darfur received training on how to make fuel-efficient stoves. The training, facilitated by NGO Solar and Environment Organization for Sustainability and Development, was sponsored through UNAMID’s quick-impact projects (QIPs) programme.
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North Darfur school facility construction commences
On 14 July 2014, UNAMID officially kicked off the construction of an examination hall at Open University in El Fasher, North Darfur, as part of its community-based, labour-intensive projects (CLIPs) programme, a development-oriented undertaking facilitated by the Mission's Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) section. The hall is being constructed by implementing partner Third Star Charity Organization. When complete, it will accommodate more than 300 students, who will be able to take classes in vocational skills and other job programmes.
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Students in Al Nour Al Nasfia Basic School in El Fasher, North Darfur, attend a performance by actors from Al Musrahia drama group. For two days, five local drama groups, sponsored by UNAMID, performed shows in several schools in the city to raise awareness on road safety among children. Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID