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English  |  العربية 02:30:45, Sunday, 19 Apr 2015
 
 Photo of the Day
On 14 April 2015, Fatima Abass Hassan, a teacher at Mellit Technical School, displays various products created by participants of a course on sewing and embroidery. Some 150 youth have received training on various vocational skills in Mellit, North Darfur, as part of UNAMID's Community-based, Labour-intensive Projects programme. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
Working group for UNAMID’s exit strategy convenes
17 March 2015 – A joint working group composed of 16 Sudanese Government officials, 13 United Nations/UNAMID officials and 8 African Union officials met today to start preparations for drawing out a common strategy for UNAMID's eventual exit from Darfur. The meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Khartoum, was inaugurated by Acting Undersecretary for Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sana Hamad, AU Ambassador in Sudan Mahmoud Kane and General Adrian Foster, Deputy Military Adviser at UN Headquarters, who heads the UN team in the Joint Working Group.
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UNAMID Celebrates International Women’s Day
On 8 March 2015 , under the theme of “Empowering women, Empowering community” the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in collaboration with the North Darfur State’s Committee for Resolution 1325 on Women, and the Practical Action Organization celebrated the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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 News features
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
UNAMID Concludes Vocational Training Initiative in Mellit
As part of its efforts to build capacity among Darfuri youth, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section, on 14 April 2015, concluded a three-month vocational training initiative in Mellit, North Darfur.
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UNAMID Visits Voluntary Returnees in South Darfur
On 8 April 2015, as part of a series of visits to assess the situation of voluntary returnees in South Darfur, UNAMID’s Head of Office, Sector South, Imtiaz Hussain, accompanied by a joint team of engineers from the Nyala Water Corporation and Al-Salam Locality Water Corporation, visited Donki Dereisa village, located some 60 kilometres southwest of Nyala town.
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UNAMID Commemorates 21 Years of Genocide in Rwanda
On 7 April 2015, UNAMID’s Rwandan community organized an event commemorating 21 years of the genocide against the Tutsis in 1994 in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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