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 Photo story - Life in Darfur
A boy is pictured in Kalma, South Darfur, working on a tract of land cultivated by a group of young Darfuris as part of the Livelihood and Food Security Programme sponsored by UNAMID’s DDR section. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
 Press Releases
Abiodun Bashua appointed as UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced on 17 September 2014 the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).
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Opening remarks by UNAMID Spokesperson Ashraf Eissa to the media in Khartoum
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Ibn Chambas briefs the AU Peace and Security Council on Darfur
Addis Ababa, 13 September 2014 - The AU-UN Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator for Darfur (JSR/JCM), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, briefed the African Union Peace and Security Council on Darfur in Addis Ababa, on 12 September 2014.
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UNAMID Continues to Assist Humanitarian Actors in Darfur

The decade-long conflict in Darfur has resulted in thousands of people being displaced from their homes and villages across the region. Most seek shelter in camps for the internally displaced; these camps lack basic amenities such as food, water, shelter and access to proper sanitation as well as healthcare. Humanitarian aid, thus, becomes a crucial need for the displaced populations.   

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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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 Daily Activities
UNAMID meets local leaders, urges reconciliation between feuding tribes in East Darfur
As part of ongoing efforts to diffuse tension between the Maalia and Reizeigat, UNAMID, World Food Programme, UNICEF and OCHA conducted an assessment visit to Adila locality in East Darfur on 16 September 2014 to assess the security situation. This is the first time that such a mission has been undertaken to the conflict area since clashes erupted between Maalia and Reizeigat in 2013.
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North Darfur youth graduate from UNAMID-sponsored training
About 150 youth from El Fasher Technical School graduated on 15 September 2014 from a three-month training programme in which they acquired vocational skills in nine different professional specializations including auto mechanics, general electric, building, packaging, welding, sewing, IT and food processing.
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UNAMID Force Commander meets community leaders in North Darfur towns
On 4 September 2014, UNAMID Force Commander, Lt. General Paul Ignace Mella, met with community leaders in El Serief and Kabkabiya localities, North Darfur to discuss security issues.
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On August 30 2014, some 500 Rwandese peacekeepers participated in a cleanliness drive and tree planting campaign organized by UNAMID in the Abu Shouk and Zam Zam camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), El Fasher, North Darfur. The activity included community members from both camps. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID
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