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 Photo of the Day
On 30 July 2015, UNAMID's Peacekeepers together with students of the Ardamata High Secondary School in El Geneina, West Darfur, participated in a cleaning and tree planting campaign at the school premises. UNAMID organized the campaign in collaboration with the West Darfur State Ministry of Education on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day. Photo by Muntasir Sharafadin, UNAMID
 Press Releases
UNAMID National Staff released in Central Darfur
El Fasher, 26 July 2015--A UNAMID Civil Affairs Officer, abducted in Nertiti, Central Darfur, was freed today at around 14:15 p.m. after 5 days in captivity.
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UNAMID peacekeepers repel attacks on patrol team in North Darfur

On 15 July, unidentified armed men aboard a gun-mounted vehicle opened fire on a UNAMID patrol team between Bowa and Turmes villages, 18 kilometers north-west of the Mission’s team site in Kutum, North Darfur.

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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 Hands over Developmental Projects to Community in Shagra North Darfur
On 29 July 2015, UNAMID’s Protection of Civilian and Humanitarian Liaison Section handed over two Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) consisted of two new classrooms, an office and latrines to the Shagra Secondary School for Girls, and the installation of a water supply connection to the areas of Shagra Hilat Abu Baker and Shagra Hilat Musa, located approximately 15 kilometres west of El Fasher, North Darfur.
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UNAMID Supports Rehabilitation of El Hamra School in Kutum, North Darfur
On 23 July 2015, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) officially handed over a fully constructed 240-meter boundary wall around Elhamra Basic School for girls in Kutum, North Darfur, to the school administration in the presence of Kutum Locality Education Manager, Mr Issa Abdallah, King of Kutum, Mr Fathi Mohammed, community leaders, teachers and UNAMID Staff.
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UNAMID hosts Ramadan Cup football tournament in El Fasher, North Darfur
On 14 July 2015, the UNAMID, in collaboration with the Althoura South Youth Association, organized the Ramadan Cup football tournament for peace in the Al Wihda football arena, El Fasher, North Darfur.
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