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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
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Message from the Head of UNAMID on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr
On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend my best wishes to the people and Government of Sudan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak.
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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.
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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 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 Organizes Football Tournament in Darfur during Ramadan
UNAMID, in collaboration with the local ministries of Youth and Sport, launched the Ramadan Football Tournament in different parts of Darfur. The tournament brings together teams from different communities across the region and celebrates peaceful coexistence during the holy month of Ramadan. The month-long event is targeted at enhancing the role of sport in disseminating the culture of peace across the region; it concluded last Thursday in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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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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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