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English  |  العربية 00:57:41, Friday, 29 May 2015
 
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On 28 May 2015, UNAMID peacekeepers stand in formation during the commemoration of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers at the Mission’s headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
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UNAMID-UNCT meeting discusses strategic issues related to their collaboration in Darfur
El Fasher, 19 May 2015 - The revised UNAMID Protection of Civilians Strategy and the draft framework for ISF implementation, monitoring and reporting mechanism were among the main issues discussed at a coordination meeting between the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) held on 17 May, in El Fasher, North Darfur.
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UNAMID deplores the outbreak of violence between Ma’alia and Reziegat in East Darfur
El fasher, 12 May 2015- UNAMID strongly deplores the rapid deterioration of tensions between the Ma’alia and the Reziegat tribes into armed confrontations resulting in the death of dozens of fighters from both sides and the injury of many others. The Mission remains gravely concerned about the continued mobilization on both sides despite a temporary lull in the fighting.

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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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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 Commemorates International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
On 28 May 2015, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) commemorated the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
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The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan visits UNAMID

On 24 May 2015, the Ambassador of Japan to Sudan, HE Mr. Hideki Ito, paid a courtesy call to UNAMID’s Acting Joint Special Representative (AJSR), Abiodun Bashua, at the Mission’s Headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur. 

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Two High-Level UN Human Rights Delegations Visit Darfur

The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo, and the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, visited Darfur consecutively from 18 to 21 May 2015 as part of their missions to Sudan.

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