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 Photo of the Day
On 31 July 2015 , UNAMID Acting Joint Special Representative, Mr. Abiodun Bashua, second from left, addresses the meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council in Addis Ababa on the situation in Darfur. UNAMID Photo.
 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 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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UNAMID celebrates Nelson Mandela Day
On 13 July 2015, more than one thousand school girls, teachers, community Leaders as well representatives from UNAMID and the Ministry of Education, North Darfur, gathered at the Al Taiba Secondary School for Girls in the Abu Shouk camp for the displaced near El Fasher, North Darfur, to celebrate the Nelson Mandela Day.
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UNAMID supports the rehabilitation of Lumbati Basic School, North Darfur
On 8 July 2015, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) and Child Protection Sections, in collaboration with local nongovernmental organization Friends of Peace and Development Organization (FPDO), Sudan Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC), as well as the Ministry of Education, North Darfur, officially launched the construction of three classrooms, one office and toilet facilities at the Lumbati Basic School in Kafoud, 65 kilometers north-east of El Fasher, North Darfur.
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