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Mohamad Attaib Saleh, 14 years old originally from Tawila, is pictured in his classroom in Al Salam IDP camp. Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID
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Head of UNAMID addresses launch of Doha Document security arrangements in El Fasher
25 August 2014 – The security arrangements for integrating about 1,350  former combatants from Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)– Sudan into the Government of Sudan military and police apparatus were launched today in a ceremony in El Fasher, North Darfur. The exercise is one of the main provisions stipulated in Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD). 
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Head of UNAMID inspects peacekeepers in North Darfur
The Joint Special Representative of African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, paid a visit on 24 August to the Mission’s team sites in Um Baru and Tine, North Darfur, where he inspected the Senegalese peacekeepers newly deployed in the area.
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UNAMID Head engages Government, displaced leaders in South Darfur to defuse tension
21 August 2014 - The Head of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, visited Nyala, South Darfur, to defuse tension in the area following recent security operations carried out by State authorities in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and to coordinate with local authorities on tribal reconciliation and community development. During the two-day visit, Mr. Chambas met with Government authorities, IDP leaders and representatives of UN agencies operating in the state.
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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
Um Dukhun Commissioner visits UNAMID office in Zalingei
On 27 August 2014, Mr. Mohamed Awad, Commissioner of the Um Dukhun locality, Central Darfur, visited UNAMID headquarters in Zalingei and met with Mr. Enos Chuma, Acting Head of Office(HoO). The visit was targeted at discussing issues related to developmental projects in Um Dukhun.
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UNAMID Continues to Cooperate with Judicial Systems in Darfur

On 11 August 2014, UNAMID’s Rule of Law Section Chief, Ms. Francoise Simard, met with the judicial authorities in Nyala, South Darfur, to explore ways of cooperation in advancing issues related to rule of law.

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UNAMID supports education in West Darfur
On 5 August 2014, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) officially handed over three classrooms at the Al Riyadh primary school in El Geneina, West Darfur. The project, designed to improve the school facilities and provide a conducive learning environment, was constructed as part of the Mission’s quick impact projects (QIPs) and implemented by UNAMID Police in collaboration with a local nongovernmental organization, Islamic Relief Agency.
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