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English  |  العربية 10:38:31, Sunday, 26 Oct 2014
 
 Photo story - Rains in Darfur
Two young children are pictured in the midst of a flooded street at the El Fasher Main Market. Most roads have been waterlogged and damaged on account of heavy showers in El Fasher, North Darfur. Photo by Mohamad Almahady , UNAMID.
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UNAMID celebrates UN Day
El Fasher, 22 October 2014– The African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), UN agencies, Sudan government officials and hundreds of the people of Darfur gathered at Al Zubier Stadium in El Fasher, North Darfur, to celebrate the United Nations Day.
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UNAMID mourns fallen colleagues
On 19 October UNAMID paid its last respects to the three Ethiopian peacekeepers who lost their lives in an attack by an unidentified group near Korma, North Darfur, on 16 October. 
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Three UNAMID peacekeepers killed in North Darfur
Two military personnel of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur were killed and one seriously injured on 16 October in Korma, North Darfur, by a group of unidentified armed men. The injured soldier later succumbed to his wounds and died in El Fasher.
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 News features
"UNAMID’s successes often overlooked" – Interview with Outgoing JSR Mohamed Ibn Chambas
The outgoing Head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, speaks in an interview about UNAMID’s significant achievements in the implementation of the Mission’s core mandate: the protection of the civilians in Darfur.
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Providing education for Central Darfur’s deaf community
Anour Mohammed Anour, a 55-year-old, is one of the oldest students enrolled at the Centre for the Deaf in Zalingei, Central Darfur. The centre is the only facility of its kind providing formal education for deaf students in the area. The students are taught how to write and use sign language in an enabling learning atmosphere. They come from nearby camps for internally displaced persons as well as from Zalingei town and surrounding villages. The centre first began its activities with only seven students and over the time that number has risen to more than 60 students.
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 Daily Activities
Campaign for peaceful harvest concludes in West Darfur
On 16 October 2014, UNAMID Civil Affairs Section concluded a peace campaign aimed at addressing potential conflicts between farmers and pastoralists at the Aish Barra Administrative Unit in El Geneina, West Darfur.
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UNAMID Police refurbish healthcare centre in North Darfur locality
On 8 October 2014, as part of efforts to support local communities in the region, UNAMID Police Women’s Network completed the renovation of a maternity ward at Um Kadada Rural Hospital in North Darfur.
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South Darfur women discuss implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
As part of global open days on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, UNAMID’s Gender Advisory Section organized a one-day forum for women on 29 September 2014 in Nyala to identify the priorities, concerns and needs of women in South Darfur. The session brought together more than 60 women representatives from the Darfur Regional Authority, the South Darfur Legislative Council, traditional women leaders and members of the state committee on UNSCR 1325.
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11 October is celebrated annually as International Day of the Girl Child. Pictured here are students attending the opening ceremony of two new classrooms for a secondary school for displaced girls at Zam Zam camp, North Darfur. Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID