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 Photo story - The Women of Darfur
Ms. Kaltoum Yagoub, one of the only female shoemakers in Darfur, is pictured beside her car, bought from money she earned from her shoemaking business. Ms. Yagoub’s entrepreneurial abilities been recognized formally by the Sudanese Women’s General Association. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.
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UNAMID Acting Head participates in Darfur negotiations between Government & non-signatory movements
he African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative and Joint Chief Mediator a.i. for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua, participated in the opening session of the negotiations between the Government of Sudan and non-signatory Darfuri movements in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 23 November.
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Darfuri women discuss implementation of UNSCR 1325
More than 140 women representing the five states of Darfur participated in a Global Open Day forum on the UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 organized by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in El Fasher, North Darfur. The event that took place on 20 November 2014 was held under the theme “Women count for peace.”
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UNAMID Acting Head visits East and South Darfur states
The Acting Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and Joint Chief Mediator a.i., Abiodun Bashua, visited Nyala in South Darfur and El Daein in East Darfur from 18-20 November, as part of his regional tour to follow up on coordination and cooperation between the Mission and the states' authorities to achieve peace in Darfur.
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 News features
The Displaced Children of Darfur
Like thousands of other children in Darfur, 11-year-old Faiha Abdulgader and two of her siblings have spent all their lives in camps for internally displaced people (IDP). They were born in the Abu Shouk camp for displaced persons, located on the outskirts of El Fasher town in North Darfur. Her parents, along with innumerable other families, fled the Tawila area in North Darfur following the outbreak of the conflict in 2003.
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Enhancing the Protection of Women and Girls in Darfur
More than a decade since the fighting broke out, the situation in Darfur continues to be characterized by a lack of human security. Displaced women and girls are perceived to be at greater risk than other conflict-affected populations as their insecure living conditions render them susceptible to sexual and gender-based violence as well as physical assault, harassment, intimidation, extortion, and so forth.
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 Daily Activities
UNAMID Hands Over Multipurpose University Hall in North Darfur
On 27 November 2014, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) handed over a fully constructed multipurpose hall to the Open University of Sudan in El Fasher, North Darfur. The building was constructed as part of the Mission’s Community-based, Labour-intensive Projects (CLIPs) initiative implemented by the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section.
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UNAMID Constructs Youth Centres in West Darfur
On 24 November 2014, more than 80 students graduated from a six-month vocational training in carpentry, auto mechanics, generator-repair and welding. Additionally, UNAMID’s Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) Section also handed over two youth centres constructed as part of its Community-based Labour Intensive Projects (CLIPs),to local authorities.
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East Darfur Nomadic School Receives Educational Materials
On 18 November 2014, UNAMID and UNICEF presented school materials to Bekhela Elementary School in a nomadic community located some 105 kilometers south-east of El Daein town, East Darfur. The handover was conducted in the presence of Mr. Hammad Banani, Director, Nomadic Education, Ministry of Education, East Darfur and the local community. Items presented included desks and chairs, school bags and stationery. The activity was part of efforts to support education in the region.
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Faiha Abdulgader ,11, is pictured in the Abu Shouk camp for displaced persons, North Darfur. Faiha is one of thousands of children born in such camps across Darfur. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.