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 Photo story - Rains in Darfur
Heavy rains in El Fasher, North Darfur, affected the movements of people living here. Photo by Mohamad Almahady, UNAMID.
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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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UNAMID welcomes North Darfur tribal leaders’ commitment to end use of child soldiers
13 October 2014 — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur welcomed a community-based strategic plan to end the use of children as fighters in inter and intra ethnic clashes initiated by Sheikh Musa Hilal and endorsed by leaders from the Abbala, Beni Hussein, Fur, Tamma, Gimir and Awalad Janoub tribes in Kabkabiya, El Sereif, Saraf Umra, Al Waha and Jebel Si localities in North 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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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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 Daily Activities
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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UNAMID peacekeepers provide medical support to South Darfur prison
UNAMID peacekeepers from Nigeria in collaboration with the Rule of Law section conducted a one-day medical camp at Nyala prison in South Darfur to provide treatment and supply medicines to the inmates.
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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