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Humanitarian, Protection Strategy Coordination

The Humanitarian, Protection Strategy Coordination Division (HPS) is UNAMID’s main link with the humanitarian community. The issues they work on range range from information-sharing to facilitation and support in the provision of humanitarian assistance. The division develops policies relating to the protection of civilians and facilitates the return of refugees and internally displaced persons. It is the custodian of UNAMID’s Protection of Civilian strategy.


HPS is the forefront of UNAMID’s actions to help Darfur make the transition from conflict to recovery and development. It supports the United Nations country team in recovery activities. It establishes and maintains dialogue and coordination between the UNAMID military and police components and the humanitarian community, ensuring the exchange of information about ongoing humanitarian and military activities and issues relating to their respective mandates, deployments and operations. It advocates for humanitarian issues throughout the peacekeeping mission. HPS is represented at the Joint Verification Mechanism, UN country team, donor meetings and other humanitarian fora vital to UNAMID operations.

Main activities

• Liaison and information exchange between UNAMID and the humanitarian community
• Development of policies relating to the protection of civilians
• Civil-Military liaison, including training, medical evacuations and facilitation of humanitarian escorts
• Monitoring welfare of IDPs in camps and support for their return and recovery
• Representation with donors
• Opening access to conflict-affected areas for humanitarian assistance (Operation Spring Basket, May-Aug 2011)
• Delivery of emergency humanitarian assistance
• Development of recovery activities in support of and in coordination with the UN Country Team
• Support for implementation of UNSCR 1325, 1820 and 1960 on gender-related issues
• Support for UNAMID’s HIV/AIDS programmes


 Humanitarian maps Minimize

Return population areas


The map covers the return areas in Darfur from the period up to November 2011. The number of returns indicated on the map represents the trends of return and not necessarily the actual figures of returns in the given location.

The figures comprises of both verified [highlighted in light brown] and unverified returns [highlighted in maroon] indicating the nature of the returning population highlighted in all colors. The return figures have been obtained from different sources most of them humanitarian aid agencies present in Darfur.

In brief the total number of returns reported  by agencies are  as follows, sector South 58,554, sector North 22,260,sector west 59,867, Zalinge 868, which leads to a total of 141,549 returns reported up to November 2011.

The map shows a total figure of 154,883 returns. The difference of 13,334 cases is based on unverified figures which are yet to be verified. This is due to the fact that some returns were verified but due to security, they were displaced. Others just decided to abandon return areas due to lack of services such as Hashaba

This is a UNAMID map designed for planning purposes and it is still under construction.



 Area Readiness for Recovery in Darfur


Color Code


Green: Ready for recovery
Security stable, no major clashes between the Goverment of Sudan (GoS) and armed movements. No major tribal conflict/strife for over one year

Yellow: Potential for recovery
No major clashes between GoS and armed movements. No significant presence of armed movements other than possible transiting. Occasional incidents of tribal conflict.

Red: Not ready for recovery
Significant clashes between GoS and armed movements. Areas controlled by the movements. Significant tribal conflict.







Operation Springbasket


Operation Springbasket was conceptualized within the framework of the UNAMID Protection of Civilians Strategy with the aim of expanding humanitarian access and improving delivery of humanitarian relief.

The Operation is a joint UNAMID - UN humanitarian community effort, with the ultimate goal of establishing permanent and safe access to remote and complex  areas.

The initial round of assessment has been successfully completed. UNAMID is waiting for feedback from OCHA to provide the schedule for aid deliveries by international agencies to all 10 localities visited and assessed by the international community through the initial phase of Operation Springbasket.