Press releases

  • 29 Dec 2019 - Zalingei, 29 December 2019- On 27 December 2019, an estimate of hundreds of residents, as well as individuals in uniform, entered the former UNAMID Sector South Headquarters (Super Camp) in Nyala, South Darfur, by breaching the perimeter fence. Former United Nations-owned assets were looted and the premises of the Super Camp were vandalized. The situation continued throughout the duration of 27 December and was still ongoing on 29 December 2019.  
  • Photo by Koné Mouroulaye, UNAMID

    12 Dec 2019 - Juba, South Sudan 10 December 2019; Under the auspices of the Government of South Sudan, the third round of peace negotiations between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the armed movements represented by the Sudan Revolution Front (SRF) and Sudan People Liberation Movements- North of Abdul Aziz Alhilu and Malik Agar were launched in Juba, South Sudan. UNAMID Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief mediator (JSR/JCM), Mr.
  • A warm welcome to you all, to this press conference that indeed marks quite an eventful period for UNAMID and Sudan. Let me start by expressing my appreciation to the media for consistently highlighting events in Darfur and keeping the region on the global agenda, while ensuring the community is kept abreast of developments on UNAMID’s work.

    20 Nov 2019 -  OPENING REMARKS BY UNAMID JOINT SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, JEREMIAH MAMABOLO, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD IN KHARTOUM (Wednesday, 20 November 2019; 11:30 hours; Marawi Hall, UNDP, Khartoum)   Greetings ladies and gentlemen,
  • UN Deputy Secretary General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, met with the Prime Minister of Sudan, Mr. Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum. Photo by Hamid Abdulsalam, UNAMID.

    31 Oct 2019 - From 26- 28 October 2019, The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, traveled to Sudan to discuss UN collaboration with Sudan, in particular issues related to economic development and involvement of women in the transition currently underway in the country. During her trip, she met with the Prime Minister of Sudan, other senior Government officials, civil society and women leaders in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
  • 18 Jul 2019 - On this day, we pay tribute to an extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality, and one of the most iconic and inspirational leaders of our time.  Nelson Mandela exemplified courage, compassion and commitment to freedom, peace and social justice.  He lived by these principles and was prepared to sacrifice his liberty and even his life for them. 
  • 01 Jul 2019 - Zalingei, 01 July 2019 - On 26 November 2017, UNAMID received information that one of its national civilian staff members was arrested and charged with sexual offences involving a 13-year-old girl.
  • 21 Jun 2019 - Khartoum, 21 June 2019 – The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Country Team in Sudan are deeply concerned about the looting and destruction of premises and property belonging to the World Vision and World Food Programme operating in Graida, South Darfur on 19 and 20 June and call on the Government of Sudan to take immediate corrective action to bring perpetrators of these incidents to book.
  • 13 Jun 2019 - Zalingei, 13 June 2019 –Following recent reports of fatalities and injuries in Deleij village, Central Darfur, the African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on 11 June, dispatched an integrated assessment mission to the area to verify these reports.
  • 30 May 2019 - Zalingei, 30 May 2019 – On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend greetings and best wishes to the people of Sudan on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr. Eid Mubarak. Eid al-Fitr is a time for forgiveness, kindness, and compassion. These qualities are the essence of Islam. Eid is a time of joy and celebration; a time to make peace with all neighbors, relatives and friends, and resolve differences.
  • 15 May 2019 - Zalingei, 15 May 2019- On 14 May 2019, the eve of UNAMID’s scheduled handover of its Sector West Headquarters in El Geneina, an unruly crowd forcefully intruded into the super camp, where they looted UN property and contingent-owned-equipment, vandalized premises and put the lives of UN staff and personnel at grave risk.