26 February 2008 – UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Mr. Rodolphe Adada, today visited the town of Silea in Western Darfur to personally assess the situation on the ground following recent attacks in the area.
3 March 2008 -- In an effort to strengthen cooperation and trust between the UN and the local police and population in Darfur, the UN Police working for UNAMID conducted the first confidence-building patrol in areas controlled by the Mini Minawi faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) in North
6 March 2008 -- "The Secretary-General welcomes the initiative to establish a group of “Friends of UNAMID” which will focus on supporting the deployment of the AU-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur.
9 March 2008 -- Knowing that the months from December through February can be cold, UNAMID troops donated their own warm clothes and blankets to the internally displaced people (IDPs) of Mallit, a small town north of the city of El Fasher in North Darfur.
A dusty road, partly tar, partly dirt; two government check-points where Sudanese soldiers appear familiar with the United Nations (UN) internal forms for movement of personnel; and an endless landscape of huts made out of wood and straw mats.
The dust road leading from Al Mazroob to Um Suona has been wiped away. It has been a year since the Government of Sudan, with the support of the local Ma’alia tribe, launched an offensive to recover the area from the Minni Minawi faction of the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA/MM).