UNAMID Hands Over a Peace Centre in Abu Karinka, East Darfur
On 28 March 2016, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs Section, Sector East, handed over a peace centre to the Ma'alia Native Administration in Abu Karinka, East Darfur, in the presence of the locality commissioner, the Deputy Nazir (leader) of the Ma'alia, the Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, representatives from women's groups and youth unions and members of the local community.
The construction is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme designed to support the local population and cultivate the culture of peace through mediation, consultation and negotiations.
The Deputy Nazir of the Ma'alia, Ibrahim Bashir, stated that the project is the first of its kind in Abu Karinka and thanked UNAMID for its efforts to support peace and stability between the Ma'alia and the Rezeigat tribes.
In his remarks, the locality commissioner, Usman Gazim, commended the Mission for its initiative and pledged his office's commitment to increase support to the native administration and to work closely with UNAMID components for the local community.
The UNAMID representative, Tahir Cevik, reaffirmed the Mission's support to Darfuri communities through native administration and local authorities and reiterated the importance of peaceful dialogue as a foundation for intercommunal peace and development.