UNAMID hosts football tournament for peace in El Fasher, North Darfur
In continued efforts to promote peace through various intiatives in Darfur, UNAMID and its partners on 17 September 2018 organized a football tournament and musical concert in El Fasher, North Darfur.
The event was organized by the Mission’s Communications and Public Information Section (CPIS), in partnership with Al Mawrada Sport and Social club and Al Salam Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp football union as part of the “Together for Peace” campaign.
Speaking at the occasion, UNAMID representative, Jumbe Omari Jumbe, emphasized that peace is essential to achieving development, economic growth and prosperity for both communities and the nation as a whole.
Mr. Jumbe called on the people of Darfur to work together to achieve peace and sustainable development. He reiterated the Mission’s commitment to support the peace process in Darfur.
Mr. Mutwakil Ahmed, the Secretary General of Al Mawrada club, commended continued efforts by UNAMID to foster a culture of peace in Darfur through various initiatives, including sports tournaments. He encouraged continued cooperation and urged UNAMID to organize similar events in other parts of the region.
Mr. Amir Mohammed Abdallah, a representative from the organizing committee, noted the important contribution of sports towards promoting peace and strengthening relations among Darfuri communities. He expressed appreciation to UNAMID for supporting such initiatives.
Similar sentiments were expressed by Mr. Mawia Abdulraham, a representative of the National Federation of Sudanese Youth in North Darfur, who highlighted some of the joint initiatives that UNAMID and his organization have embarked on to promote peace through sports and cultural activities. He commended the Mission for its continued support to youths in Darfur.
“The tournament has provided an opportunity for people in Darfur to interact closely, particularly among IDPs. Such events help to nurture the culture of peace among communities,” said Mr. Mohamed Yahya, captain of the team from Al Salam IDP camp.