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08 Sept 2010 Security situation update

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The security situation in Tawilla area remains calm but unpredictable. On 7 September, a UNAMID on its way from El Fasher to Tarabat was stopped by a Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) convoy and were informed by the commanding officer not to return before two days due to ongoing SAF operations in the area.

No other significant incidents were reported during the past 24 hours. UNAMID continues to conduct 24/7 patrols…

08 Sept 10 – IDP leaders discuss outcome of Doha documents

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Representatives of the Doha follow-up mechanism organized a workshop yesterday at Nyala University Peace Centre. Participants included leaders from 7 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in South Darfur. They discussed ways to actively contribute to the dissemination and implementation of the Doha I and II outcome communiqués.

This is the first of a series of 23 workshops…

Extraordinary/Preparatory Meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Khartoum, 08 September 2010 – The Tripartite Mechanism, comprising the United Nations, African Union and the Government of Sudan held a high level extraordinary preparatory meeting on 8 September 2010, in Khartoum.

The meeting was attended by the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Field Support, Ms. Susana Malcorra, African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Head of the African Union Liaison Office in Sudan, Ambassador Mahmoud Kane, and…

06 Sept 10 Security situation update

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The security situation remains tense following separate incidents over the weekend.

A further three inhabitants of the Hamadiya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Zalingei, West Darfur, have died as a result of injuries sustained during a firefight in the camp on 3 and 4 September. The development brings the number of fatalities to nine and injured to more than 20. UNAMID had intensified its presence throughout the area, including…

06 Sept 10 – UNAMID Deputy stresses peace, stability during holy month

Monday, September 6th, 2010

06 September 2010 – UNAMD Deputy Joint Special Representative Mohamed B. Yonis yesterday addressed local community leaders at a Ramadan Iftar dinner in Nyala, South Darfur. He stressed the importance of close working relations between the Mission and the Government authorities and people of Darfur in bringing peace and stability to the region…

05 Sept 10 Security situation update

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

The security situation remains tense following separate incidents over the weekend.

Shortly before midnight on 3 September, reports were received that a firefight broke out in the Hamadiya internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Zalingei, West Darfur. The shooting ceased at approximately 08:00 hours on 4 September. A UNAMID military team dispatched to assess the situation was told by IDP leaders that six of the inhabitants had been killed and…

02 Sept 10 – Focus groups discuss women’s issues

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

02 September 2010 – Over the period of 29 August to 1 September, UNAMID conducted several focus group discussions and interviews with key stakeholders as part of the 10-year impact study on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). The landmark document ensures that the promotion of women’s empowerment and gender equality form a central part of efforts to implement peacekeeping mandates.

The meetings, which were held in…

UNAMID JSR meets World Bank officials

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Khartoum, 01 September 2010 – The Joint Special Representative (JSR) of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, met yesterday in Khartoum with the World Bank Vice President for Africa, Ms. Obiageli Ezekwesili. Accompanying the Vice President were Mr. Collins Bruce, Operations Director; Mr. Alassane Sow, Sudan Country Manager; and, Mr. Abderrahim Fraiji, Senior Post Conflict Specialist.

Mr. Gambari briefed Ms. Ezekwesili on progress achieved…

31 Aug 10 Security situation update

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Three Russian aircrew members (two pilots and one navigator) who were abducted on 29 August 2010 in Nyala, South Darfur, were today safely released.

The situation in Kalma internally displaced persons (IDP) camp remains generally calm with UNAMID patrols reporting no shooting or arson over the past 24 hours.

The IDPs have appealed for food distribution to be extended to cover the entire camp. The market of the camp was…

31 Aug 10 – Kalma groups discuss reconciliation

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

31 August 2010 – On 30 August a UNAMID team met with several Kalma community leaders to discuss a means of reconciliation among opposing sides which led to violent incidents in the camp in July.

During the meeting the Mission called upon all camp leaders to reconcile their differences in the interest of the IDPs, to live in peace and receive humanitarian assistance…