Category Archives: Darfur

Joint statement by the Spokespeople for the UN Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Darfur

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, condemn Monday’s attacks by armed groups on a Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp and the shooting at a nearby market in Sortoni, North Darfur. The attacks resulted in the killing of five people, including two children and the wounding of several individuals, including a peacekeeper from Ethiopia serving with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). Continue reading

اليوناميد تحمي المدنيين وتساعدُ النازحين في شمال ووسط دارفور بعد قصف جوي وحرق للقرى

Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

ارتفع عدد النازحين الذين لجأوا إلى المنطقة المحيطة بموقع بعثة اليوناميد الميداني بسرتوني، شمال دارفور ليصل إلى14,770 شخصا، من بينهم 1,493 رجلا و4,097 امرأة إضافة إلى 9,180 طفلا

وتُمثل هذه الأعداد زيادة نسبتها أكثر 52 بالمئة في ظرف 24 ساعة فقط بسب القصف الجوي المُكثف بعد ظهر 25 يناير 2016 . وفي 26 يناير، وصل فريق يضمُ برنامج الأغذية العالمي ومنظمات وطنية غير حكومية إلى قاعدة البعثة بسرتوني بهدف إجراء تحققٍ ومسحٍ سريعين لتقييم الاحتياجات الإنسانية

ووصلت ثلاث عشرة أسرة نزحت مؤخراً إلى معسكر رواندا للنازحين في طويلة، شمال دارفور، فأصبح بذلك عدد الذين نزحوا إلى هناك 3,264 شخصا، ويشمل هذا العدد معسكري رواندا وأرقو، فيما تقومُ منظمات الإغاثة بتوفيرِ المساعدات الإنسانية الضرورية للنازحين

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Darfur: UN expresses grave concern over new hostilities and impact on thousands of civilians

On 24 January 2016, officials from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) visited Anka and Umm Rai, North Darfur, and interacted with the displaced population who spoke about their concerns regarding the lack of food, shelter, water resources and medical facilities. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

On 24 January 2016, officials from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) visited Anka and Umm Rai, North Darfur, and interacted with the displaced population who spoke about their concerns regarding the lack of food, shelter, water resources and medical facilities. Photo: UNAMID/Hamid Abdulsalam

 

27 January 2016 – The United Nations today expressed grave concern over the impact of the ongoing hostilities in Darfur on thousands of civilians who have been forced to flee their homes amid the conflict that began two weeks ago.

Initial reports by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) indicate that about 19,000 civilians have fled into North Darfur state, and up to 15,000 into Central Darfur state, following fighting in the mountainous Jebel Marra region that straddles three Darfur states.

According to a statement issued by the Africa Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), these figures represent more than a 52 per cent increase in just 24 hours, reportedly caused by intensified aerial bombings carried out on Monday.

“The protection of civilians remains our paramount concern during conflict,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Marta Ruedas, in a separate statement.

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Amid military confrontation in Darfur, ‘limited’ progress on resolving conflict – UN peacekeeping chief

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

A displaced mother prepares food for her child outside the UNAMID base in Um Baru, North Darfur. UN Photo/Hamid Abdulsalam

25 January 2016 – Against the backdrop of renewed military confrontation, the political process to resolve the conflict in Darfur through dialogue remains fragmented with limited progress, the United Nations peacekeeping chief today informed the UN Security Council.

“Major armed movements and opposition parties continue to boycott the current national dialogue framework,” the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, told the 15-member body during a briefing on the situation in Sudan’s strife-torn region. Continue reading

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur

The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms the attack on 27 September against peacekeepers of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operations in Darfur (UNAMID) in which one South African peacekeeper died and four others were wounded after an exchange of fire. The attack took place near Mellit, North Darfur, while the peacekeepers were escorting a UNAMID logistics convoy. Continue reading

Security Council Statement on attack against African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on UNAMID (African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur) peacekeepers while accompanying a logistics convoy near Mellit, North Darfur, by a group of unidentified armed men on 27 September 2015. The attack resulted in the death of one South African peacekeeper and four other peacekeepers were injured, one of whom remains in a serious condition. Continue reading

Security Council extends UN-African Union operation in Darfur for another year

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UNAMID troops in East Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

29 June 2015 – Expressing deep concern at the “serious deterioration” in the security situation in Darfur, the Security Council has decided today to extend for one year, until 30 June 2016, the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in the Western region of Sudan. The mission, known by the acronym UNAMID, will consist of 15,845 military personnel, 1,583 police personnel and 13 formed police units of up to 140 personnel each, says a resolution adopted unanimously this morning by the 15-member Council. Continue reading

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Darfur

The Secretary-General is deeply gratified by the release today of two United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) contractors who were abducted in Zalingei, Central Darfur, Sudan, on 29 January.

The Secretary-General commends the efforts made by UNAMID and expresses his appreciation to the Governments of Sudan and Russia in securing their safe release.

He is relieved that the contractors will be able to reunite with their families and loved ones after 128 days in captivity.

The Secretary-General underscores the importance of UNAMID’s work for the people of Darfur and calls on the Government to launch a full investigation.

New York, 6 June 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman of the Secretary-General on Darfur

panThe Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent increase in attacks on peacekeepers serving in the African Union United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the limited cooperation provided by the Government of Sudan in addressing these incidents. The Secretary-General condemns the two successive attacks by unidentified armed groups that occurred in Kass, South Darfur, on 23 and 24 April. Six peacekeepers were wounded and four attackers killed when UNAMID troops returned fire in self-defence. The Secretary-General wishes the injured a speedy recovery. Continue reading

Displaced women turned entrepreneurs: UN Women supports income generation activities in North Darfur camps

2015-04-26 UNW-Photo Release-UN Women and Dar Salam launch IDP bakeries27 April 2015 – Fifty displaced women in North Darfur took a significant step towards financial stability and economic independence as UN Women launched two women-operated bakeries in North Darfur yesterday. The ceremony marked the successful end of a months-long programme designed to provide women living in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps with the means to earn a living in a safe environment.

The handover ceremony took place in El Fasher, North Darfur, where UN Women in collaboration with the Dar Salaam Women Development Society, presented the women with a generator, oven, freezers, display cases and other equipment and furnishings to establish and operate bakeries in Zamzam and Abushok IDP camps. Continue reading