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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