On 19 February 2017, UNAMID handed over building and education materials to Mujamma Khalawi Li Takhfidzil Quran wal Dirosah School in El Geneina, West Darfur.
Items given included 80 roofing sheets for the school as well as stationery and books for 350 students. Some 300 students also received clothes.
The handover facilitated by UNAMID’s Indonesian peacekeepers falls within the Mission’s mandate to promote peace through education.
On 10 February 2017, UNAMID concluded a five-day first-aid training programme, attended by 36 participants in El Geneina, West Darfur. The programme was run by the Mission's Bangladeshi Medical Section and counted health workers, teachers from Krinding and Ardamata camps for the internally displaced as well as representatives of the Faculty of Health Science, El Geneina University, as participants. It aimed at enhancing participants' knowledge on first aid for common health conditions and medical emergencies.
A United Nations Integrated Assessment Team, led by UNAMID Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR)-Protection, Ms. Bintou Keita, travelled to Sortony, North Darfur from 29-31 January 2017 to conduct an on-the-ground assessment of the situation at the UNAMID Team Site, the adjacent IDP Gathering Site, and nearby Kube water point.
The Darfur Internal Dialogue and Consultations (DIDC) Follow up Mechanism (FUM) and UNAMID DIDC Secretariat recently concluded two DIDC conferences in Beida and Kulbus localities, West Darfur.
Provision of basic services, strengthening the native administration and implementing activities such as mobilizing people to promote a culture of peace, are some of recommendations drawn from the two conferences.
EL FASHER - The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) welcomes the renewed Command Order issued by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on 25 January 2017, prohibiting the recruitment and use of children in its ranks, along with other violations against children.
The Order instructs all members of JEM to continue to fully adhere to the international and local laws governing the protection of children in armed conflict and not to recruit or use child soldiers, not to associate with children, or allow children to voluntarily join.