UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, accompanied by Amy Martin, UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Darfur, and Major-General Fida Hussain, Acting Force Commander, UNAMID, visited the victims of the recent fire at Korma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs), North Darfur, on 15 June 2017. The fire occurred on 9 June and destroyed some 700 homes; five displaced persons were killed as well.
El Fasher, 1 June 2017 — On 31 May 2017, a military peacekeeper from the African Union–United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) was killed by an unidentified group in a carjacking incident in Nyala, South Darfur State.
UNAMID strongly condemns this attack, which constitutes a violation of international law.
The incident has been reported to the relevant Sudanese authorities. UNAMID calls on the Government of Sudan to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
EL FASHER - Dispute settlement was the focus of a UNAMID-supported workshop for Sudan rural courts judges and officials that took place recently in El Fasher, North Darfur.
The three-day workshop involved more than 20 participants -- district and rural court judges, along with senior court staff -- from various localities in North Darfur. One of the key aims was to enhance the capacity of rural court judges to mediate inter-communal conflicts in their communities.
KABKABIYA – A reconciliation conference to resolve an impasse between local communities was held with UNAMID support in Kabkabiya, North Darfur on 24 May 2017.
The meeting aimed to resolve a dispute between a group of Nomads within the Sortony-Kube area and internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the Sortony gathering site that dates back to May 2016 and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries.
EL FASHER – Women journalists from across Darfur took part in a ‘Safety in Conflict Zones’ workshop in El Fasher recently, supported in part by UNAMID.
The three-day workshop involved 16 Darfur-based women journalists, along with eight female UNAMID public information staff.