FOROBARANGA, WEST DARFUR - Thousands of people from Forobaranga, West Darfur, gathered to mark a milestone in the safety of their community this week. In an event on 24 April, UNAMID and the National Mine Action Centre joined with locals in Forobaranga town to celebrate the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from all registered contaminated areas in the locality. Participants also welcomed a pilot survey aimed at ensuring the area is kept free of residual ERW and UXO.
By EMEKA NWADIKE
Upon the request of the community residing in Umdam village, North Darfur, located some 60 kilometres from the state capital, El Fasher, UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) carried out an Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) clearance in the area.
KHARTOUM, 04 April 2017 - The Government of Sudan and the United Nations this week agreed to extend for six months the Action Plan for the Protection of Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.
TINE – The importance of combatting gender-based violence was highlighted at a joint Ministry of Social Affairs-UNAMID workshop in Tine locality, North Darfur.
Around 100 people took part in the one-day training on 26 March, including representatives of the Natives Administration, midwifes, teachers, housewives and youth. Participants focused on combating gender-based violence and the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women Peace and Security.
EL FASHER – Hundreds of people gathered in El Fasher, North Darfur to mark World Water Day at a UNAMID-supported event held at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Participants at the 22 March event included the Minister of Culture and Environment, North Darfur, Hamza Abass Khalil, government officials, community leaders, Sheikhs, Omdas (tribal leaders), women and youth groups, along with UNAMID staff.