On 5 December 2017, hundreds of students, teachers, community leaders as well as government officials, UNDP representatives and UNAMID staff jointly commemorated the International Volunteer Day and World Soil Day.
The event, collaboratively organized by UNAMID and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), was held at Abu Shouk camp for internally displaced persons in El Fasher, North Darfur.
By Emeka Nwadike
In support of the disabled community, specially the victims of explosive remnants of war (ERW) accidents, UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) constructed and equipped five vocational centers across all Darfur states.
The project, which began in October 2015, is aimed at developing the capacities of persons with disabilities and providing them with income-generating activities.
El Fasher, 28 November 2017 - On 26 November 2017, UNAMID received information that one of its civilian staff has been arrested and charged with sexual offences involving a minor.
On 23 November 2017, UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, visited Nyala, South Darfur, where he met the Wali of South Darfur, Adam El Faki. Following their meeting, JSR Mamabolo and Wali El Faki jointly announced their agreement to form a tripartite weapons collection committee for South Darfur state. To be comprised of representatives from the Government of Sudan, UNAMID and internally displaced persons’ leaders, the initiative hopes to ensure a peaceful arms collection across the state
GENEVA (21 November 2017) – A report by the UN Human Rights Office and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on the Sudanese Government to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to reintegrate into host communities.