On 28 February 2018, thousands of people from Kereinek, a locality in West Darfur, gathered to celebrate the declaration of all registered areas in the locality as free of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and unexploded ordnance (UXO). The project in Kereinek, initiated jointly by UNAMID’s Ordnance Disposal Office (ODO) and the National Mine Action Centre (NMAC), marks the second milestone in community safety and stabilization in the region, following the successful completion of a similar project in Forobaranga in 2017.
On 26 February 2018, hundreds of internally displaced persons, including community leaders, women and youth groups, as well as students attended a one-day cultural festival held at Zam Zam camp, near El Fasher, North Darfur.
The activity, organized under the theme “Together for Peace,” by UNAMID Communications and Public Information in partnership with the Zam Zam Camp Youth Union, included cultural performances, drama, peace songs and quiz competitions on the Mission’s mandate as well as its ongoing reconfiguration.
Some 30 rural court judges from various localities in North Darfur participated in a two-day, UNAMID-supported training on court adjudication procedures held on 19-20 February 2018 in El Fasher.
The workshop was facilitated by the Mission’s Rule of Law section and aimed at disseminating the contents of a hand book for rural court judges developed jointly by UNAMID and the Sudan Judiciary,
(22 February 2018; 10:30 hours; Marawi Hall, UNDP Building, Gama’a Street)
Good morning ladies and gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our first meeting in 2018. Before I start the briefing, I’d like to highlight that our press/media colleagues play a significant role in building trust, giving hope and encouraging reconciliation amongst the parties to the ongoing conflict in Darfur.
El Daein, 13 February 2018: 19 women from Al Manara village in East Darfur participated in a two-day, UNAMID-supported training programme on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).
The activity aimed at educating participants about different forms of gender-based violence and raising their awareness that violence against women in any form is unacceptable. Furthermore, they were trained in methods that can be used to prevent such acts.