On 16 June 2016, UNAMID Water and Environmental Protection (WEP) Unit, in partnership with other Mission components and the local community commemorated jointly, the UN World Environment Day and World Day to Combat Desertification in Abubaker Elsadig Basic School at Hissahisa Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Central Darfur.
By Salah Mohammed, UNAMID
UNAMID’s Water and Environmental Protection (WEP) Unit works every day to implement innovative, sustainable environmental protection measures across Darfur. These initiatives are aimed at reducing and managing the risks associated with climate change across the region.
A mainstay of WEP’s environmental programme here includes greening initiatives which combat desertification and address the occurrence of droughts, floods and other extreme ecological imbalances.
In presenting the July 2014 issue of Voices of Darfur, I’m pleased to share with you the news that the magazine recently won an Award of Excellence in the annual APEX competition. APEX awards are based on graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Last year, the magazine won a Grand Award in the same annual competition.
UNAMID continues to support local mediation in North Darfur conflict situations
I’m pleased to introduce the May 2014 issue of Voices of Darfur, which, like other issues of Voices, contains news, features and interviews not only about unique aspects of life in Darfur but also about UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting peace in the region.
I’m pleased to introduce the November 2013 issue of Voices of Darfur, which, like other recent issues of Voices, contains news, features and interviews not only about unique aspects of life in Darfur but also about UNAMID’s ongoing efforts to facilitate lasting peace in the region.
IN THIS ISSUE November-December 2010 | vol 05
03 | October & November at a Glance
04 | A world in silence
07 | Local entrepeneur invests in water
08 | Getting ready for the big decision
10 | Residents of Kalma decide to pick up where they left off
12 | The ecological footprint of a plastic bags
13 | Women working for women
14 | Committed to achieving peace in Darfur
IN THIS ISSUE October 2010 | vol 04
03 September in a glance
04 Tawilla’s newly displaced population
06 Seasonal journey of the Baggara
07 IDPs speaking with one voice
08 Henna, the traditional body art
10 Combating climate change
12 Investing in safe child delivery
14 Promoting women’s rights
In this Issue
4| Protecting civilians: UNAMID’s top priority
5| UNAMID Indonesian Police Unit gains people’s trust
6| Nyala’s youth debate future
6| Keeping Darfur heritage alive
8| Making bricks, a community affair
10| The re-awakening of a village
11| High-tech blocks make quick impact
12| Having their say
12| Profiling Darfur’s women leaders
14| The Police Commissioner’s road trip