SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID: Security situation in Darfur April 13, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

UNAMID: Security situation in Darfur April 13, 2009

From United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, April 13, 2009 via APO
Daily Media Brief

Security Situation in Darfur
During the past 72 hours, the security situation in Darfur was reported to be relatively calm; however, car-jacking incidents and banditry activities continue to occur in most parts of North and West Darfur.

UNAMID Military and Police continue to conduct their regular patrols and activities throughout the region. The military component conducted 22 confidence-building patrols, 15 escort patrols, six night patrols and one investigation patrol covering 45 villages/camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). The police component conducted a total of 96 patrols in and around the villages and IDP camps.

Human Rights Forum to kick off in West Darfur

The second regular meeting of the Darfur Human Rights Forum will be held tomorrow in the West Darfur state capital of El Geneina. This one-day forum will bring together officials from the Government of Sudan at the local and national level; members of the Advisory Council on Human Rights (ACHR), also representing the Government; members of the diplomatic community; the African Union; UNAMID and United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) Human Rights officials. It will also include participants from the Darfur State Committees on Combating Violence against Women and Children.

The purpose of the Forum is to promote transparent and constructive dialogue on human rights issues between the Government of Sudan and UNAMID. It will also form part of the ongoing efforts by UNAMID to support the Government in the discharge of its responsibilities in the promotion and protection of human rights.

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