SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID hands over land used by AU Mission in Sudan

Thursday, July 09, 2009

UNAMID hands over land used by AU Mission in Sudan

UNAMID - Daily Media Brief,
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, July 8, 2009 (via APO):
Security Situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur has been relatively calm.

UNAMID military conducted 89 patrols including confidence-building, escort patrols and nine night patrols covering 47 villages and IDP camps during the reporting period. UNAMID Police advisers conducted 137 patrols in and around the villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID hands over land used by African Union Mission in Sudan

UNAMID senior officials yesterday handed over to Sudanese Government officials in South Darfur the compound occupied by the former African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) until the transfer of authority from AMIS to UNAMID on 31 December 2007.

On behalf of the Mission, Senior Administrative Officer, Mr. Hassan Yusuf Mahmoud, expressed appreciation to the Government of Sudan, including the Ministry of Planning and General Utilities, for its cooperation with the Mission, in particular for providing land to the Mission.

He informed that the location will be used by the Nyala Technical College and the Women and Children Hospital.

The representative of the Sudanese Government, Mr. Elhadi Najm, expressed appreciation to UNAMID for its efforts and for its support to the peace process in Darfur. He reiterated the Government’s continued support and cooperation with the Mission to enable it to carry out its mandate, in accordance with the policies of the Government of Sudan for providing security and stability in Darfur.

UNAMID Military presents items to IDPs in South Darfur

UNAMID military in South Darfur yesterday gave food items to women and children of the Dereige internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp. They also provided educational assistance to ten orphans for the next two academic years. The children were also given food items and educational materials.

The ceremony was attended by senior military officials, police advisers and representatives of IDPs.
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