SUDAN WATCH: Security Situation in Darfur - Aug 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Security Situation in Darfur - Aug 17, 2009

Darfur/UNAMID Daily Media Brief
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 17, 2009/(APO)
Security Situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur is reported to be relatively calm. However, minor banditry activities and car-jacking were reported in North Darfur.

UNAMID military conducted a total of 168 patrols in and around villages and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. UNAMID police conducted a total of 136 patrols in and around the villages and camps.

South African Police arrive in Darfur

A total of 79 police officers from the South African police arrived in Darfur on 14 August, to join the AU-UN Mission in Darfur.

The officers arrived in El Fasher and will begin induction training before they are deployed across the region. When the deployment is completed, with these new arrivals, UNAMID now has more than half of its authorized strength of police advisers on the ground.

Source: United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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