SUDAN WATCH: UNAMID Sudan: Security situation in Darfur on 18 Jan 2010 - Japanese diplomats make familiarisation visit to Darfur

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

UNAMID Sudan: Security situation in Darfur on 18 Jan 2010 - Japanese diplomats make familiarisation visit to Darfur

Media brief from the United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Monday, January 18, 2010, El Fasher, Darfur, western Sudan /via APO:
Security situation in Darfur

The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm but unpredictable.

UNAMID military forces conducted 84 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 88 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

UNAMID police advisors also conducted 155 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

Japanese diplomats make familiarisation visit to Darfur

The Deputy Head of Mission of the Japanese Embassy, Mr. Yoichi Nakashima, and Second Secretary, Ms. Mayuko Okabe, arrived yesterday in El Fasher, North Darfur, beginning a five-day tour of the region, facilitated by UNAMID.

The visit aims at familiarizing the diplomats with the general situation in Darfur and enhancing their government’s support of the peace process. They met with UNAMID officials, representatives of civil society organisations and various political party leaders in an effort to gain a clearer picture of the political and humanitarian state of affairs.

Ahmed Rufai Abubaker, officer in charge of UNAMID’s Political Affairs Division, noted that “Japan is an important stakeholder in the collective effort to help the people of Darfur to solve its issues, and has been providing aid to the troubled region for several years.”

In the coming days, the two diplomats will also visit UNAMID’s regional office in Nyala, South Darfur.

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