SUDAN WATCH: Security situation in Darfur 11 March 2010 - UNAMID brings together leaders in South Darfur on Doha Declaration

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Security situation in Darfur 11 March 2010 - UNAMID brings together leaders in South Darfur on Doha Declaration

EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 11, 2010/APO
UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-03-11
Security situation in Darfur
The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm. UNAMID is continuing to monitor developments in and around Jebel Marra, and is intensifying patrols of the surrounding areas, especially in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

UNAMID military forces conducted 115 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 109 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

UNAMID police advisors also conducted 117 patrols in villages and IDP camps

UNAMID brings together leaders in South Darfur on Doha Declaration
Today witnessed a gathering of 140 female community leaders from all over the state at Nyala University in South Darfur to review issues brought up by Darfur civil society organizations in Doha.

This is one of several working sessions organized by UNAMID’s substantive components aimed at providing a platform for community leaders and government officials to exchange views on the Doha declaration.

Among the many topics covered were power-sharing, compensation, land issues and security arrangements. The participants are expected to come up with a number of recommendations on these issues by the end of the two-day session.

This comes in addition to a workshop held yesterday in collaboration with the Darfur-Darfur Dialogue and Consultation (DDDC) for a number of state government representatives, police officials and civil society leaders. Participants came together to discuss the declaration and pledge their support for the peace process.

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

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