Monday, February 15, 2010

Security situation in Darfur Feb 15, 2010 - UNAMID honours Ugandan police advisors

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, Monday, 15 February 2010/APO
UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2010-02-15
Security situation in Darfur
The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm but unpredictable.

UNAMID military forces conducted 110 patrols including routine, short range, long range, night, and Humanitarian escort patrols, covering 89 villages and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps during the reporting period.

UNAMID police advisors also conducted 96 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID honours Ugandan police advisors
In recognition of their contributions to the promotion of security and stability in the region, UNAMID today awarded peacekeeping medals to 115 Ugandan police advisers.

The medal parade was held at the Mission’s headquarters in El Fasher, North Darfur, and attended by Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari, Deputy Joint Special Representatives Henry Anyidoho and Mohamed Yonis, Force Commander Lt Gen Patrick Nyamvumba and other senior UNAMID officials and personnel.

Congratulating the officers, JSR Gambari thanked them for their selfless service and determination. He also expressed sorrow over the three Ugandan peacekeepers who have lost their lives in Darfur since UNAMID was established, but urged the advisors to redouble their efforts and continue “the higher cause of serving humanity.”

Ugandan ambassador to Sudan, and guest of honour, Ms. Betty Akech, conveyed her country’s pride in being a part of the Mission and applauded the medallists for continuing to carry out their duties in the face of numerous challenges.

Uganda has contributed a total of 135 police officers to UNAMID. In addition to their mandated tasks, UNAMID police officers have been training local police in preparation for the upcoming general elections.

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