Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Security situation in Darfur 23 March 2010 - Adapting to Climate Change in Darfur

Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief 2010-03-23
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, March 24, 2010/APO:
Security situation in Darfur
The security situation in Darfur remains relatively calm.

UNAMID military forces conducted 121 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 159 patrols in villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID takes part in local Climate Change Conference
UNAMID today joined policy-makers, UN agencies, donors and other stakeholders, including the Sudanese Federal Ministry of the Environment and the State Farmer’s Union, today in El Fasher, North Darfur, to take part in a two-day visioning conference entitled “Adapting to Climate Change in Darfur.”

The forum afforded the various parties the opportunity to debate and research the impact of climate change on livelihoods in Darfur and to facilitate collaboration among them to help meet the pressing needs of the region.

The issues discussed included population growth, urbanization, dwindling water supplies, as well as preparations to deal with the increasingly frequent droughts in the region and the resulting food shortages.

The participants plan to visit, tomorrow, the Golo dam, which supplies much of El Fasher’s water and is suffering from the impacts of desertification.

The organizing of the conference was led by UN Deputy Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer.

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