Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Aid groups allowed into Darfur Kalma camp - South Sudan plans animal-shaped cities

FOURTEEN days after Sudanese authorities cut off aid to Kalma, the largest internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in South Darfur, three international NGOs and UN agencies (the UN Children’s Fund, World Food Programme and Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA) have been allowed to re-enter the settlement. Click here for full story by IRIN, Tuesday, 17 August 2010.
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Darfur/UNAMID Daily Media Brief - Tuesday, 17 August 2010
From United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, August 18, 2010/APO:
Security situation update
Two Jordanian peacekeepers with UNAMID’s police contingent, who were abducted on Saturday 14 August, have been released this afternoon. More information is provided in the related press release sent earlier today.

Concerning the Kalma Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, humanitarian groups were allowed access yesterday, following more than two weeks of being denied. Urgently needed medicine and fuel has been rushed to the camp, the latter to power water pumps. UN representatives continue to mediate between rival IDP groups to resolve remaining tensions.

UNAMID patrols
UNAMID military forces conducted 92 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 84 villages and IDP camps.

UNAMID police advisors conducted 150 patrols in villages and IDP camps.
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