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UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

New York: Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Sudan: 250 killed, over 100,000 displaced as violence surges in Darfur

New York: A sharp uptick in intercommunal violence in Sudan’s Darfur region has forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes in search of safety, including many into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Friday.

UN-African Union mission working to restore calm after recent Darfur violence

New York: The joint UN-African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) is working with Sudanese and local authorities to de-escalate tensions following recent violent incidents in two nearby towns, including a deadly attack on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in Darfur, forges new presence in Sudan

New York/IBNS: The Security Council on Thursday extended the deployment of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and set out the parameters for a follow-on mission that will start its work on 1 January next year.

Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat

New York/IBNS: Ongoing instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the  United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA.

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

New York/IBNS: Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday, citing Sudanese Government data.

Sudan: UN mission envoy commends signing of Darfur framework agreement

New York/IBNS: The joint chief mediator for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, welcomed on Monday a framework agreement between the Transitional Government of Sudan and the Darfur armed movements that was signed during peace talks in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday.

‘Deliver justice’ for atrocity crimes in Darfur, top court prosecutor tells Security Council

New York/IBNS: “Concrete steps” must be taken towards ending impunity for atrocity crimes in Darfur, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) told the Security Council on Wednesday, during her briefing on Sudan.

‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”.

UN suspending handover of camps in Darfur, peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

New York, June 15 (IBNS): The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), is suspending the handover of any more camps for displaced civilians to the Sudanese military, against a backdrop of worsening violence and insecurity across the country.

Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security, Mission head tells Security Council

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday.

UN officials urge support as Darfur attempts to ‘turn the page’ from conflict to peace

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Stating that while the Darfur region of Sudan, which for years was torn by strife and displacement, is now increasingly stable, top United Nations officials on Friday urged continued international support to ensure that hard-won gains take hold.

Security Council downsizes AU-UN mission in Darfur, eying eventual exit

New York, July 14 (IBNS): The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit.

Security Council renews mandates of UN force monitoring separation area between Israel and Syria; AU-UN hybrid mission in Darfur

New York,July 1 (IBNS): Adopting separate resolutions, the United Nations Security Council has extended the mandates of the Organization’s Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) and the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).