The presence of UN peacekeepers and other staff from the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur, UNAMID, is a valuable “source of protection” to people in central Jabal Marra, an area that has been strongly affected by the long-running conflict across the Sudanese region.
That’s according to Marcel Clement Akpovo, the Mission’s Chief of Human Rights. Mr. Akpovo has recently visited Golo, Central Jabal Marra locality, Darfur, where he met with Internally Displaced Persons at the Aralciro IDP gathering site, and the area’s Commissioner there.
There are more than 200 families living at the site, who had to leave their homes in the South Jabal Marra area, because of fighting that erupted there around three months ago.
UNAMID set up its Temporary Operation Base in Golo, in March, and Setyo Budi, from the joint mission, asked Mr. Akpovo, about the overall human rights situation, and how his meeting had gone with the local commissioner.