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UN in Darfur: ‘Reasonable progress’ made so far, in former mission drawdown 

Reasonable progress has been made so far drawing down the UN’s former peacekeeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, and cooperation on the part of the Sudanese Government has been “excellent”. 

That’s according to the head of the UN Department of Operational Support, Atul Khare, who recently returned from a visit to Sudan, where despite the presence of a new political mission, UNITAMS, the transitional Government is ready to assume full responsibility for civilian protection across the restive region.  

UNAMID/Setyo Budi

Fresh Darfur clashes highlight ongoing problem of millions displaced from their homes

The number of internally-displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur, West Sudan, continues to grow, following recent clashes in the Jebel Marra region.

More than 2 million people in Darfur have been living in IDP camps since conflict started in 2003. Those who were displaced from the Jebel Marra are largely unwilling to return home, citing a lack of food, health services and housing.