Darfur: African Union-UN blue helmets beef up patrols protecting displaced

The joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission to Darfur (UNAMID) reported today that its police unit will conduct the first night patrols at a new community policing centre (CPC) constructed between two large camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur.

Joint UN, African Union mediator hails pact between Government, Darfur rebels

The Joint African Union-United Nations Chief Mediator tasked with resolving the conflict in Darfur has congratulated the Sudanese Government and a key rebel group for making strides in the process to bring peace to the war-ravaged Darfur region.

UN team visits scene of recent Darfur clashes

A United Nations team has visited the scene of recent clashes between Government forces and armed groups in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, where they were able to see first-hand the suffering and damage inflicted by the fighting.

Ban calls on Member States to make up critical shortfalls in Darfur mission

More than a year after it was set up, the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) still lacks critical logistical equipment, especially air power, and is only at some 60 per cent of its mandated strength, even as security in the war-torn Sudanese region worsens dramatically, the United Nations reported today.