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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.

UN, African Union to ramp up deployment of peacekeepers in troubled Darfur

Hundreds more troops will arrive in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur region within the next two months in an effort to boost protection of civilians, the African Union-United Nations mission there, known as UNAMID, said today.

UN-African Union force thwarts kidnapping attempt of women in Darfur

Troops from the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, tasked with protecting civilians and suppressing the bloody conflict in the region, have foiled an attempted abduction of several women who had strayed outside a makeshift camp in the war-torn western flank of Sudan.

Darfur: more rapid-response police join UN-African Union peacekeeping force

Two new contingents of Nigerian police officers trained in high-risk operations have joined the joint United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan.