South Sudan

UN Peace Keepers Deliver Aid To East Darfur


medical geneva;”>UNAMID Joint Special Representative Mohamed Ibn Chambas, affirmed on Wednesday that access to East Darfur remains a priority and UN is more pleased to help the displaced people. “UNAMID and its UN Country Team partners will continue to ensure we reach those most in need.”

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The aid, delivered and protected by UNAMID peacekeepers, was provided by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Health Organization (WHO), by road under the protection of UNAMID peacekeepers.

He added: “The first phase of the operation, UNAMID said in a news release, was conducted on 23 April, and consisted primarily of delivering food rations, bottled water and medical supplies. The second phase of the operation is in the planning stages.”

The current humanitarian situation in the area emerged earlier this month as a result of clashes between the Sudan Liberation Army – Mini Minawi and the Government of Sudan.

At present, an estimated 20,000 displaced people have gathered around the Mission’s team sites in Labado and Muhajeria.

Concerns over an increase in the number of security incidents in Darfur and access by the Mission to those areas most affected by conflict were reiterated on 16 April, once again, at a meeting of the Tripartite Coordination Mechanism on UNAMID.


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