Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Officials of the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) led by Mr Stephen O'Brien, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, has visited Darfur to gain first-hand assessment of the humanitarian situation, a UNAMID press release said in Khartoum on Wednesday.
The delegation was briefed about the needs at the Abou Shok internally displaced persons camp.
It met with the Governor of North Darfur and the chairperson of the Darfur Regional Authority to discuss future cooperation. Briefings were provided by the humanitarian community and senior officials of the African Union–United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
The delegation also visited the Golo reservoir, located near El Fasher, North Darfur, which is one of several projects which DFID has funded as part of a water resource management plan to benefit the people of Darfur.
The UNAMID Joint Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari said the signing of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) last year had opened the door for the international community to begin to take a closer look at early recovery and development in the region.
"This is an important step in bringing about peace,” he said.
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