UN: UN Mission condemns bombings in central Darfur

New York, US (PANA) - The Joint UN/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has confirmed
the death of 14 civilians and the wounding of 18 others after 10 bombs were dropped on Rowata in Central Darfur, on 1 April.

A brief UN statement obtained by PANA in New York on Thursday said a UNAMID verification patrol that was dispatched to Rowata made the disclosure, noting that while at the village, the team witnessed another aerial bombardment, with five bombs dropped close to where they were standing.

"The UN Mission strongly condemns such aerial bombings, which cause widespread death, destruction and displacement of populations," the statement said.

PANA recalls that UN Under Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Herve Ladsous recently said the security and humanitarian situations in Sudan's Darfur region had "deteriorated significantly" over the past year.

Mr. Ladsous, who briefed the UN Security Council in March, noted that there had also been
no tangible progress toward resolving the conflict.
-0- PANA AA/SEG 9April2015

09 april 2015 08:45:12

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