UN/AU mission to spend US$ 250,000 on projects in Darfur

New York- US (PANA) -- The UN and AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is to spend US$ 2 50,000 on the construction of classrooms, toilets and water pumps in the violenc e -ridden Sudan's Darfur region.
A statement issued at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday, said that, ``He nry Anyidoho, UNAMID's Deputy Joint Special Representative, presented the Quick I mpact Projects (QIPs) funding on Sunday''.
It said that the funds would also cover the construction of an x-ray wing for a local hospital in the region.
It said that the deputy representative also visited Kalma camp for internally-di splaced persons (IDPs), where a school has been built with the QIPs funding.
Anyidoho inspected progress on work carried out by the UNAMID Chinese engi neering company, including the construction of two water dams following recent h e avy flooding in the makeshift camp,'' the statement noted.
It also said: ``At the IDP camp, he met with sheikhs and other traditional leade rs to discuss the living conditions and heard complaints over the absence of bas i c necessities for survival, such as food and water, amenities and social service s ''.
``The camp leaders also raised concerns over the ongoing operation of armed mili tias in the area, land occupation, guarantees of collective and individual compe n sation for IDPs and bringing to justice those accused of war crimes among other i ssues,'' it added.
Meanwhile, UNAMID has reported that the security situation in Darfur is relative ly calm except for ``some minor banditry and car-jacking in North Darfur''.

03 august 2009 20:08:00

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