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.
``Mr.
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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