UNAMID reports stable situation in South Darfur

Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Most of the people displaced by inter-factional fighting which broke out in March in South Darfur have returned to their places of origin after the security situation stabilized, the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) confirmed Tuesday.
A four-day inter-agency assessment mission, organised by UNAMID, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to the villages of Guldo and Thur in the Jebel Marra region of South Darfur estimated that approximately 2,000 internally-displaced persons remained in host communities.
In a media brief, UNAMID said the mission, the first to the region this year, was aimed at confirming the number of people displaced by inter-factional fighting and determining their humanitarian needs.
Other areas of the Jebel Marra region were still inaccessible to UNAMID and to the aid agencies which rely on the Mission to provide them with security escorts.
Meanwhile, UNAMID has called on all parties in the restive Darfur region to refrain from further use of force as the Mission continues to carefully monitor the situation.

04 may 2010 10:22:00

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