17 January 2016

Sudan: Unamid Expresses Deep Concern Over Fighting in Central Darfur

Photo: Dabanga
Members of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdelwahid El Nur (file photo).
press release

El Fasher — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is deeply concerned about ongoing fighting between government forces and armed movements in the Jebel Marra area, Central Darfur, near the Mission's Nertiti team site.

UNAMID personnel in Nertiti also reported five bombs being dropped at an area north-east of their location. The impact of the bombs was felt at the team site. Shops and markets in Nertiti have shut down in fear of looting and attacks. UNAMID is closely monitoring the situation.

Additionally, the Mission is working with its United Nations Country Team (UNCT) partners to arrive at contingency measures for responding to protection and humanitarian consequences on the civilian population in the area.

UNAMID emphasises, once again, the importance of the need to arrive at a peaceful resolution of the situation and stands ready to assist in such efforts.

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