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African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UN-Mandatiert)
Authorization date: 07/07

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Halt plan to withdraw Sudan peacekeepers, UN urged (28.05.2020)

Activists in Sudan are urging the UN and African Union not to go ahead with plans to withdraw 26,000 peacekeepers from Darfur this year, claiming the move will put lives at risk. The peacekeepers from the AU-UN hybrid operation in Darfur (Unamid), which has a mandate to protect civilians by force...

Civil society groups call on Sudan’s PM to request maintaining UNAMID in Darfur (08.05.2020)

Civil society groups and activists called on the Sudanese prime minister to prioritize the protection of civilians in Darfur and to request a revitalized UNAMID or a new broader mission under Chapter VII. … In a petition submitted to the office of the prime minister on Monday 4 May, 98 advocacy and...

30 people killed in intercommunal violence in South Darfur (06.05.2020)

About 30 civilians were killed in South Darfur state in intercommunal violence on Tuesday, according to a statement by the office of the Sudanese prime minister.

African Union diplomats question UNAMID withdrawal from Darfur (26.04.2020)

The three African non-permanent members of the UNSC, known as the A3, have questioned the viability of UNAMID’s exit from Darfur, without calling openly to maintain the hybrid mission.

UN ‘fully mobilized’ to support the Sudanese people, Security Council hears (24.04.2020)

The “exceptional circumstances” of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted the peace process in Sudan as well as the drawing down of the United Nations mission there, the head of UN peacekeeping updated the Security Council on Friday. … In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the closure of airports,...

Protecting civilians after UNAMID: options for a follow-on mission in Sudan (22.04.2020)

While the closure of the African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur is set for late this year, the size and scale of the follow-on mission for Sudan requested by the new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been the topic of significant debate. Questions of whether or how much any new UN...

UNAMID’s transition continues through uncharted waters (15.04.2020)

The peacekeeping transition of the African Union (AU) and United Nations hybrid operation (UNAMID) in Darfur remains one of the UN system’s most complex undertakings ever. After nearly one year of uncertainty, the UN Security Council intended to adopt a groundbreaking decision at the end of March...

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