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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

UNAMID Hands Over Team Site in N. Darfur to Government

Khartoum -- The United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Sector North officially handed over the Mission's team site in Malha, North Darfur, to the Government of Sudan on 16 August 2017.
The handover is part of UNAMID's ongoing reconfiguration as mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 2363.

The Commissioner of Millet Police Colonel Abdel-Karim Yousif Yaagoub commended UNAMID's role in the locality within the framework of its peace mandate, pointing to the mission's contributions to other social, health and educational program since its deployment in 2008.
Its to be noted that UNAMID has pulled out of some areas that has seen remarkable stability and security in accordance with agreement on reducing the number of peacekeepers in certain regions of Darfur depending on level of security achieved.

UNAMID Sector North has surrendered its team site to the local government in favor of using the facilities for development and service program.

In May 2017, the tripartite mechanism of Sudan's government, the United Nations and the African Union on Monday approved a joint work plan stipulating gradual withdrawal of the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) from many areas in the region.

In February 2015, a tripartite committee composed of Sudan's government, the UN and the African Union, was formed with the aim to reach a deal on UNAMID's exit from Darfur.
UNAMID took over the peacekeeping task in Darfur from the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS) on December 31, 2007.
The UNAMID is considered as the second biggest peacekeeping mission in the world, after the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
It consists of over 20,000 personnel of military, police and civilian components, with a budget of 1.4 million U.S. dollars in 2013.