Darfur / UNAMID Daily Media Brief
EL FASHER (DARFUR), January 21, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- UNAMID Daily Media Brief / 2011-01-20
Four women raped in North Darfur
UNAMID yesterday confirmed reports that four women were raped and beaten by three armed men, near the village of Dorma (25 km north of Tawilla, North Darfur). The Mission will follow up the case with the Sudanese police.
Update on students injured in El Fasher
Three of the students injured during a shooting incident at a high-school in El Fasher, North Darfur, on 18 January, have been evacuated by local authorities to Khartoum for medical treatment. One of them is listed in critical condition.
Peace agreement in South Darfur
On 18 January UNAMID senior officials attended the signing ceremony of a peace agreement between Sudan Liberation Army / Historic (SLA/H), a breakaway faction of Sudan Liberation Army / Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW), and the Government of the Sudan in Bali Siref. The village is located within the northern edge of Jebel Marra mountains and lies about 30 Km north of El Malam town, South Darfur. The Mission also provided logistic support to the event, airlifting some of the participants.
Provisional results of the referendum in Darfur
The provisional results of the South Sudan referendum, provided by South Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) and UNMIS, indicate that 55 per cent of participants voted for unity in Darfur. A total of 12,036 people cast their ballot, out of 23,121 registered in the region, representing 52 per cent. The final results of the referendum are to be published on 14 February at the latest.
UNAMID provided logistical support to the SSRC, transporting material by air from El Fasher and El Geneina to Khartoum.
UNAMID military conducted 120 patrols including routine, short-range, long-range, night and humanitarian escort patrols covering 80 villages and IDP camps.
UNAMID police advisors conducted 127 patrols in villages and IDP camps.
Source: United Nations - African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)
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