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Coronavirus - Sudan: Message from the Head of UNAMID on Eid al-Adha

This year, Eid al-Adha will be observed amidst extraordinary circumstances due to the global outbreak of the New Coronavirus Pandemic known as COVID-19

By Jeremiah Mamabolo, UNAMID Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator On behalf of the African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), I would like to extend greetings and best wishes to the people of Sudan on Eid al-Adha. Eid Mubarak. Eid is a time for forgiveness, kindness, and compassion.…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: Distribution of hygiene materials and dignity kits to internally displaced women, girls and other vulnerable populations

UNAMID Human Rights Section, jointly with the Mission’s Child Protection Unit, distributed hygiene materials and dignity kits to internally displaced women, girls and other vulnerable populations in areas surrounding the Mission’s Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Golo, Central Darfur. The initiative is part of the Mission’s overall response to support…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID COVID-19 Media Update

44 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted on Mission personnel in Darfur as of 12 July

Situation update: As of 8 July 2020, UNAMID recorded 20 cases of COVID-19 among its personnel. Out of the 20 cases, 15 have fully recovered from the disease and with one death.  So far, 44 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests have been conducted on Mission personnel in Darfur as of…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: Drawing competition programme

UNAMID Nepalese Peacekeepers in the Mission’s Team Site in Tawilla Team Site in North Darfur, concluded a drawing competition programme. The programme is part of other activities conducted by the peacekeepers to ease stress during COVID-19 and keep them mentally fit to implement the Mission’s mandate.

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Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID COVID-19 Update

UNAMID commenced implementation of a two-week sensitization campaign in several rural communities outside Zalingei

As of 25 June 2020, UNAMID has 17 cases of COVID-19 among its mission personnel, including two cases in Kenya and one national staff in Khartoum. A total of 10 out of the 17 cases have fully recovered from the disease. In line with the Mission’s mitigation measures, 31 polymerase…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID awareness campaign on COVID-19

UNAMID Bangladeshi peacekeepers provide masks and hand sanitizers to local population in the streets of Elfasher town in North Darfur as part of their awareness campaign on COVID-19. This campaign is also extended to university students and lecturers at Elfasher University. These efforts are part of the Mission’s overall response…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID conducts intensive street publicity awareness campaign on Covid-19 across Darfur

The campaign was conducted in towns, neighborhoods and outskirts, districts, markets and in 10 internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across Darfur

More than one million residents from five Darfur states (north, south, east, central, west) are estimated to have directly benefitted from the recently concluded month-long Street Publicity Awareness Campaign (SPAC) on the fight against COVID-19 organized by UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Section, in collaboration with the state health authorities…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: UNAMID COVID-19 Update

In North Darfur, UNAMID through the SLF, printed and distributed over five thousand brochures on COVID-19 sensitization and prevention measures

Situation update: UNAMID continues to implement measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As at 17 June 2020, UNAMID has sixteen cases of COVID-19 among its mission personnel including two cases in Kenya and one national staff in Khartoum. A total of eight out of the sixteen cases have fully…

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Coronavirus - Sudan: Street publicity awareness campaign against COVID-19

UNAMID’s Communications and Public Information Section (CPIS), in collaboration with the East Darfur State Ministry of Health, launched a street publicity awareness campaign against COVID-19, in internally displaced persons camps and El Daein town in East Darfur. Similar campaigns have just been completed in north, south, central and west Darfur. The initiative…

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Coronavirus - Kenya: UNAMID reports 2 COVID-19 cases on its outbound flight to Nairobi

One is confirmed as a UNAMID staff member while the other is an employee of a non-governmental organization that operates in Darfur in partnership with United Nations entities

The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) regrets to announce that two passengers aboard its special flight from the Mission’s logistics hub in El Fasher to Nairobi on 27 May 2020 turned out positive results for Corona Virus (COVID-19) when tested by Kenyan health authorities on…