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Darfur professionals warn of insecurity

March 29 - 2021 EL FASHER
UNITAMS head Volker Perthes visits Darfur for the first time (SUNA)
UNITAMS head Volker Perthes visits Darfur for the first time (SUNA)

The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) in North Darfur warn of the consequences of insecurity and absence of security forces in the state.

The SPA said in a statement that the lack of security is especially dire in the North Darfur capital El Fasher. The city is plagued by armed and masked criminals, who drive in unregulated vehicles and steal cars, mobile phones, money and luggage.

The SPA called on the police and military forces to play their role in protecting the people and controlling the movement of unregulated cars. The statement stressed that military forces are prohibited from carrying weapons in residential areas.


The Committee for the Protection of Civilians in North Darfur affirmed that the state government is willing to cooperate with the UN Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) after the exit of the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Secretary General of the committee El Hafiz Bakhit said so to UNITAMS head Volker Perthes, who visited Darfur for the first time.

UNITAMS head Volker Perthes stressed that his mission is to provide technical support to the Sudanese government, so that it can play its role in protecting and securing the people in Darfur.

The director of the state police, Maj Gen Yahya Mohamed El Nour, affirmed that his forces are ready to protect not only the camps for displaced people, but also the villages the displaced came from, “so that they can voluntarily go home”.

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