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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits South Darfur capital, confirms 2020 Unamid exit

July 27 - 2018 NYALA
Deputy Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Kare at Otash camp (Photo: Mubarak Bako  / Unamid)
Deputy Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Kare at Otash camp (Photo: Mubarak Bako / Unamid)

UN Deputy Secretary-General for Field Support Atul Khare promised to persuade the armed movements in Darfur to join the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur and confirmed in Nyala that their exit from Darfur will be in June 2020.

However, he stressed the readiness of the Mission to return anytime asked to anywhere in Darfur.

Khare, travelled to Nyala, South Darfur, on Wednesday where he met government officials and UN personnel. He also visited Ottash camp for internally displaced people where he interacted with community leaders.

He stressed the need to achieve security and stability and bring the outlaws to justice, in addition to assisting the government to enforce the law.

The UN official, according to Sudan News Agency, agreed to transfer the headquarters of Unamid to the University of Nyala or any institution benefiting the citizens.

The Governor of South Darfur, Adam El Faki, said that the presence of the Unamid headquarters in Golo in Jebel Marra needs more coordination to go forward in the cause of peace.

The mission called for cooperation to create a working environment for the police, prosecutors and judges, because they are complimentary to peace and stability.

In his meeting with UN Deputy Secretary-General for Field Support in Nyala, Governor Adam El Faki stressed the need for Unamid to work for the remaining period in preparation for its exit from Darfur to stabilise voluntary return, health and water services as, well as cooperation on health and education issues for voluntary returnees to their original villages

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