The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Khardiata Lou Ndiaye, has expressed concern about the safety and security of the UNAMID liquidation team and the safety of assets.
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On December 31, the UN Security Council terminated the mandate of the UNAMID mission in Darfur, in the west of the country, after nearly 13 years of deploying its forces in the region.
“It is the duty of the government to protect UNAMID personnel and to take strict measures to prevent any form of threat or violence against the camp and personnel,” said Le Ndiaye.
Lou Ndiaye arrived in Darfur to head the handover of the northern part of the UNAMID logistics base to the state authorities.
“I have had the opportunity to meet al-Hadi Idriss and spoke to him about the right to safe movement for all UN assets and the returning of all assets currently in the hands of armed movements,” Lou NDiaye said.
The UN representative mentioned that the UNITAMS is committed to assist the government through adhering to their priorities, represented in “protecting civilians, human rights, and the sovereignty of the law.”
For his part, Idriss said that had spoken with his party affiliate and deputy and ensured him that his trip to al-Fasher was concerned with negotiating with security entities, including signatories to the Juba peace agreement, to put the final touches on the swift deployment of the combined security forces.