The United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) was a peacekeeping mission established by the UN Security Council (UNSC) in July 2017 as a joint UN-AU response to occasions in the war-torn area of Western Sudan.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat issued a joint assertion Thursday asserting that whereas operations with the AU-UN hybrid peacekeeping mission have been delivered to an finish, the 2 entities will proceed to help the area.
“The Chairperson and the Secretary-General reiterate their dedication to proceed helping the Government and other people of the Sudan in consolidating the positive factors made in the peace course of and implementing the National Plan of Action on Civilian Protection.”
A Wednesday information launch issued by UNAMID famous that troops and police personnel of the mission will deal with “providing security” throughout its “phased, six-month drawdown period.”
“The process should result in the withdrawal of all UNAMID uniformed and civilian personnel from Sudan by 30 June 2021, except for a liquidation team that will finalize any outstanding issues and complete the administrative closure of the mission,” in line with the discharge.
UN-AU forces have been deployed in Darfur in 2007 to carry a decision to the battle that erupted after rebels rose up towards the federal government of then-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2003.
The UN mandate, per Resolution 2148 of the UNSC, required UNAMID to “protect civilians, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of Sudan” and “facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance and ensure the safety of humanitarian personnel.”
According to mission information, not less than 288 civilian and uniformed UNAMID personnel have been killed over the previous 13 years. The UN notes that 73 of the fatalities “were the result of malicious acts.”