The United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur has officially handed over its Team Site to the Sudanese government.
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday January 2021.
“On 21 January, UNAMID officially handed over its Team Site in Saraf Omra, North Darfur to the Government of Sudan, in the presence of the local officials, representatives of the community and UNAMID staff,” the statement reads.
According to the statement, the handover is part of the Mission’s drawdown plan in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2559 (2020) which terminated UNAMID mandate as of 31 December 2020.
The handover documents were signed by Mr. Houston Fergusson, the Director of the Mission Support Division, on behalf of UNAMID and Mr. Hafiz Bakhit, signed on behalf of the government
of North Darfur.
Mr. Bakhit commended UNAMID’s outstanding services to the local community and reiterated the Government of Sudan’s commitment to the principle of civilian end use of the Mission’s former facility and assets.
The African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur is a joint African Union and United Nations peacekeeping mission formally approved by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 on 31 July 2007, to bring stability to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan.