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UNAMID POLICE PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT WE ARE LOCATED AT Police Public Information Office Room No : N-20 Super Camp, El-Fasher Email: unamid-pol-pio@un.org Contact no : 0999606333 / 0922410673 /8784/8793/5431/10108859

IN HOUSE EDITORS Brima KAMARA (OIC) Emelia VORSAH Jane MUTESI

Nabila YASMEEN Landirani Clara GUNDA

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Ayman TAWFIQ

Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

FRONT COVER PHOTO UNAMID Police Advisor The UN Police is an integral part of the United Nations peace operations. Currently there are over 12,500 UN Police operating in over 90 countries. The goal of the UN Police is to help create a safer environment, as well as protecting civilians from criminal activities. The UN Police works throughout the world through 17 different field missions. Photo by Albert Gonzรกlez Farran, UNAMID

BACK COVER PHOTO INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS On 29 May, UN offices, alongside Member States and non-governmental organizations, hold events to honour fallen peacekeepers. Since the first UN peacekeeping mission was established in 1948, more than 3,100 military, police and civilian personnel have lost their lives in the service of peace as a result of acts of violence, accidents and disease.

Yemeni Police Advisor in interaction with Darfuris people Photo by Albert Gonzรกlez Farran, UNAMID

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AFRICAN UNION PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL VISITS DARFUR

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THE REFORM AND RESTRUCTURING UNIT HOLDS COMMUNITY POLICING SYMPOSIUM

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DR. IMAM EMBARKS ON OPERATIONAL VISITS TO SECTORS

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UNAMID POLICE STRATEGY FOR “PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS”

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UNITED POLICE WOMEN NETWORK (UPWN) JOINS DARFURIS IN COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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UNAMID AND GoS POLICE DELIBERATE ON CO-LOCATION CENTRE PLANNING AND BUDGET UNIT CONDUCTS TRAINING ON PREPARATION OF PERFORMANCE REPORTS

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EDITORIAL BOARD

DR. SYED KALEEM IMAM UNAMID Ag Police Commissioner

DR. MUTASEM ALMAJALI UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning

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olleague peacekeepers, the Public Information Office (PIO) continues to showcase the Police component by bringing to light the activities of our senior leadership and patrol officers in the sectors and team sites. Following internal restructuring of our editorial guidelines and policy with support from the Communication and Public Information Division (CPID), the Unit was unable to publish the March and April editions. In this edition, we will therefore bring you highlights of the Police activities for March, April and May, 2013. In March 2013, the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) visited Darfur with a view to gain a first-hand assessment of the situation in Darfur which involved direct engagement with key stakeholders at all levels, including the Government of Sudan, Sudanese civilians and the international community working in Darfur. The Reform and Restructuring Unit held a Community Policing symposium in May 2013, under the theme: “Community Policing and its relevance to Internally Displaced Persons in Darfur and Implementing Community Policing in the IDP Camps.” The objective was to help assess progress made, measure the effectiveness of Community Policing in the Camps and identify areas of improvement. In another development, the acting Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam paid working and operational visits to the sectors between March and May 2013. He used the visits to meet with Police Advisors, assess security situations in the areas visited and also interacted with the Government of Sudan Police leadership and the locals. UNAMID is moving toward the second phase of mentoring and monitoring of GoS Police officers, hence the establishment of co-location centres. The Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali in March held fruitful deliberations with GoS Police leadership at Abu Shouk proposed co-location centre, with a view to finding ways for its effective upkeep and operation after completion. And in May, the Planning and Budget Unit under his (DPC Policy and Planning) purview held a two-day workshop on preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports. This edition also features articles on: “UNAMID Police Strategy for Protection of Civilians,” and Commemoration of International Women’s Day. We glanced at activities of Community Policing and Formed Police Units at the Mission Headquarters and also including activities of the Police leadership in the Sectors. On behalf of the Police Public Information Office, I wish you all a pleasant reading.

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Brima KAMARA

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PA JALLOW

Special Assistant to UNAMID Police Commissioner

Brima KAMARA Chief PIO

Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

JOSEPH ANTWI-ABABIO Best Practices Officer

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Ayman TAWFIQ

Clara L. GUNDA

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t has been Six (6) months and we are half way into 2013. There have been many challenges along the line. The lifting of the restriction on the approval of visas by the Government of Sudan to non Arabic speaking Police Contributing Countries, which witnessed the issuance of over 400 visa is highly commendable, although about 399 more visas from various countries are still pending approval. The Police Component would like to acknowledge the cooperation received from the Government of Sudan, more specially from the Ministry of the Interior on this issue. However, it must be noted that the Review of Uniformed Personnel (RUP) is ongoing and as such, we will be expected to do more with less personnel. The second phase of the RUP will come into effect on 30 June 2013, where we are expected to reduce our number by 40% of the total authorized strength of 2,679 individual Police Officers. Consequently, I call on all of you to redouble your efforts in your respective areas of responsibilities to help the people of Darfur, especially the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to achieve a lasting peace and return to their original chosen villages. Security situation in Sector East has been alarmingly dangerous in April, following intense fighting between GoS and the rebels (SLAM), resulting in the destruction of several livestock & properties and the influx of IDPs to the South. In the month of May in Central Darfur, there was a resumption of tribal clashes between the Misseriya and the Salamat tribes, a truce was negotiated by the Sector Leadership, the true is very fragile, but commendable! Sector and Team Site Commanders must therefore continue engaging the IDP communities by regularly visiting, interacting and assuring them that their safety and security is our concern. The recent deployment of the all female Police contingent, 38 from Ghana and 18 from Gambia, will undoubtedly add value to our quest to have more female Police Officers, who will be more welcomed to interact with the female IDPs and boost their confidence. However, we must not neglect our own safety and security given the volatile environment we operate in. It must be noted that in the last three months, several attacks on Police Advisors who are staying in private accommodations have been recorded in Sectors South and West resulting in the theft of huge amounts of cash and valuable properties including cell phones and laptop computers, thus justifying the Mission leadership to issue instructions by asking all Police Advisors to move to the UN provided hard wall accommodation in the super camps for their safety. Undoubtedly, such attacks on Police Advisors must not continue and it’s a wise decision to relocate to the UN provided facilities with a view to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

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Mr. Yonis UNAMID DJSR ( Operations & Managment) with Ambassador Bulus Paul Zom Lolo in the welcominig celebration for the delegation UNAMID Guard of Honour for the head of the delegation

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AFRICAN UNION PEACE AND SECURITY COUNCIL VISITS DARFUR

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he African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) led by Ambassador Bulus Paul Zom Lolo of Nigeria visited UNAMID from 17 to 19 March 2013. The purpose of the visit was for the Council to gain a first-hand assessment of the situation in Darfur which involved direct engagement with key stakeholders at all levels, including the Government, civilians and the international community working in Darfur. Arriving in El-Fasher on 18 March, the team was received at El-Fasher Airport by the senior leadership of the Mission including the acting Police Commissioner Dr Syed Kaleem Imam. They later met with the Assistant Darfur Regional Authority Chairperson Yasin Abdarahman Yosef and North Darfur Deputy Wali (Governor) Alfateh Abdalziz. At the Mission Headquarters, the Head of delegation inspected a Guard of Honour mounted by detachments of the Military and Police. A briefing session was held in the Conference Hall so as to acquaint the Council on the operations of UNAMID. Opening the session, Mr. Mohamed Yonis Deputy Joint Special Representative (DJSR) Operations and Managment warmly welcomed the AU Peace and Security Council and stated that he was very pleased to have them in the Mission area. He dilated on the hybrid nature of the mission, and described it as a new experience in the field of peacekeeping. He also spoke about staff and uniformed personnel review and employment of Sudanese nationals. Responding, Ambassador Bulus Paul Zom Lolo was full of praise for the warm welcome accorded him and his entourage since arriving in the Mission. He reaffirmed his team’s commitment to supporting UNAMID. He was thankful to UNAMID for keeping and maintaining peace in Darfur and envisioned for the hybrid nature of peacekeeping to be replicated in other missions around the globe. There were briefings by the Joint Military Analysis Centre and Security on the current security trend as at 2012; the Military on their roles and responsibilities; whilst the acting Police Commissioner presented on the Police deployment status, new configuration, activities, challenges and the way forward among others. The Council then travelled to Nyala, South Darfur to meet with IDPs, South Darfur Wali Hamad Ismael and UNAMID officials.

Ambassador Bulus Paul Zom Lolo and the delegation at thier meeting with the Assistant Darfur Regional Authority Chairperson Yasin Abdarahman Yosef and North Darfur Deputy Wali (Governor) Alfateh Abdalziz.

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THE REFORM AND RESTRUCTURING UNIT HOLDS COMMUNITY POLICING SYMPOSIUM

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n May 13, 2013, the Reform and Restructuring Unit organized a one day symposium at the Conference Town Hall in ARC compound, El Fasher, under the theme “Contemporary Policing and its relevance to Internally Displaced Persons in Darfur and Implementing Community Policing in the IDP Camps�. This workshop was used as a measuring tool to appreciate the effectiveness of the strategy and assess the impact made, identify gaps and make improvement for the realization of the Police mandate. The event attracted participants from the University of El Fasher, Government of Sudan (GoS) Police, Community Policing Volunteers (CPVs) and community leaders from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the five Sectors of Darfur Region. Opening the session, the acting UNAMID Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam welcomed the Deputy Joint Special Representative Mr. Mohamed

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Yonis as guest of honour, acknowledging that his presence was a manifestation of his support for activities undertaken by the Police component. He said that the objective of the symposium was to help UNAMID Police assess progress made, measure the effectiveness and identify areas of improvement in implementing Community Policing. He however recalled the long run made for the implementation of community policing in the IDP Camps of Darfur since March 2009 and urged all participants to raise challenges and give practical recommendations for future plans. Dr. Imam appreciated the presence of the representative of North Darfur GoS Police Commissioner, GoS Police Officers and representatives of the local community. This, he said, connotes solidarity and mutual support. The Deputy Joint Special Representative Mr. Mohammed Younis, who graced the occasion on behalf of His Excellency the Joint Special Representative, noted

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that Community Policing is a very important tool for building confidence and solidarity in Darfuris. He emphasized that the Police is a source of comfort to the internally displaced persons within and outside the camps, and also a source of hope for the people of Darfur. He recognized the role played by the communities in ensuring peace and security. He stressed that Community Policing as a concept seeks partnership with the communities so as to capacitate them to become self-reliant. He finally urged participants to take the symposium as a forum for serious discussions and urged them to come up with innovative ideas for the improvement of community policing implementation in the IDP Camps of Darfur. The representative for GoS Police Commissioner of North Darfur recommended community policing to focus on sensitizing IDPs on the need to voluntarily return to their villages of origin, issues of code of conduct, partnering


UNAMID Seniors with participants from the University of El Fasher, GoS Police, CPVs and community leaders from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the five Sectors of Darfur Regio

with local Police to fight crime, and environmental awareness programs in the camps, among others. Dr. Emad El-din Mohamed Salem, a senior lecturer in the University of El Fasher, in his presentation informed participants that the Sudanese government has made great efforts in the area of establishing the concept of collaboration between the Police and the Community, through the coordination office of the People’s Police (Sudan Community Police Officers);adding that the collaboration efforts have gained a measure of success in some states which thus resulted to establishing Community Policing in the whole of Sudan, and most especially in Darfur. He recommended some administrative procedures to be followed for the selection of CPVs like short listed CPVs to be screened by Sheikhs and Umdas taking into account the following criteria: honesty, integrity, voluntary, physical and mental qualifications, ability to work as a team member. UNAMID Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali in his presentation explained

the policy framework showing the legal basis for Community Policing implementation in Darfur. He recalled the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1789 which mandated UNAMID Police to implement Community Policing in Darfur. He insisted that UNAMID Police is not implanting the laws in Darfur but rather supporting GoS and Movement Police in improving service delivery to the communities. He further explained the five elements that are necessary to succeed in partnership which he listed as trust, contact, cooperation, communication and problem solving. He finally outlined the achievements of UNAMID Police in the implementation of Community Policing in the IDP Camps and insisted that CPVs should be voluntarily recruited for the sustainability of the security system, knowing fully well that they are contributing to their own security in the communities. The Umda of West Darfur Sheikh Ibrahim Jumeih Abdallah stressed on the major violations and insecurity in the IDP camps and several kinds of gender based violence. He emphasized on the support of UNAMID in confidence

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building patrols, workshops, training, sensitization and awareness campaigns on health, environment, social and security issues that are of great benefits to the community. To mark the end of the presentations Adam Juma Yusuf Adam a Community Policing Volunteer highlighted the persistent threats against the population (mostly women and children) in the IDP camps. He praised the role of UNAMID Police in the promotion of human rights and rule of law in Darfur and appealed for more support from UNAMID, GoS Police and other stake holders in the supply of equipment to facilitate their work. The acting Reform and Restructuring Coordinator Mr. Mofya in summary highlighted the various points raised by participants and pledged that UNAMID Police will try to implement them. He thanked all the participants for their contributions and commitments toward the symposium.

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Dr. KALEEM IMAM VISIT TO SARAF OMRA TEAM SITE

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n 12 March 2013, acting Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam paid a one day working visit to Saraf Omra Team Site with a team from Mission Headquarters. The acting Police Commissioner was briefed by the acting Team Site Commander Ming Chai Teh about the current security situation, strength, capabilities and requirements of the Team Site. He stated that Saraf Omra has five IDP camps with a total population of 22,708. He told the Ag PC that the Team Site is facing some logistical problems such as prolonged water shortage, frequent power disruption and poor communication network. He also mentioned that the security situation does not permit free movement of Police Advisors to enable them conduct follow up patrols. He also stated that within Saraf Omra town and its surrounding villages the situation remains calm but unpredictable. The acting Police Commissioner, in his response indicated that he was aware of the situation and that he was happy that all components of UNAMID are working together to solve the issues. He noted that during World War II, lots of people were killed. “This is human psychology that they indulge in. We should be very happy that we are playing a positive roll in peacekeeping. We are changing the concepts of the story,” he stated. “Challenges are making life difficult over here. Your job is difficult but it needs to be done,’’ he noted. He acknowledged

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The Ag. Police Commissioner in a group photo with Saraf Omra Police Advisors

that it is a wonderful opportunity to work in diversity. Noting that peacekeepers are from diverse backgrounds who meet and share experiences together. He concluded by saying that he was there to motivate and strengthen them in the face of the challenges confronting them.

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n 8 May, 2013, the acting Police Commissioner Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam embarked on a four-day operational visit to Sector, South and East where he was joined by the Head of Office of both Sectors during his interaction with the IDPs, GoS authorities, Police Advisors, Formed Police Units (FPUs) and other components of UNAMID. During the visit, Dr. Imam toured Graida, Muhajeria and Labado Team Sites where he interacted with Police Advisors, FPUs, Military Observers (Milobs) and Peace Keeping Force (PKF) personnel. They discussed issues bordering on personal security and health, mission realities and the UNAMID mandate. In Muhajeria and Labado Team Sites, the Ag. Police Commissioner commended them for their professionalism and steadfastness during the crisis in both places which resulted to the death of one UNAMID PKF Personnel. The personnel were encouraged to continue with their mandated task and to continue working together towards the realization of the UNAMID Mandate. The security situation in both Sector South and East were reported calm but unpredictable as there were still prevalence of banditries and other forms of crimes against the locals and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The Police Commissioner also interacted with IDPs in El DaeinNeem IDP camp, Griada, Labado, Muhajeria and Nyala- Otash IDP camps. They expressed appreciation to UNAMID for the support during the crisis in Muhajeria and Labado since most of them fled from that area to the two camps. They however requested for more humanitarian assistance. He was briefed on some of the achievements of the Police component in the Sectors and Team Sites such as Police Advisors daily confidence building patrols that engage the IDPs and locals on Community Policing concepts aiming to bridge the gap between them and the GoS authorities and also with UNAMID, capacity building of the GoS Police for an effective and efficient handling of cases especially Sexual and Gender Based Violence, monitoring and supervising Quick Impact Projects aimed at improving the lives of IDPs and locals and providing firewood and grass collection escort for the IDPs in partnership with the Formed Police Units. Firewood and grass collection escorts are conducted to protect girls and women IDPs from Gender Based Violence by unscrupulous individuals who are of the habit of attacking them during such exercises. Numerous challenges faced by Police Advisors from both Sectors while performing their daily mandated tasks were also mentioned as non-serviceability of Communication and Information Technology Services (CITS) equipment, in sufficient logistical support and supplies and low internet connectivity, shortage of fuel in Graida, Muhajeria and Labado which could be attributed to the crisis in Muhajeria and Labado and to mention but a few the over staying of operational equipment like Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at Port Sudan which is becoming a concern to UNAMID Police. Dr. Syed Imam appreciated and encouraged the Police Advisors in the Sectors and Team Sites for their passion to work hard towards the realization of UNAMID’s mandate despite the challenges and risks they are facing. Emelia VORSAH

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Dr. Mutasem in a group photograph with UNAMID and GoS Police leadership at Abu Shouk co-location Center

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nited Nations Security Council Resolution 1769 of July 2007 mandated UNAMID to support parties to the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) now Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) in restructuring and building the capacity of the Police Service in Darfur, through training, co-location and joint patrols. Since its inception, UNAMID Police have been involved in capacity building of Government of Sudan (GoS) Police, Community Policing, sensitization, training programmes and confidence building. The first phase of confidence building programs is yielding positive results, which include building of cordial relationships and mutual trust between UNAMID and GoS Police authorities. This momentum of confidence building is now being sustained through co-location. On 21 March 2013, the Deputy Police Commissioner, Policy and Planning Dr. Mutasem Almajali together with the Planning Coordinator Mr. Ahmad Mukarram led the UNAMID team to the GoS Police offices for deliberations about the co-location centre project before its inauguration. Present at the co-location centre were GoS Deputy Police Commissioner Brigadier Rashid Alzain, Gos Head of criminal cases Brigadier Alnaem, GoS El-Fasher Police locality Commander Brigadier Alameen, GoS Communication and Coordination Director Col. Al Waleed, UNAMID Mandate Implementation Officer Madam Juliana Abah, Sector North Commander Mr. George Rumanzi and other Officers-in-Charge (OICs) from UNAMID. In his brief remarks, the Sector North Commander Mr. George Rumanzi gave an over view of the present physical status of the co-location centre and its terms of reference. He stated that the two co-location centres are being constructed with one at Abu Shouk Team Site which is already at an advanced stage and the other at Zamzam Team Site. Brigadier Rashid Alzain who earlier welcomed the team, acknowledged that the co-location centre when completed will boost the work of GoS Police. He requested UNAMID to assist with fire brigade owing to the fact that Abu Shouk is prone to fire incidences. He futher requested UNAMID to provide vehicle to commute GoS Police officers to and from the co-location centre and proposed that the centre should be catering for all cases in-

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cluding juvenile cases. Dr. Mutasem Almajali expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome. He considered the meeting as crucial and very important. He said that GoS has a vital role to play in these projects hence the reason for conducting several meetings with the GoS Police leadership after the feasibility study for the implementation of these projects. Dr Almajali said UNAMID is moving from doing patrols to colocation; making it a second phase in mentoring and monitoring the GoS Police officers to show mutual interaction and relationship. He called it a pilot project that will be staffed with skilled officers and asked the GoS Police officers to come up with ideas which will assist in the success of the project. Brigadier Al naem Head of criminal cases was impressed with the project and said the residents will also have an input on this co-location centre. He assured UNAMID team that the GoS Police will make sure they have a special uniform for their officers so as to change the mindset of the locals and give them an overview which is far more different from the service uniform. He asked the team on how the collocation centre will handle the traumatized children. In his response Dr. Mutasem Almajali informed the team that UNAMID will not be limiting the nature of complaints reported because UNAMID aims not to change nor tamper with the constitution of Sudan or their laws but to cooperate and support the GoS Police with a better aim of leaving behind a legacy of modern policing. UNAMID will be responsible for mentoring, monitoring, advising the GoS Police and assisting in producing reports relating to the activities of GoS Police departments through the development of appropriate database. Regarding the issue of traumatized children, Dr. Mutasem said that the centre will only act as a reception centre for traumatized children before referring them to the specialized psychosocial counseling centre. Finally Dr. Mutasem advised them to put their requests in writing for the attention of UNAMID senior management.

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Group Photo of the Participants with the Deputy Police Commissioner (P&P)

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he Planning and Budget Department organized a twoday training course from 31 May to 1 June 2013, at the ARC Town Hall. The training was based on Performance Reporting and Records Keeping resulting from delivery of Police mandated activities in the field. The Workshop targeted Police Planning and Reporting officers drawn from the five (5) Sectors and Mission Headquarters respectively. Opening the workshop on 31 May, the Planning and Budget Coordinator Mr. Ahmad Mukarram said that the training programme was designed to highlight the importance of performance report and records keeping with a view to equip and enhance the ability and working capabilities of Police Advisors, particularly focal officers assigned with the responsible to prepare performance reports, work plans and actions plans. Noting, that the workshop would afford participants the opportunity to understand the Mission’s frameworks/concepts of performance reporting and records keeping guidelines. During the two-day interactive session, participants were taken through topics like: concepts and policies, budget flow Chart, Result Based Budget (RBB), Work Plan, Action Plan, Records Keeping, Portfolio of Evidence/Supporting Documents, Tips on Reporting Best Practices, Preparation of Performance (Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Bi-Annual and Annual) Report. Speaking at the closing ceremony on 1 June 2013, the Deputy Police Commissioner Policy and Planning (DPC P&P) Dr. Mutasem Aljadid Almajali said that his presence at the closing session was an assurance of Management’s commitment to capacitating personnel on best reporting practices. He spoke on the significance of records keeping and sourcing of planning officers with a view to improve performance measurement resulting to Result Based Budgetting (RBB) and performance report. He said that several symposia were organized by Mission Headquarters’ Planning Department as standard criteria for overcoming gaps due to rotation of focal point officers. It is to be noted that in view of the review of uniformed per-

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sonnel (RUP) and existing policies under review, RUP sensitizations were conducted in all five (5) sectors led by the DPC Policy and Planning in coordination with Planning and Budget Coordinator regarding enhancement of Mission Planning Processes. Dr. Mutasem A. Almajali also briefed the session about UNAMID Police Central Data Base Project and informed that it will eliminate the need for consulting with individuals in order to retrieve certain information. “We will have direct access to information of whatever we need at any level” he stated. He also emphasized on application and spreading of the knowledge which were delivered during the workshop. In closing he said “Don’t confine this knowledge to yourself”. Awarding of certificates to Participants and group photographs climaxed the occasion. The workshop was facilitated by personnel attached to the Planning and Budget Unit. Mohammed AL-SAIRAFI

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COMMUNITY POLICING AT A GLANCE Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.

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ommunity policing in Darfur has been in implementation for a number of years and has been delivering the critical results required to foster modern policing services for the people of Darfur. UNAMID Police officers operating in all team-sites have overseen the implementation of the community policing strategy with dogged tenacity especially bearing in mind that 70% of UNAMID Police mandate is community policing oriented. Having made the preceding observation it is pertinent to remind ourselves of the central tenets and principles underpinning the concept of community policing. This will facilitate and positively impact on our ability to continue to deliver quality policing services to the people of Darfur. It will also enable us to benchmark our performance against the general standards established for successfully implementation of community policing worldwide. For the purpose of our work,

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community policing embraces the following principles; POLICING IS VISIBLE AND ACCESSIBLE UNAMID Police have always engaged in high quality and visibility, confidence building patrols all over Darfur. The aim is to bolster public confidence, increase the level of security and ensure the protection of human life. In many locations across Darfur, UNAMID provides the only visible or accessible policing service to the people engaging in a minimum of 1350 patrols monthly across all sectors. The challenge facing us all is to increase the level of trust between the people and the local police forces to enable them take over this critical function of policing. Much has been done, but a lot more still remains to be done in the area of capacity development for the local police forces.

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POLICING INVOLVES COMMUNITY CONSULTATION, COOPERATION AND INTERDEPENDENCY As part of the structures set up all over Darfur to implement community policing, none has had a greater success or more lasting impact than the community safety committees. Leveraging on the local and traditional systems of governance and social control, community policing has sought to reinforce the strength and authority of traditional institutions and mechanisms of social control, the cumulative effect is greater acceptance and wider understanding of the concept and its strategies. Communal problems are jointly identified, prioritized and resolved thereby deepening access to justice, social inclusion and community cohesion. POLICING INVOLVES MULTI-AGENCY COLLABORATION Community policing likewise identifies other critical stakeholders from diverse areas of expertise and integrate them within the Community Safety Committees. This tends to provide greater pool of resource as well as expertise to assist in providing the best level of help required by the IDP’s. UNAMID Community Policing officers have been working with International non-Governmental Organizations and UN agencies to provide much needed relief and humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable, especially women and young persons

in mind that modern and effective community policing espouse the following key variables, which can be summed up as; • Community Policing relies on active partnership between the police and the community • Ensures the Police view their role as the provision of quality service to the people • Entails the Police adopt a problem solving approach to their work • Requires the Police to involve the community in deciding policing strategies Community Policing consequently follow these values • Respect for and protection of human rights • Transparency and openness in relation to all activities • Demonstrable commitment to providing the best policing services • Training and empowerment of all personnel to make the appropriate decisions at all levels • Willingness to seek, listen to and act on upon public opinion in regard to policing priorities • Accountability where all personnel are accountable for their actions or inactions and where members of the public have an effectual means of redress

POLICING IS ESSENTIALLLY PROACTIVE The strategy also ensures that the process of policing is not reduced to mere ad hoc functions, but rather it is a systematic and integrated problem solving approach designed to address the root causes of crime and social disorder problems rather than addressing the mere manifestations of such problems. The need for this proactive approach informed the need to set up strategic partnerships all over Darfur. This has empowered Communities to come up with initiatives and own solutions jointly agreed. The work of the Community Policing Volunteers (CPV) is of special importance and we feel a great sense of pride and achievement in their critically acclaimed work. POLICING IS ACCOUNTABLE It is clear, that with great power goes greater accountability. UNAMID Police have been playing an excellent role in increasing responsible and accountable policing in Darfur, by conducting regular patrols to GoS police formations and also following up on reports of crime and human rights violation, UNAMID has held the local police to greater standards of accountability. This has more than a salutary impact in terms of capacity development for the GoS Police as an institution POLICING IS ABOUT PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE The objective measure of any police service is public satisfaction with the services rendered. At all levels, monitoring and evaluation framework has scored UNAMID police high marks in discharging their responsibilities. In many team-sites, UNAMID Police are rendering services that transcend traditional policing services, includes English language classes for IDPs as well as many sensitization workshops covering different topics for the IDPS. We as UNAMID Community Police officers must always bear

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Police Advisor in front of Mellit primary school with the new generation of Darfur

COMMON MISCONCEPTION ABOUT COMMUNITY POLICING ‘’Community Policing is only for Community Policing focal officers’’ This is not the case. All UNAMID Police staff is first and foremost community Policing officers. The duty to disseminate the principles and practice of community policing lies with all UNAMID police not just Community Policing focal officers. The preceding underscores the vital role played by Community policing officers in all sectors. Officers-in-Charge (OICs) at the sectors have continued to exhibit professionalism in the daily discharge of their duties. UNAMID Police is very confident to deliver top quality policing services to the people of Darfur as well as engage in capacity development for the local Police.

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UNAMID POLICE STRATEGY FOR “PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS”

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Civilians have increasingly become the victims of armed conflict. In response, the Security Council has mandated a number of peacekeeping operations with the protection of civilians (POC) from physical violence.

rotection of Civilians’ is rooted in International Humanitarian Law which calls on belligerent actors to minimize harm to civilians and civilian property in the conduct of hostilities including use of excessive and disproportionate attacks/force. It also calls for the protection of civilians from violence. Following the atrocities against civilians in the 1990s especially in Bosnia, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda, the UN Security Council started including within the mandates of peacekeeping missions the ‘’protection of civilians from imminent violence/ threat”. The last decade or so also saw the development of the norms associated with the “responsibility to protect” and “protection of civilians in armed conflict” which include, yet go beyond, International Humanitarian Law. There are numerous actors involved in protecting civilians. National governments bear the primary responsibility for ensuring that their populations are effectively protected, and all parties to conflict – governments and armed groups – have an obligation to prevent harm to civilians in the conduct of hostilities.

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Actors at local level also play an important role, particularly where rights activists, civil society organizations (CSOs), women’s groups, and communities speak out on abuses and work to prevent violence. International actors, such as individual national governments, regional and international organizations, and the UN system all have important roles to play in raising awareness about situations, acting to preventing violence before it occurs, and taking measures to respond to grave situations of abuse. The UN Security Council’s role, to maintain international security, includes protecting civilians in armed conflict. Made explicit in 2009, the UNSC noted that ‘the deliberate targeting of civilians… may constitute a threat to international peace and security, and reaffirms… its readiness to consider such situations and, where necessary, to adopt appropriate steps.’ The protection of civilian is now recurrent theme in peacekeeping mandates. However there is a serious need to provide practical options for considerations for those undertaking this task in the field. A number of peacekeeping missions have a mandate to “protect civilians under threat of physical violence”, though states bear the primary responsibility for protecting

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their civilians, even though they may be unable or unwilling to do this. For this reason, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has developed means to improve the protection of civilians (PoC), including through UN peacekeeping missions. Conflict-affected communities where there is a peacekeeping mission present expect to be protected and consistently request better protection. This requires an ongoing effort by the UNSC, the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Troop and Police Contributing Countries (TCCs and PCCS), and individual UN missions. There have been significant normative and technical developments to explain what PoC means and how PoC mandates should be implemented. There remain, however, many challenges to implement these mandates and guidelines to effectively protect civilians on the ground. Implementation of the protection of civilians (PoC) mandate requires all mission components to work in a coordinated way, each bringing their own unique contribution to the table. The DPKO/DFS Framework for Drafting Comprehensive Protection of Civilian Strategies in UN Peacekeeping Operations explains that a PoC risk is calculated by weighing a given threat to a civilian population against its vulnerability to that threat. A variety of measures can be taken by a mission in order to prevent and respond to the identified PoC risks. The DPKO/ DFS Operational Concept on the Protection of Civilians in UN Peacekeeping Operations, which stresses prevention as a priority, organizes the work of UN peacekeeping missions in support of this mandated task into three tiers, each of which is pursued simultaneously: 1. Protection through political process 2. Providing protection from physical violence 3. Establishing a protective environment Peacekeeping missions can only function with the necessary troops, equipment, resources and training. Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and Police Contributing Countries (PCCs) should: 1. Ensure personnel are trained in IHL and PoC prior to and during their mission tour of duty; 2. Provide troops or police with the orders and equipment to implement each mission’s PoC mandate; 3. Learn from their experiences and ensure that PoC principles and approaches are integrated into national military and police doctrines and training materials. UNAMID Police Role & Strategy The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) adopted multi-dimensional strategy based on five pillars: 1. Physical Protection 2. Humanitarian Assistance 3. Protection of Access to Rights 4. Early recovery and Social Empowerment 5. Protection through Political Engagement It has also been envisioned that this strategy will be Community Based, Cluster Based and Human Rights & Gender Based. UNAMID Police is playing a pivotal role for the implementation of ‘Protection of Civilian’ strategy through its Civilian Police Advisors and Formed Police Units deployed across Darfur with a commitment to engage itself directly or in a coordinated and supportive role to other components of the mission. UNAMID Police has adopted community policing practices as part of its protection of civilian strategy to learn about the needs of the communities they serve. It is working with mem-

bers of the community to address security concerns as well as monitor and investigate reported cases in coordination with CPVs (Community Policing Volunteers). CPVs are members of the community nominated by the residents and recruited by the local police and community leaders to work as volunteers. More than 8000 CPVs have been trained by UNAMID Police in Darfur to contribute to a peaceful and secure environment in the area. As part of the PoC strategy and policy, about 5000 Police Advisors and Formed Police Unit (FPU) personnel regularly conduct patrols in IDP Camps as well as towns and villages to build the confidence of the civilian population, assess the security situation, monitor and mentor the local Police. Police Advisors carry out about 6000 Confidence Building, Security Assessment and Observation Patrols throughout the Mission’s Area of Responsibility (AOR) every month. UNAMID Police Advisors usually utilize 8000 Police Operational days and conduct 500 Medium Range and 100 Long Range Patrols throughout the Mission’s AOR monthly. These extensive Patrols have contributed to a safer environment for the affected population. The joint patrols with local police have enhanced the cooperation and coordination between UNAMID police and the community as well as local police. The visibility of UNAMID police advisors accompanied by community police volunteers in the camps has greatly improved security and built confidence among the IDP communities. Additionally, UNAMID police in partnership with international and national non-governmental organizations are working to empower the IDP community to organize and implement safety measures in the camps and work hand in hand with the local authorities as well as camp leaders in order to promote a sense of security, trust and confidence among themselves. 141 community safety committees have also been established in the camps which meet regularly to discuss security related issues and seek solutions to safety and security problems affecting the IDP population. It can be concluded that Peacekeeping is a temporary solution, however it can help the state take on its responsibility to protect civilians, by supporting security sector reform and rule of law development. Of course, UN peacekeeping missions do not and cannot ‘own’ the concept of protection. They bring international civilians, military and police skills and assets to operational arenas in which other protection actors are present, including the host state, mandated UN protection agencies, nongovernmental organizations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. It is essential that the actions are coherent and mutually reinforcing where possible. Indeed, the challenge of protecting civilians cuts to the core of the UN purpose—‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’

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Reference: 1. 2. 3. 4.

POTI ‘Protection of Civilians’ Course; UN Civil Affairs Handbook; OXFAM Policy Compendium Note, July 2012; Crisis Mapper Diary, ‘beyond Protection of Civilians’ Dec 2009. 5. UNAMID Police Operational Monthly Reports.

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UNITED POLICE WOMEN NETWORK (UPWN) JOINS DARFURIS IN COMMEMORATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY This year’s celebration of International Women’s Day was observed under the significant theme “a promise is a promise, time for action to end violence against women”

UNAMID Police woman and responsible of the Police Women Network, Farkhanda Iqbel (from Pakistan) embraces a Sudanese Policewoman before participating at the march organized by UNAMID to commemorate the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur.

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A woman enjoys the music played at the celebration organized by UNAMID to commemorate the International Women’s Day in El Fasher, North Darfur.


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he International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that has been observed since early 1900s following a great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world, booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. The day symbolizes a story of ordinary women as makers of history. It is the day when all women the world over, often divided by linguistic, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate and look back to a tradition that represents decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace, security and sustainable development for the female. Marking the International Women’s Day on 8 March annually is thus manifested by women’s organizations, Governments and the UN holding large-scale events that honour women’s advancement while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women’s equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life. Further, the IWD creates an opportunity for all actors including governments to highlight their achievements in gender equality and commit themselves to support women’s development. The event invites and inspires women to celebrate their achievements and move their agenda forward. These global webs of rich and diverse local activities connect women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, economic conferences, and social and networking events through to local craft markets, theatrical performances, fashion parades and more. In Darfur, International Women’s Day is celebrated since 2010 and has been providing women with an opportunity to share their experiences and collectively promote peace and empowerment of women. Each year UNAMID actively participates in the commemoration of the International Women’s Day in line with the implementation of its mandate of protection of civilians and promotion of human and economic rights. The celebration aims to bring up issues that concern women including socio-economic and political inequalities to gender based violence. This year, UNAMID in collaboration with United Nations Country Team (UNCT), State Governments, Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) and civil society organizations com-

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memorated the event in all five states of Darfur with both international as well as local themes. Some popular themes for the commemoration include: “Together to promote the dignity of Women and Girls”. “The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum in Darfur”. “Addressing and Achieving Gender Equality in Public Offices”. “Together for Women’s Empowerment and Ending Gender Violence” under the global theme “A Promise is a Promise, Time for Action to End Violence against Women”. In El-Fasher the commemoration was held on March 11, 2013. The day was marked with a route march from the Midwifery School, through market area to the premises of the North Darfur Legislative Council, which was climaxed with drama, cultural shows, and felicitation of outstanding women activists followed by key note speeches. Representatives of Civil Society joined UNAMID and other UN Agencies commemorating the event. The program was attended by the Wali of North Darfur, Speaker of the Legislative Council, Ministers for Social Affairs and Education, Director of National Security, Director of Police. Solidarity messages were shared with women from concerned citizens and dignitaries who attended the function. Representing UNAMID Joint Special representative (JSR ) was the Head of Rule of Law section Mr. Djibril Ly who read the UN Secretary General’s (UN SG) message. The UN SG message Insisted among other things that the welfare of all victims of sexual violence in conflict must be prosecuted and should be at the forefront of all gender mainstreaming activities. “To those women we say: the United Nations stands with you.” Mr. Djibril Ly further stated that the UN SG has instructed his senior advisors to make the UN’s response to sexual violence a priority in all peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace building activities. UNAMID Police Women Network (UPWN) took the day’s event to a different level as the Network organised various activities aside the day’s formal commemoration. Emillia VORSA Courtesy of Gender Advisory Unit (GAU)

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UNAMID POLICE WOMEN NETWORK PARTICIPATES IN 45 DAYS ACTIVITIES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL GIRLS

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n support of the Government of Sudan (GoS) Police, UNAMID Police Women Network (UPWN) participated in an open camp of 45-days activities for secondary school girls between the ages of 12 and 18 in El-Fasher, organized by the Community Policing section of the Government of Sudan (GoS) Police Women Network, at the Elsheik Ishag Basic School. The programme was coordinated by Sector North UNAMID Police Women Network branch in collaboration with UNAMID Community Outreach Unit (COU). Out of the 45 days, UNAMID participated in seven alternate days between 7 and 26 May, 2013. In the seven days, UNAMID Police Women Network (UPWN), conducted various activities ranging from sensitizations on Community Policing, Community Policing concept, human rights, basic children’s rights, girl’s empowerment, personal hygiene, disease prevention and immunization, first aid, landmine awareness, road safety, gender concept/roles/stereotypes, referral pathways, tree planting and vegetables, vaseline making and games and sports. The acting President of UNAMID Police Women Network Ms. Seynabou Diouf said that Education is the most powerful tool which can be used to change the world; emphasizing that it is the responsibility of all to work collectively towards promoting the dignity of women and girls. She thanked the GoS Police Women Network for their initiative to organize such an activity-filled programme for secondary school girls. She also thanked UNAMID Police Women Network and the UNAMID Community Outreach Unit (COU) for supporting the programme. Ms Juliana Abah, Sector North Mandate Implementation Officer/Deputy Sector Commander, in her remarks said that the programme was put together in order to enhance the women’s continual quest for knowledge which would be useful now and in the future. She expressed the hope that the relevant skills acquired during the programme will empower each and every one of the partici-

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pants to carry out their daily activities as well as facing challenges in the future. She urged the participants to put into practice what was imparted to them by the UNAMID Police women. She thanked the organizers of the programme and the school authorities for supporting the programme, she stated that the invitation extended by GoS Police leadership to UNAMID to participate in such programme, emphasized the importance in which UNAMID addresses the issue of child protection, gender mainstreaming and women empowerment. The GoS Police Chief of Community Policing Unit in El-Fasher, Major Abdul Wahab Altab who representing the GoS Police Liaison Officer remarked that UNAMID has a big role to play in the country particularly in the IDP camps. Adding that the cooperation between the GoS Police and UNAMID Police is commendable and expressed the hope that the cooperation would continue. The Programme Supervisor, Madam Fawazia Hussien Ahmed and representative of the secondary school girls, Afrah Mohamed Hussan appreciated UNAMID’s efforts for participating in the activity. They solicited for more support in funding the provision of materials for handicrafts. UNAMID Community Outreach Unit (COU) supported the programme by providing refreshments, T-shirts, caps, scarfs, books, pencils, pens, hand bands and school bags. These were presented to the GoS female Police Supervisor of the activity for the secondary school girls. The programme was interactive and they requested for replication of such topics and distributions of posters in the other schools within El-Fasher. Refreshments were also provided through-out these activities. The last day was marked with various sporting activities especially football in which the girls defeated the UNAMID Police Women Network by a lone goal.

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THE FPU COORDINATION OFFICE-MHQ AT A GLANCE A Formed Police Unit (FPU) is a team of 140 Police officers, deployed as a group, who undertake crowd control, protect UN staff and material and escort UN personnel when they must visit insecure regions of a mission area.

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he Mission Headquarters (MHQ) Formed Police Unit (FPU) Coordination Office is one of the key departments in UNAMID with overreaching responsibility for the fulfillment of UNAMID’s mandate. The Unit is headed by the Deputy Chief of Operations (FPU Coordinator). Currently the unit is being headed by the acting FPU Coordinator, Mr. Yanal Alkhas. In UNAMID, there are sixteen (16) operational Formed Police Units from different contributing countries. These FPUs are under the supervision of MHQ FPU Coordination Office which has

well trained and highly experienced FPU Liaison Officers with FPU background either from their country or previous mission experience. Mr. Moataz El-Tanir is the Officer in-Charge at MHQ. The Unit acts as a main focal point for all administrative matters for all FPUs in Darfur. Besides its regular activities, the FPU Liaison Officers assist in the verification of equipment, monitoring FPU activities/ duties, track the future deployment of FPUs in Darfur, supervise, advice and mentors FPU officers, coordinates the activities of FPU Commanders, generating required weekly report to Police division,

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through the Police Commissioner as well as assisting in selection and assessment of PFU personnel, as instructed by the Department for Peacekeeping Opertations (DPKO), prior to deployment in the Mission area. This is known as Pre-Deployment Visit or Former Police Assessment Team(PDV/ FPAT). Each sector has a Sector FPU Coordination Office with minimum of four FPU Liaison Officers unlike Sector South which has FPU Coordinator and six FPU Liaison Officers. MHQ FPU Coordination Office operates under four cells: administration and logistics are handled by Himyer Alquhali. This cell is responsible for processing claims for all FPUs in the Mission, preparation of weekly logistics reports and looks after relations of FPUs. Operations Cell is under Ackintunde Oyeniranand. It is responsible for Daily, weekly and monthly situation reports of FPUs through the five (5) sectors. Training Cell is handled by Josephine Dziko the only female certified FPAT/ AOC instructor in UNAMID. The cell deals with lectures in Induction Training to new arrivals on patrol with FPU, conducts mandatory operational readiness training to all units a month after their deployment to the Mission area and it conducts Assessment of Operational Capability (AOC) to all FPU contributing member states following instructions from DPKO prior to deployment of FPU to the Mission area. Currently in UNAMID there are seven (7) certified FPAT/AOC Instructors and three (3) Assistant Instructors. As FPU, our job is based on PLAN principle: Proportionality, Legality Accountability and Necessity. Personal safety is the most important of all because when we are safe, we can protect others. Always remember that Panic is our worst enemy because whenever we panic we make wrong decisions.

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SECTOR CENTRAL FPU VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS THE VOLLEYBALL TOURNMENT

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n 20 March 2013, Central Sector Formed Police Unit (FPU) Volleyball team won the final match of volleyball tournament between the Sectors in El-Fasher. The team was in competition with two volleyball teams from Sector North and Sector West. Sector Central won the match with two sets to one over Sector North and were presented gold medals and a trophy by acting UNAMID Police Commissioner Dr Syed Kaleem Imam.

Jane MUTESI The Police Commissioner in a group photo with the teams.

The Police Commissioner decorating the players with the tournament’s medals.

SECTOR SOUTH POLICE LEADERSHIP VISIT TO GoS POLICE HEADQUARTERS

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NAMID Sector Reform and Restructuring (R&R) in collaboration with GoS/Advisory and Gender Units met the Director of Government of Sudan (GoS) Police Liaison, Lt. Col. Al-Tom-Adam on 18 March, 2013, in his office in Nyala. The visit was to familiarize and brief him on Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) in the Sector. Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Sector R&R, Mr. Saleem Dehiah informed Lt. Col. Adam that QIPs Projects will be handed over soon: one Implementing Operations Room at Graida Hospital 100% complete and 3 others 90% complete. He added that four QIPs were allocated for the Sector in 2013 which are: two projects for GoS Police Station at Kass, one for Women Training Center at Al-Sunta and one for the rehabilitation of two existing water pumps at Ketilah localities. He informed him that one QIP proposal for Women Training Center is fully approved and 3 QIPs proposals are waiting for final approval. The GoS Liaison Office Director was thankful to UNAMID for the projects. He praised the construction of the Joint Security Operations Center (JSOC) at Otash which will improve security and informed them that GoS Police are ready to cooperate with UNAMID in all endeavors.

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UNAMID POLICE IN ZALINGEI SENSITIZES IDPS ON WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENCE AT ED-ELTIN BASIC SCHOOL

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NAMID Police held a sensitization programme in Zalinge on 27 March 2013, at Ed-eltin Basic School in Salaam internally displaced camp (IDP), as part of awareness campaign to reduce the incidence of water and sanitation related sicknesses because of inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day, and leads to impoverishment and diminished opportunities for thousands more. Addressing the teachers and pupils of the Ed-Eltin Basic School, Zalingei Team Site Commander, Sham Bhuiyan stated that “UNAMID’s aim is to save lives and prevent illness through awareness. Poor sanitation, water and hygiene have many other serious repercussions.” Justifying the need for safe water and cleanness, Mr. Sham remarked that diseases can as well be prevented or reduced with clean water, good sanitation and hygiene. Aminata Sesay gave some tips on how the people could clean up their water before drinking and maintain a healthy living. “To go healthy, you should boil and filter the water, wash your hands properly before and after meals and do the same when you go to the rest room, and advised that the living environment should be kept clean.

The activity was concluded with donation of some exercise books, stationeries and hand bands provided by the UNAMID, Zalingei Police and CPID.

Welcoming the UNAMID Police team to the School, the Principal Aziz Abdurrahman, commended UNAMID for the support rendered to the IDPs and requested for more in the areas of providing portable water, more classrooms and other facilities.

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SECTOR SOUTH CONDUCTS OPERATIONAL READINESS TRAINING FOR PAKISTAN FPU 4

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n 7 March 2013, the Formed Police Unit (FPU) in collaboration with the Training Unit ended a three-day Operational Readiness Training for 140 newly deployed Pakistan Formed Police Unit (FPU) at Pakistan FPU grounds, Super Camp, Nyala. The essence of the two-day training was to equip them with the knowledge and basic skills needed to carry out their duties efficiently and effectively in the course of implementing the mission’s mandate. In his remarks, the acting FPU Coordinator, Mr. Alimany Conteh stated that the three-day Operational Readiness training was facilitated by Sector FPU Coordination Office with technical assistance from Bangladesh 1 and Nepal FPU. He claimed that the participants after going through the training on crowd control, VIP protection, handcuffing, ambush, firearm and self-defense skills, they are better equipped to carry out their mandated tasks efficiently and effectively. In his remarks, the Chief Guest Mr. Edmund Ohene Bosompem thanked the facilitators for providing such training. He emphasized that the security situation in Sector South is calm but unpredict-

able. He urged them to take their duty seriously. He expressed the hope that PAK 4 FPU would be prepared to face the task ahead. The closing event was marked with a demonstration of crowd control tactics, ambush drill, martial arts, Pakistan cultural performance and presentation of Certificate of Performance by the outgoing Commanding Officer and two senior officers of Pakistan 3 FPU.

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UNAMID POLICE DONATE TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS TO SCHOOLS IN SARTONI MIDDLE MANAGMENT TRAINING FOR GOS POLICE

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ducational and sporting materials which totaled 40 black boards, 300 boxes of chalk, 539 rulers, 58 packets of pencils, 900 pencil sharpeners, 40 dusters, 4 sets of 18 sets of football kits, 85 school bags, 1440 exercise books, 500 wrist bands, 300 magazines, 600 stickers and 575 posters were on 7 May, 2013, presented by Sartoni Team Site on behalf of UNAMID to five schools in Samra Village during a Community Policing sensitization programme on the importance of education. The programme was jointly organized by the Sector North Community Policing Unit and the Communication and Public Information Division (CPID). Welcoming the UNAMID personnel to the village, the head of all the schools in Sartoni area Mr. Abubakar Mohammed Abdul Mollah Adam who was also the representative of the Sudan Liberation Army Abdul Wahid (SLA/W) and the representative of the Samra Village Sheik, Suleiman Essa Mohammed appreciated UNAMID for the good gesture and for the positive activities. They however used the occasion to highlight numerous problems being faced by the schools and the villages including lack of portable water, health care and food shortage and appealed to UNAMID for assistance. The acting Team Site Commander, Davies Lumanyemdo on behalf of UNAMID acting Police Commissioner stressed why education is important and how it can bring about awareness and development. He urged the participants to replicate whatever knowledge gained to friends, families and other villages. Over 200 students from Samra, Tui, Kagro, Bula and Burgu schools and the Community leaders participated in the programme.

NAMID Police in conjunction with Government of Sudan (GoS) trainers from Khartoum conducted a five-day Middle Management training for 30 GoS Police officers from 2 to 6 May 2013, at Umdourman University. The training focused on three main subjects: VIP Protection, Crime Scene Investigation and Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Present at the closing ceremony was the acting Deputy Sector East Commander Major Tareek Shaat, the GoS Deputy Commissioner of Police for the Eastern State Brig. Gen. Soleiman Mohamed and the entire Training unit staff from both UNAMID and GoS. The Eastern State GoS Police Commissioner appreciated the work done by UNAMID. Stating that the help with internal training while the central government focuses on high level trainings abroad. The Police officers were advised to practice the acquired knowledge and urged to share their experiences with other Police officers not privileged to attend the course. Climaxing the event was the awarding of certificates to all the 30 trainees.

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CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT TRAINING HELD AT (GoS) POLICE TRAINING CENTRE

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five-day Crime Scene Management course was held at the Government of Sudan (GoS) Training Centre from April 28 to May 1, 2013, for forty GoS Police Officers. In attendance at the closing ceremony were the Sector North Officer-in-Charge (OiC) Training Maclean Mugutha, GoS Chief of Police Training Section Major Mohammad Ibrahim among others. During the course, participants were taken through the following topics: Crime Scene Safety, Crime Scene Search Procedures, Sketching of Crime Scene, Evidence handling, Forensic and Fingerprinting. Giving an overview of the course, the course Coordinator dilated on the importance of the course and the conduct of participants throughout. He thanked the participants for dedicating their time to the training. Similar sentiments were expressed about the Sector North Officer-in-Charge of Training and the trainers for making the course possible. In his closing remarks, the GoS Chief of Police Training Section Major Mohammad Ibrahim spoke on the importance of Crime Scene Management and how critical it is to the lives of Police men/women around the world. Adding that the information acquired will help to widen the knowledge of their officers, which in turn will be beneficial to the people of Darfur. Muhammad Abdullah of behalf of his colleagues thanked UNAMID Police for the knowledge inculcated into them and promised to replicate what acquired into their day to day policing.

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CRIME SCENE MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR GoS POLICE OFFICERS AT SECTOR SOUTH

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ector South Training Unit in fulfillment of their UNAMID training package for GoS Police, on 9 March, 2013, concluded a five-day training for 40 GoS Police Officers on Crime Scene Management at Ead El-Fursan. The training was facilitated by trainers drawn from the Sector Training Unit to equip the participants with knowledge and skills on how to collect evidence, determine the causes, trend and mode of crime and create a forum to enhance a healthy interaction with GoS Police in a bid to share ideas on Crime Scene Management approaches. The Sector Training Facilitator, Ms. Cynthia Anderson said the the course was designed to practically enhance participants understanding on Rule of the first responding Officer, Crime Scene and Safety, Crime Scene Search Procedures, Crime Scene Sketch Drawing, Video Show on Crime Scene Management, Evidence Handling, Forensic and Finger Print and Forensic and Ballistics. The GoS Police Commander, Major Adam Mohammad Sillah thanked UNAMID Police for selecting the most appropriate subject for his men. He expressed the hope that what was acquired by his men would help the GoS Police service delivery in the area of crime scene management and investigations.

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Sector West Commander delivering certificate to a participant.

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he Sector West Police Commander Ms. Mamouna Ouedraogo officially closed a two-day UN Humanitarian Civil Military Coordination Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop, organized by Humanitarian Protection Strategic Division for 31 UNAMID Police and Military Components (including five females) at the Sector Headquarters conference room, El Geneina on Monday 22 April, 2013. In her closing remarks the Sector West Police Commander thanked the organizers for organizing such a course which at the end would help to improve the security situation in the Sector. She advised the participants not to keep the knowledge they

have acquired to themselves but to share it with their colleagues who were not privileged to attend for the benefit of the Sudanese, themselves, and their countries. She urged the Police and the Military to collaborate and coordinate with their civilian Humanitarian counterparts so as to make sure Darfur becomes a better place to live in. She implored both the Police and the Military to work together with a common goal for sustainable peace in Darfur.

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MANDATED TRAINING FOR VVIPs AND GoS POLICE AT SECTOR SOUTH

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ector South Training Unit in conjunction with facilitators from the Mission Headquarters Training cell conducted a five-day mandated training course on Training Needs Assessment and Criminal investigations for Very Very Important Persons (VVIPs) and 24 Senior Government of Sudan (GoS) Police officers at GoS Police Headquarters on 20 April, 2013. The Training was officially closed on 25 April, 2013. Representing Sector South Police Commander, Mr. Justine Mutale Officer-In-Charge Mandated Training appreciated the existing cooperation between UNAMID and GoS Police authorities. He thanked the GoS Police Commissioner for allowing the officers to attend the training and also thanked the participants for their cooperation.

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The South Darfur State GoS Police Commissioner Major General Taha Jalad Eldeen Ali in his remarks thanked UNAMID Police for conducting such an important training. He called on his officers to be professional in the discharge of their duties and urged them to share and put into practice what was learnt; hence developing their abilities. He thanked the Trainers from UNAMID for the good job and appealed for more training for his officers. The facilitators were awarded with certificates by the GoS Police Commissioner.

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SECTOR EAST POLICE LEADERSHIP VISITS REDISPLACED PERSONS FROM MUHAJERIA

O Acting Deputy Sector Commander with the redisplaced persons.

n 27 April 2013, a team led by the Sector East acting Deputy Sector Commander Mr. Samuel Sesay, paid a visit to Neem Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. This camp is known to accommodate 25,000 IDPs who fled their respective areas to seek refuge in this part of El-Daein locality in 2003. The purpose of the visit was to check on the life condition of an influx of 7,861 redisplaced vulnerable people (women and children) who fled Muhajeria due to recently erupted fighting between Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Minni Minawe Sudan Liberation Army movement in Muhajeria and Labado. He was accompanied by other Police Advisors from Neem Team Site. During the interactions with the Neem’s IDPs Umda Mr. Dabuk it was observed that since their arrival at the Neem IDP site, they have been visited by the Eastern State Governor Mr. Kasha and the Commissioner for Civil Affairs in El Daein. It was also confirmed that urgent help was provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) with food items given to 280 households, whilst non food items and water were provided by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other INGOs. Other challenging issues such as insufficient water, shelter, health hazards and security threats were observed during the visit.

Nyiringabo FADY Redisplaced persons from Muhajeria

The South Darfur State GoS Police Commissioner & trainees with the UNAMID Police trainers

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BASIC COMPUTER SKILL COURSE FOR GoS POLICE AT SECTOR WEST

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cting Sector West Police Commander and Chief of Operations Mr. Kaletsi Tefutor officially closed a five-day Basic Computer Course organized by the Sector Training Unit, for 20 Govenment of Sudan (GoS) Police Officers including a female at the GoS Training School, West Darfur State, El Geneina On Thursday, 21 March, 2013. Mr. Kaletsi Tefutor in his closing remarks congratulated the participants for making themselves available for the five days course and thanked the GoS Police Command for releasing personnel to attend the course. He pleaded with the GoS Command to allow more female Police Officers to participate in any organized course by UNAMID. He further advised them to continue practicing what they have learnt since the use of Computer needs constant practicing.

The Acting SW Police Commander Mr. Kaletsi Tefutor, unit heads and representative from GoS Police in a group photograph with participants.

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COMMUNITY POLICING COURSE FOR IDPs, GoS POLICE AND CPVs AT SECTOR WEST

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n 28 March, 2013, the Sector West Chief of Operations Mr. Kaletsi Tefutor officially closed a two-day Community Policing course organized by the Sector Training Unit, El Geneina for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Govenment of Sudan (GoS) Police and Community Policing Volunteers (CPVs) at Dorti Ardamata camp for both males and females at West Darfur State, El Geneina. The Sector West Chief of Operation thanked the participants for making themselves available for the course.He stated that UNAMID will continue to have close relationship with the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), GoS Police and CPVs and will continue to organize more courses. The Coordinator of the IDPs in evaluating the course thanked UNAMID for conducting a useful course for them. He said, they will cooperate with UNAMID in all endeavors. He finally pleaded with UNAMID to provide them with books and office space.

The Sector West Chief of Operations Mr. Kaletsi Tefutor addressing the participants

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he Arabic language is spoken by over 200 million people in almost 22 countries. Arabic speakers are mainly concentrated in the Middle East in an area expanding from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean; moreover, there are almost 3 million Arabic speakers living in the United States and Canada. Arabic is the Language of Quran, the Holy Book of Islam, so it is the language number one in almost all Islamic countries. It was adopted by the United Nations as one of its six official languages. The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters and each letter has rules for pronunciation. Almost all letters could be spelled in English; however, there are some letters that only exist in the Arabic language and have very special pronunciation like the KH, GH, and ‘AIN.

CONVERSATIONS How is the family? Kaifa hal alael Well. Thank God Bikhair, nashkur Allah Welcome back Alhamdu Lillah ala assalama Please, sit down Tafaddal biljulous God bless you Allah yibarek fik The weather is fine, it is sunny Attaqusu rae’h, innahu mushmes Where are you from? Mahia baladak? I am from England Ana mn Engeltera Where are the passport office and Custum? Ayna ala’ mna ala’ m wal jumruk? Where is the passport? Ayna jawaz assafar? Here is my passport Haza howa jawaz safari Where is the visa? Ayna atta’ shira? Here is the visa Hazihi hiya atta’ shira Where is your baggage? Aina amtea’tuka? These suitcases are mine Tilka alhaquae’b lee Will you open these please? Iftah hazihi min fadlik With pleasure,sir Bikulli suroor What do you have with you? Maza maa’ka? I have nothing to declare Ma maee’ shaya mamnooh I want house for rent Ana oreedo bytan lel ijaar Where is the clinic? Ayna al eiada? Where is the money change? Ayna assrafa What is exchange rate on the dollar? BKam sea’r aldolar? Where is the exit? Ayna babul khurouj? Follow me please Itbaa’ni min fadlik Do you have a room for me ? Hal indak ghorfa lee? I want a room for a month Orido ghorfa limmudat shahr How much do I owe you? Kam yanbaghi an adfah laka? Are you ready? Ha lanta jahez ? Do you have any baggage ? Hal ladyka amtea’? What is charge per night ? Kam alojra fi allayla? I would like to see you , if possible Arghab fi rua’yateka in amkan Good bye Ella alliqaa What I can do for you? Ma allazi astateeh an afalaho laka? I have a date with Mr….. Ana ala mawa’d maa’ assayed ….. at 10 o”clock fi assa’ aa’ alashira He is waiting for you Innahu fi intith’arik These are a good news Hazihi akhbar jayyida You can choose whatever you want Yumkinuka an takhtar minha ma tashss I would like to get in touch with them Awaddu , alittisala bihim Are you alone? Hal anta liwahdika? I am glad to meet you Ana sa’eed bilique’kum Do you have a map of the town? Hal indaka kharita lilmadina?

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Photo Gallery Organized By

Ayman Tawfiq

UNAMID Police Senior Managem Police leadership

UNAMID observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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UNAMID Police women network activities

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ment dine with GoS

Dr. Mutasem laying wreath in observance of the 19th Commemoration of Rwanda Genocide

UNAMID Family welcomes the new JSR Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas

Turkey and Tanzania Police contingents Medal Parades

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Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas the UNAMID JSR meets with the Police component

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