Former fighters from Darfur hand in weapons

More than 1,000 former fighters from Sudan's armed forces and Darfur's rebel groups are handing in their weapons.

Small arms at a disarmament collection point in Akobo, Sudan

It’s part of a United Nations program to reintegrate them into civilian life. 

The joint African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)says when they hand over their weapons, the former fighters receive some material support and occupational training to help them get jobs and earn money.

Fighting has raged in Darfur on and off since 2003. 


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