Two peacekeepers freed after 136 days in captivity in Darfur

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Freed UNAMID peacekeepers

• Two peacekeepers of the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were freed on Wednesday after 136 days in captivity. The police officers from Jordan were abducted on 20 August 2012 while on patrol in the town of Kabkabiya in North Darfur. UNAMID has thanked the governments of Sudan and Jordan for their assistance in the safe release of the peacekeepers.

Women farmers benefit from reclaimed land in Gambia

Women in Gambia

• More than 80,000 people in The Gambia are benefiting from a project that reclaims and develops degraded land to use for agriculture. Funded by the UN Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), it uses very simple technologies. A number of dykes and spillways have been built to retain water making the land more productive.

Insecurity hinders access to needy people in Central African Republic

Displaced people in CAR

•Relief workers are concerned about a lack of access to people displaced by violence in the Central African Republic. The UN Humanitarian Affairs Office (OCHA) estimates that 316,000 people have fled the areas that have been attacked by the "Seleka" rebel groups. Humanitarian workers want to have access to the people in need.

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Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Rossie Starr

Duration: 10'00"

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