Peace agreement in Darfur will help protection of civilians

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A UNAMID Formed Police Unit Officer from Jordan interacts with a child in Zam Zam camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), North Darfur. Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran, UNAMID

A peace agreement between warring parties in Darfur will make it easier for the United Nations to protect civilians in the Sudanese region, according to the UN's force commander there.

The security situation in Darfur has deteriorated over the past year marked by ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Government and rebels, as well as an upsurge in inter-communal violence.

The UN peacekeeping mission, UNAMID, says that since the beginning of 2014, around 200,000 people have been driven from their homes.

UN officials have repeatedly called on all sides to join negotiations aimed at achieving a permanent ceasefire.

Joshua Mmali asked the UNAMID Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Paul Ignace Mella about the current situation in the region.

Duration: 2'36"

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