UN Darfur mission likely to continue due to large number of displaced

UNAMID troops conduct a routine patrol in the camp for internally displaced persons. UN File Photo/Albert González Farran

The large number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Sudanese region of Darfur means that the UN mission there (UNAMID) is likely to continue.

That's according to the Acting UNAMID Police Commissioner, Dr Mutasem Almajali, who says the number of IDPs in the country has nearly doubled to almost 2.6 million people in the past year.

UNAMID, a hybrid mission between the UN and the African Union, was first established in 2007 following the outbreak of a civil war in Darfur.

Basma Bitar-Baghal spoke to Dr Almajali and asked him about the current situation in the country.

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