UN Mission team in Darfur, finalists for UN Chief's awards for courage

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A woman rides a donkey loaded with water jerry cans, while UNAMID troops conduct a routine patrol. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

A team from the UN's mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been selected as finalists for the annual Secretary General Awards, after carrying out an emergency life-saving operation.

The mission's Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Liaison section carried out the operation in February 2013, in response to inter-communal violence in the troubled North Darfur region.

The team members are finalists for the Courage award, for staff who uphold UN values "in a physically dangerous environment."

The humanitarian situation in Darfur remains dire with over two million displaced across the region, since the conflict began in 2003.

Setyo Budi spoke to Zurab Elzarov, the officer in charge of the section, about their work and the challenges they still encounter.

Duration: 4'59"

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