UN condemns looting of UNAMID and calls for protection of liquidation team
December 25, 2021 (KHARTOUM) – The spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General condemned the looting of the former UNMAID base in El-Fasher in North Darfur, urged the Sudanese authorities to protect civilian and military personnel remaining in liquidation.
The mob broke into the northern part of the UNAMID logistics base where it looted property and equipment, three days after it was handed over to state authorities on December 21.
“The Secretary-General condemns the looting and reported violence occurring around the former United Nations logistics base in El Fasher since December 24, 2021 in part of the former base (…), Farhan Haq said on Saturday. , UN deputy spokesperson.
“The security of the personnel of the former United Nations and African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, who remain at the grassroots is currently a primary concern,” Hag said.
In her speech at the handover ceremony on December 21, Khardiata Lo N’Diaye, Deputy Chief of UNITAMS expressed concern for “the safety and security of the UNAMID liquidation team and the integrity actives “.
She urged the Sudanese authorities to protect UNAMID personnel and to take decisive measures to prevent any “threat or violence against the camp and the personnel”.
The United Nations still has a team in the Super Camp outside of El-Fasher responsible for the liquidation process until the end of June 2022.
There are two United Nations police officers and 360 police officers, as well as 130 international staff, 155 national staff, 3 temporary posts and 15 United Nations volunteers.
Hag expressed hope that the Sudanese authorities will put an end to the looting in El Fasher and that the remaining infrastructure, equipment and goods can be administered for civilian purposes.
Darfur Governor Minni Minnawi condemned the looting, adding that he had ordered an investigation into the incident.