Title: Integration of more than (5,000) soldiers in eastern Sudan
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 12-20-2014, 03:56 PM
December 20, 2014-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline -Sudan Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (SDDRC) disclosed completion of preparations for integration of (5,500) in the three eastern states. The SDDRC spokesman, Shukri Mohammed Ali, said in press statements on Friday that three plans have been develop to integrate eastern Sudan’s soldiers for 2014-2015, announcing that efforts being made to resume the program in the states of eastern Sudan where a workshop for donors and relevant authorities to resume the program has started.
Ali said that SDDRC would work to avoid any shortcomings in carrying out the new program to ensure accuracy of the numbers and figures, explaining that integration of soldiers of eastern Sudan is considered the first experience of demobilization and reintegration in Sudan as a whole
UNAMID Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Section, in coordination with the UN Development Programme and UNICEF, supports technically and logistically the Government of Sudan in the planning an implementation of the Darfur DDR Programme. This Programme is designed based on the Final Security Arrangements’ provisions of the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) signed in May 2006 and the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) adopted in July 2011 by the Sudanese Government and Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).
In 2008, the Darfur Security Arrangements Implementation Commission commenced the disarmament exercise of the movements who signed the Declaration of Commitment to the DPA as part of the integration of the ex-combatants into the National Security Institutions. As a result of the disarmament exercise and the need to address those who do not qualify for integration, the Sudan DDR Commission started the demobilization of that group in 2009.
As with the DDPD, the verification exercise of the elements of the LJM carried out on March 2012 will provide the basis and caseload to be addressed