CIVPOL Headquarters, African Union Mission in Sudan
In a recent visit by the Deputy Head of Mission, his Excellency Ambassador Hassan Alieu Gabril and the Civilian Police Commissioner, Anand Pillay to Al Daein and Mournei, it was found that the presence of the African Union mission members have indeed made an impact in the day to day functioning of the local community.
It was found that the members are performing their responsibilities to the best of their abilities and irrespective of the shortcomings, still managed to execute the mandate of the African Mission in Sudan (AMIS). It became obvious that the projects and active participation by the CIVPOL members had indeed affected the situation in the respective IDP camps.
The establishments of woman’s forums, the screening of children movies to young ones, interaction between all scopes of the community, increased patrols and 24 hour manning of CIVPOL Police stations amongst others, resulted in better relations between the local authorities, the local community and the AMIS personnel. This in turn brought forward the decrease in crimes reported, more effective policing and cooperation from the community.
The safety of the internally displaced persons (IDP’s) has also been dramatically affected as could be derived from the number of incidents directed toward individuals. Less and less incidents of Human Rights Abuse are reported and this could largely be contributed to the presence of the CIVPOL component in and around the IDP camps.
Statement compiled by the Office of the Media Liaison Officer AMIS CIVPOL
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