AU, UNAMID sign funding agreement for Darfur

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The African Union (AU) and the Joint UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have signed an agreement for a variety of humanitarian, development and peace-building projects in Darfur.

AU said in a statement on Sunday that the funds of 2.98 million U.S. dollars were originally part of a 10-million-dollar donation from Japan for this purpose.

The funds shall be administered by the Trust Fund for the Support of Lasting Peace in Darfur, said the statement.

El-Ghassim Wane, AU director of peace and security, and Mohamed Ibn Chambas, AU-UN joint special representative for Darfur, signed the deal at the AU headquarters on the sidelines of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the OAU/AU.

Since the initial deployment on Dec. 31, 2007, UNAMID is tasked with protecting civilians, contributing to security for humanitarian assistance and assisting an inclusive political process, among others. Endi

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