2014 | UN Secretary-General Report April 2014 on the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
In this report the Secretary-General expresses serious concern about the deployment of the Government’s Rapid Support Force in South Darfur, following the outbreak of fighting, amidst impediments intentionally created by the Government of Sudan for providing humanitarian assistance to the people of the region.
The report notes an increase in the number of crimes and human rights violations in comparison to the previous reporting period. There has also been little progress made either by the Government of Sudan or by the liberation movements in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (see our legal instruments page). On the other hand, the research does reveal a good level of awareness of the Document and strong support for the dialogue between civil society leaders and representatives of the peace centers in Sudan.
Ensuring accountability for human rights violations, in particular sexual crimes, in Darfur remains a challenge. One of major causes is the under-reporting of sexual violence by victims. To address this problem the Government of West Darfur has recruited 38 new female Government police officers.
In view of the overall deteriorating situation in Darfur the UNAMID police and civilian components have decided to refocus their activities giving priority to the physical protection of civilians, issues of HIV/AIDS, gender, child protection and rule of law component.