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November 26, 2022

Reuters: Darfur peacekeepers short of men, gear - general. Overstretched peacekeepers in Darfur lack vehicles, helicopters and other equipment and could be in trouble if seriously attacked, the force's deputy commander said on Tuesday. The joint U.N.-African Union force now has about 12,000 soldiers and police, less than half of a promised 26,000, almost a year after it arrived in Sudan's violent west. Major General Emmanuel Karenzi told reporters the mission was severely short of equipment, including a total lack of transport and attack helicopters. "If you are talking about a fully-fledged attack on UNAMID with big weapons we may find ourselves in a difficult position to defend ourselves."

Associated Press: UN says aid to Darfurians can't go on indefinitely. The U.N. humanitarian chief warned Tuesday that international aid for millions of Darfur residents can not go on indefinitely and said the Sudanese government and rebels must negotiate a solution that would allow the displaced to return home. John Holmes made the comments as he visited Kalma camp, home to around 100,000 of the more than 2.5 million people displaced by fighting in the large region of western Sudan since 2003. Earlier this month, Holmes appealed for $2.2 billion in donations to fund U.N. aid for Sudan, most of which would go to Darfur.

Bloomberg: United Nations Urges More Security for Displaced at Sudan Camp. A camp for Sudanese people displaced by fighting in the western Darfur region needs more protection, the United Nations' humanitarian chief said. At least 33 civilians died and 108 were wounded at the Kalma camp in August when government security forces opened fire on its occupants. Sudan's government claimed police were responding to fire from inside the camp, which houses more than 80,000 people. The UN-led peacekeeping mission in Darfur, known as Unamid, has since increased its presence in the area.

Agence France Presse: Sudan's Beshir to meet Chad's Deby, but not yet. Sudan said on Wednesday that President Omar al-Beshir will not meet his Chadian counterpart Idriss Deby Itno on the margins of an imminent international conference in Qatar, as previously announced. Presidential advisor Mustafa Osman Ismail said that the two leaders would meet at some point but that "the date and venue of the summit have not been determined yet," the official SUNA news agency reported. The two men were due to meet for the first time after their countries re-established diplomatic relations on November 9 following a six-month hiatus when Sudan accused Ndjamena of backing a Darfur rebel assault on Khartoum.

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