“RESPONDING TO THE FAILURE OF UNAMID, THE ‘UN/AFRICAN UNION MISSION IN DARFUR'”
Eric Reeves, 21 July 2014 | http://wp.me/p45rOG-1np
The UN, the African Union, and the international community as a whole have acquiesced in this failure, at the cost of unfathomable suffering and destruction among the people of Darfur. Photographs, with accompanying synopses, at http://sudanreeves.org/category/photos/ and a forthcoming analysis are part of a reckoning…
Total destruction of lives and livelihoods has been the object of thousands of attacks on the villages of non-Arab/African tribal groups
Inaction by UNAMID—here during a militia attack earlier this year on displaced persons very near a UNAMID base in Kutum, North Darfur—has been a continuing disgrace to the very notion of civilian protection, the core of UNAMID’s mandate under Chapter 7 authority of the UN Charter.
In a scathing analysis of UNAMID this past April, Colum Lynch in Foreign Policy uses confidential and internal UNAMID documents to paint a devastating portrait of incompetence, self-serving reporting, and outright mendacity, as well as a disgraceful lack of concern for the critical mandate of the mission:
“They Just Stood Watching,” Foreign Policy, April 7, 2014 by Colum Lynch http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/04/07/special_report_darfur_united_nations_peacekeeping_investigation