Press releases

  • 04 Sep 2021 - Abyei, 4 September 2021 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) has expressed grave concern over the recent developments in some areas in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal's Aweil North and Aweil East counties leading to the forced relocation of UN troops and closure of the Kiir Adem and War Abar team sites   
  • 15 Jul 2020 - Abyei, 15 July 2020 – The attention of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is drawn to a news story by Radio Debanga captioned ‘Peacekeeper killed in Southern Sudan”, in which a UNISFA peacekeeper is said to have been shot dead in Sudan. at Kadugli, Southern Kordofan, on Monday, 13 July 2020.
  • 16 Apr 2020 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) strongly condemns the organised armed attack by Misseriya on Mabok village in southern Abyei on 13 April which resulted in the death of four Ngok Dinka and kidnapping of one child while some 50 dwellings in the village were burnt down.
  • 10 Apr 2020 - The United Nations’ Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) facilitated two meetings between the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya traditional leaders at Diffra on 16 March and 9 April.
  • 26 Mar 2020 - In view of the changing global situation relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is taking the necessary steps to prevent its spread and gear up for any eventuality. UNISFA is keeping the situation under control and will continue to prioritize and implement its core protection of civilians mandate.
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    08 Nov 2019 - An unknown armed group launched an early morning attack on the Ngok Dinka village of Miodol, 29 kilometres north-east of Abyei town, killing seven persons, (four males and three females all Ngok Dinkas) on 7 November 2019. Two male Dinkas were wounded in the attack while two others were abducted by the gunmen.
  • 16 Jul 2019 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)’s Acting Head of Mission/Force Commander, Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam, strongly condemns the unprovoked attack by a group of unknown armed men on UNISFA peacekeepers providing security at the Amiet market in which one Ethiopian soldier was killed and another critically wounded.
  • 28 Mar 2019 - A three-day conference jointly organized by United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), FAO and IOM ended yesterday in Todach 18 kms north of Abyei mission Headquarters. A total of 85 participants from both Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities including 14 women representatives attended the conference.
  • 27 Mar 2019 - Four Dinka women kidnapped on 22 March while they were out to fetch thatch grass at Tol Mach few kilometers from Abyei town have been rescued by the Ethiopian 21st Battalion. The rescued women were yesterday handed over to the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief at a ceremony at the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Headquarters in Abyei.
  • 17 Feb 2019 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced on 8 February 2019 the appointment of Major General Mehari Zewde Gebremariam of Ethiopia as Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). He succeeds Major General Gebre Adhana Woldezgu of Ethiopia who will complete his assignment on 23 April 2019.  The Secretary-General is grateful for his tireless dedication, invaluable service and effective leadership of UNISFA.