Press releases

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 10 Feb 2019 - An Ethiopian military helicopter registration Number UNO 379P with 23 passengers on board has crashed today at around 1310H inside the compound of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) killing three of its crew members. The MI-8 helicopter was on routine...
  • 16 May 2018 - The Security Council on 15 May 2018 decided to extend, for six months, mandates of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) relating to the delivery of humanitarian assistance and the protection of civilians, among others, while also underlining that its...
  • 06 Apr 2018 - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the appointment of Major General Gebre Adhana Woldezgu of Ethiopia as his new Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).Major General Woldezgu succeeds Major...
  • 21 Feb 2018 - The attention of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) is drawn to a news story carried by Radio Tamazuj under the caption “UNISFA bows to local pressure, fires engineering department head,” and credited to the Ngok Dinka paramount Chief, Bulabek Deng Kuol,...
  • 23 Sep 2017 - Assistant Inspector of Police Annah Chota from Zimbabwe has received the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award for her service and achievements in the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The award was given at the International Women and Law...
  • Troops on monitoring and ground patrol in Abyei

    23 Jul 2017 - 23 July 2017 | Abyei  - The United Nations Interim Security for Abyei (UNISFA) calls for restraint and calm among communities in Abyei Area following the violent incident on 22 July 2017 along the highway of Todach to Goli, some 27 kilometers from Abyei town, that left eight...
  • UNISFA Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander meets with the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya community leaders to discuss the peace and security situation in Abyei area and the peacebuilding efforts in the region.

    12 Jul 2017 - The United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) condemns all attacks perpetrated by unknown armed groups in Abyei Area which resulted in deaths and injuries of civilians.   UNISFA expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy to the...

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