Press releases

  • 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. The significance of the two meetings was the attendance of both the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya...
  • 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...
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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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