Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the looting of Saraf Umrah site
The Secretary-General condemns the looting of the first site, Saraf Umrah in Darfur, handed over to the Sudanese authorities following the end of the UNAMID mandate in December 2020. At a time when community needs in Sudan are increasingly pressing, the site was intended to serve as a vocational training centre; unknown assailants have dashed that opportunity.
The Secretary-General calls on the Sudanese authorities to investigate the incident and ensure sufficient security presences for subsequent handovers so that facilities are preserved for civilian use.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General
New York, 23 February 2021