ANNEX A TO UNAMID MSD QUICK GUIDE CHALLENGES / RESTRICTIONS BY GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN ON UNAMID OPERATIONS

2011 / 12 Section Aviation Challenges Procedural delays and refusal to grant permission/clearance to UNAMID flights by Military Intelligence, National Security and Sudan Civilian Aviation Authority. Occurs when amendments to daily flight schedule (DFS) are submitted. No reason is given for refusal verbally or in writing Total denial by GoS authorities (MI/NS/SCAA) for Medevac/Casevac flight to land at Super Camps having level II and III medical facilities available as well as refusal for night flights. No reason is given for refusal verbally or in writing Restriction of movement to certain areas by MI GoS Effects Flight delays and disruption of air operations Same Challenges

2012 / 13 Effects Same

Life threatening consequences. Serious impediment in swift and direct transportation of critical cases from Team Sites to Level-III hospitals in Nyala Super Camp noting road distance from Nyala Airport to the Super Camp is 22km Flights to Sortoni problematic.

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Deteriorating security situation, including factional and tribal conflicts, particularly in North and Central Sectors Working closely with GoS on rehabilitation of Shawa and operationalisation of El Genieina; airfield lighting

Impact on air operations and resupply of Team Sites.

Obtaining clearances from MI for flight operations and airport facilities installation / development.

Projects planned for the rehabilitation of Darfur Airports suffered affecting operational capability

Anticipate some improvement

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CITS, Engineering

Restrictions on importation of equipment from some countries, delayed clearances and restrictions on installation Inconsistency in the application of VAT. Though exempted, GoS requires original invoices by vendors. Furthermore, for every local invoice paid, a separate Note Verbal is issued to GoS Tax authority thru MOFA Increasing interference in the operations of PX contractor by different agencies of GOS. (i) refusal by GoS to clear shipments at the port or to transport shipments by land without armed escort; interrogation of ESKO staff by GoS agents at Khartoum airport when merchandise are to be airlifted by commercial airlines;

Delays in execution of CITS projects, including backbone projects, aimed at providing better services mission-wide Delays in payment transactions and extra workload and risk of loss of original invoices once removed from UNAMID archived files.

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Finance

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General Services

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Delayed shipments to UNAMID PX operations resulting in low and nonexistent stocks in remote sites and low moral of the staff in Sectors Two containers of electronics, toiletries, tobacco and perfumes were sent back from Port Sudan to Haiti and Liberia due to refusal of GoS agents to clear them after spending eight (8) months at the port

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Human Resources

Delays in issuance of Sudanese visas

Recruitment lead-time has increased, affecting delivery of mandate. Hiring managers and candidates frustrated. Number of good candidates lost to other missions

Situation exacerbated by prolonged period of non-visa issue

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Restriction of movement of national staff, including their arrests and harassment Medical Denial of import license approval for narcotics, insistence on procurement from GoS authorised outlets, and on the quantities to be procured Denial of clearance approval on reproductive health materials GoS approval required for cargo that can be airlifted on UN aircraft to Team Sites

Low morale of national staff, especially those frequently travelling on duty Prescribed quantities of narcotics do not meet UNAMID requirements; hampering implementation of UN policy on prevention and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS Delays in the resupply of crucial items like spare parts, rations, medical supplies including blood. Spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables No passenger to board/or be added to UNAMID aircraft at short notice without prior National Security/ Military Intelligence approval. Problematic for UNISFA and UNMISS Same Same

MovCon, Transport, Medical, Procurement and Contracts Management

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GoS-approval required for passengers transported in UN aircraft

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GoS-approval required for moving UNOE to other Missions GoS delays on delivering paperwork (Yellow Copy of F1 form) to the entry points of importation GoS denial to conduct business with certain countries. This defies the terms of the SOFA agreement and the rules and

Same

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Delays in clearing goods and increased demurrage

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Delays in operations implementation

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Supply

regulations of the organization GoS insistence on escorting trucks carrying containers loaded with food rations from El Obeid into Darfur, and frequent stoppage or cancellations of transportation GoS insistence that all trucks carrying container loaded with food rations being delivered from UNAMID Super Camp to team sites be either on UNAMID-escorted convoy or GoS-escorted convoy. These convoys are not reliable as multiple cancellations were experienced by the Mission GoS restriction on movement of trucks carrying fuel due to security reasons, including clearance denial for UNAMID escorted convoys

Food rations meant for consumption at certain periods could not be supplied timely to the troops who ended up with fewer entitlements than expected. The contractor requested UNAMID to fly the food using its air assets or approval from the Mission to fly the food by commercial means to the destinations resulting in additional cost to the mission

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Convoys were considerably delayed threatening stock replenishment of fuel in general and from hubs to team site locations in particular Improper disposal of solid wastes within the camp, posing health risks to the camp residents No hydro-geophysical surveys have been carried out in El Geneina, resulting in continuous outsourcing of water from vendors *****

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Water / Environment

GoS yet to provide land for one landfill site (El Geneina) and tipping site at 24 team site locations Delays in acquiring land for carrying out hydro-geophysical surveys and development of boreholes

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