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Central African Republic

Risk Education in a School in Bangui. Photo: UNMAS CAR

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ABOUT

Large quantities of weapons, obsolete ammunition, ERW are continuously circulating in the country. Poor storage conditions, non-existent ammunition management and a lack of physical security place civilians and local infrastructure at risk. UNMAS deployed to CAR in January 2014. Shortly thereafter, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2149 (2014), establishing the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which assigned UNMAS the task of restoring a safer humanitarian environment. Mandate was renewed under resolution 2387 (2017).

ACTIVITIES

To support the MINUSCA’s mandate working under the pillar of the Protection of Civilians, UNMAS performs the following tasks:

FUNDING

UNMAS CAR is funded by the MINUSCA’s assessed budget until June 2018. The recent resurgence of conflict in several provinces of CAR increased the need for humanitarian assistance across the country, including for risk awareness and explosive ordnance disposal activities. Therefore, UNMAS is seeking additional funds through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to extend its humanitarian response.

Updated: January 2018

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IMPACT

  • 801,624 ammunition and explosive items were destroyed.
  • 51 members from national forces and UNPOL were trained as armourers.
  • 37,624 beneficiaries received 1,401 risk education sessions on ERW/SALW.
  • Destroyed: 1,165,324 ammunition and 194 tons of commercial explosives.
  • 29 armoury constructions/rehabilitations and 5 temporary mobile kits for the national forces.
  • 6 types of WAM trainings for 185 participants from national and UN forces.
  • 562,630 beneficiaries received 17,568 risk education sessions on ERW/SALW.

 

LINKS

MINUSCA Website


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