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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, explosive remnants of war (ERW) are continuouslycirculating in the country. Poor storage conditions, non-existent ammunition management and a lack ofphysical 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 theUnited Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic(MINUSCA), which assigned UNMAS the task of restoring a safer humanitarian environment. mandate wasrenewed under resolution 2301 (2016).

ACTIVITIES

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

FUNDING

UNMAS CAR is funded by the MINUSCA’s assessed budget until June 2017. The programme has identified a funding gap of $ 4,536,676 to implement an armoury project mandated by the Sanctions Committee in the 16 prefectures of the country and will seek funding through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

Updated: April 2017

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IMPACT

In 2016/17 budget year (as of July 1, 2016)

  • 198,602 ammunition and explosive items were destroyed and 316 kgs of explosives were burnt.
  • Built and rehabilitated: 8 armouries and 2 temporary mobile kits for national forces.
  • 49 members from national forces and UNPOL were trained as armourers.
  •  173,120 beneficiaries received 5,105 risk education sessions on ERW/SALW.

Since the beginning of the programme

  • Destroyed: 374,123 ammunition, 194 tons of commercial explosives and 790 weapons were cut through weapons shear.
  • 22 armoury constructions/rehabilitations and 5 temporary mobile kits for the national forces.   
  • 6 types of WAM trainings for 133 participants from national and UN forces.
  • 492,292 beneficiaries received 13,638 risk education sessions on ERW/SALW.

 

LINKS

MINUSCA Website


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