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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 continuously circulating in the country. Poor storage conditions, non-existent ammunition and weapons 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 United Nations 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 Programme in CAR is currently funded by the MINUSCA assessed budget covering the period from 1st July 2018 until 30th June 2019. Furthermore, UNMAS is grateful for a contribution from the European Union to extend specialized infrastructure construction activities and capacity building of the National Defence Forces in weapons and ammunition management (WAM). However, considering the priorities of National Authorities and MINUSCA, in terms of support the extension of state authority, National Reconciliation, Security and peacebuilding, UNMAS is seeking additional funds to support at best the deployment the Defense and Internal Security Nationals Forces in terms specialized infrastructure construction activities and capacity building in WAM, the operationalization of the COMNAT-SALW, as well as activities reduction of the armed violence and awareness.

Updated: October 2018

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IMPACT

Since the beginning of the programme (2014)

  • 2,988 weapons were destroyed
  • Destroyed: 2,336,353 ammunition, 246,666 explosive items and 194 tons of commercial explosives
  • 49 armoury constructions/rehabilitations and 10 temporary kits for the national forces.
  • 6 types of WAM trainings for 232 participants from national and UN forces.
  • 575,860 beneficiaries received 18,031 risk education sessions on ERW/SALW.

 

LINKS

MINUSCA Website


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