Diversion of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations: Observations Based on Missions in Sudan and South Sudan (Research Note 54)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

More than 100,000 police and military personnel are currently deployed as United Nations peacekeepers (known as  Blue Helmets) in 16 UN peacekeeping operations, with one in four of these peacekeepers deployed in South Sudan or Sudan. Between 2004 and 2014 there were at least 22 notable incidents of diversion or loss of weapons and ammunition during peacekeeping operations in these countries. These incidents, each of which involved the loss more than 10 weapons or more than 500 rounds of ammunition, have occurred during patrols, during attacks on convoys, and on fixed sites.