Weapons theft compromising more peacekeeping missions around globe
Thursday November 9 2017
A damaged Amisom vehicle near Afgoye town, some 30 kilometres northwest of Mogadishu following a suicide attack. PHOTO FILE | AFP
A recent report by the Small Arms Survey titled Making a Tough Job More Difficult: Loss of Arms and Ammunition in Peace Operations, notes that the materials lost comprise thousands of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition.
Other studies show that Amisom is far more hazardous than in any of the UN’s 60-plus peacekeeping operations over the past 70 years. Attacks on bases have also resulted in the loss of a substantial amount of weapons.