Monday, December 28, 2009

Report on arms flows and holdings in Sudan

In Dec. 2009, the Small Arms Survey based in Geneva, Switzerland, released a good summary of arms flows to the Sudan government, Southern Sudanese government and armed groups that oppose the governments. Titled "Supply and Demand: Arms Flows and Holdings in Sudan," it indicates that all parties are building up their supplies of arms. China and Iran account for more than 90 percent of all of the northern government's imports of small arms and ammunition. Chad, Libya and Eritrea have been arming non-state groups in Darfur. You can access the report in PDF format here. Image: A graphic from the report.

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