Burundi

MAG Burundi Monthly Update - Oct 2008

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Burundian Army (FDN):

The MANPADS destruction is completed and the weapons destruction is carrying on at the destruction workshop.

The main work of the improvement of the Logistic Base has been completed however a second extension of the North perimeter has been requested to secure other ammunition stores.

Burundian Police (PNB):

MAG Mobile Team is carrying on collect of weapons/ammunition seized by the police. In order to increase the safety of armouries and ammunition stores police handovers to MAG hazardous and unserviceable weapons/ammunition held by them.

Two TFMs have been deployed to support Nairobi Protocol, Art 6, 7 and 8. The 3 main objectives are the following:

- Assessment of quantity and quality of weapons/ammunition held by the police;

- Assessment of armouries/weapons facilities;

- Assessment the level of knowledge in term of weapons management.

This 5 months project will allow leading new projects.

Monthly Statistics

Summary table:

Designation
Number gathered or destroyed
Ammunition
Army - FDN
Police - PNB
SAA
8,199
Mines AP - AT
7
Hand Grenades
257
Rifle Grenades
25
Rockets
10
Rockets Propellers
8
Missiles - MANPADS
39
Mortar shells
4
Artillery shells
1
Explosives charges
1
Detonators/Fuze
133
Total ERW for September
39
8,644
Total ERW
33,539
44,216
Designation
Number gathered or destroyed
Weapons
Army - FDN
Police - PNB
Pistol
5
Flare pistol
Rifle
8
Assault rifle
1,042
97
Sub machine gun
24
Machine Gun
4
Heavy Machine Gun
Grenade Launcher
Rocket Launcher
Mortar Launcher
RS Gun
Improvised gun - Mugobore
6
Magazines
709
Bayonet
3
Total LW for September
1,042
856
Total LW
4,102
1,952


Contact:
Didier Leonard
Technical Field Manager - Leader
Mobile: (+257) 79.456-273
Email: didier.leonard@magburundi.org