How MAG is helping in Sierra Leone
MAG is working in Sierra Leone as part of our regional arms management and destruction programme. AMD is primarily about reducing the risk and impact of devastating unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS), and the risk of weapons and munitions being diverted to the illicit arms trade. UEMS and diversion both come at an enormous and devastating human cost.
Our work in the country currently involves weapons cutting and assessments.
This aims to improve the safe and accountable destruction of weapons and small arms ammunition. Destruction methods ensure that all working parts of a weapon are put beyond use.
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Undertaken in full partnership with national authorities, these are key to MAG’s AMD work: an assessment team evaluates the condition of the infrastructure and its surroundings, the condition of the weapons and ammunition stockpiles, as well as the stockpile management procedures and processes in place.