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Guinea-Bissau. 2010 ‘Stock Management.’ National Report of Guinea-Bissau on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA), p. 6. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Guinea-Bissau to the United Nations. 1 January

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1.3 Stock Management

The political‐military conflict of 1998‐1999 put weapons in the hands of the population. The worst was the invasion and theft of most bunkers and depots of arms and munitions of war. Presently, the country has no storage facilities to ensure the safety of the public. Obviously, the precariousness of the facilities is a main factor facilitating the theft and proliferation of weapons, especially by the most socially deprived classes.

The military only has easily accessible containers: first, the locks can be violated at any time and, secondly, there are risks from temperature changes whose consequences are unpredictable.

Nevertheless, the Government, under the Defence and Security Sector Reform, with the support of partners, has numerous actions in order to remedy this grave situation.

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