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Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment. 2009 ‘Estimated Firearms Inventories in Sudan, December 2009.’ Supply and Demand: Arms Flows and Holdings in Sudan; Sudan Issue Brief No. 15 (Table 4), p. 8. Geneva: Small Arms Survey. 1 December

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Estimated Firearms Inventories in Sudan, December 2009

GNU forces

SAF (not including JIUs)
Strength: 225,000
Estimated small arms: 310,000

SAF Joint Integrated Units (JIUs)
Strength: 17,000
Ratio of weapons to members: 1.1
Estimated small arms: 19,000

National Police Service (NPS)
Strength: 100,000
Estimated small arms: 110,000

Popular Defence Forces
Strength: 20,000
Ratio of weapons to members: 0.5
Estimated small arms: 10,000

National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS)
Strength: 7,500
Ratio of weapons to members: 2.5
Estimated small arms: 19,000

Total GNU forces strength: 369,500
Total GNU forces estimated small arms: 468,000

GoSS forces
Total strength: 199,000
Total estimated small arms: 203,200

Armed groups
Total strength: 24,500
Total estimated small arms: 30,400

Foreign UN and state forces
Total strength: 26,050
Total estimated small arms: 35,500

Additional weapons held by civilians

Among those residing in the North
Strength: 31,000,000
Ratio of weapons to members: 4 per 100
Estimated small arms: 30,400

Among those residing in the South
Strength: 24,500
Ratio of weapons to members: 8 per 100
Estimated small arms: 30,400

Total civilian population: 40,000,000
Total estimated civilian small arms: 1,960,000

Overall total estimated small arms in Sudan: 2.7 million

[GoSS = Government of South Sudan; SAF = Sudanese Armed Forces]

ID: Q5199

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