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Garfield, Richard. 2007 ‘Civilian Disarmament in Jonglei.’ Violence and Victimization after Civilian Disarmament: The Case of Jonglei; Working Paper No. 11, p. 17. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 December

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Civilian Disarmament in Jonglei

Between December 2005 and May 2006 the SPLA administered a coercive civilian disarmament campaign in Jonglei State. It sought to remove weapons from local pastoralists, primarily the Lou Nuer, many of whom perceived it as a political crackdown.

From the beginning, the initiative encountered resistance from the White Army. In the course of the disarmament programme more than 3,000 weapons were collected, and an estimated 1,600 White Army and SPLA soldiers were killed—approximately one death for every two weapons seized. The bloodshed was attributed to poor planning and implementation, and limited buy-in from local chiefs and communities.

[SPLA = Sudan People's Liberation Army]

ID: Q5202

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