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O'Brien, Adam. 2009 ‘Preliminary Outcomes of Civilian Disarmament in Other States - Eastern Equatoria and Central Equatoria.’ Shots in the Dark: The 2008 South Sudan Civilian Disarmament Campaign; Working Paper No. 16, p. 19. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 January

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Preliminary Outcomes of Civilian Disarmament in Other States - Eastern Equatoria and Central Equatoria

While this Working Paper focuses primarily on the states of Lakes, Western Equatoria, and Unity, a number of reported outcomes have been obtained for the following other states…

Eastern Equatoria

About 1,000 weapons were collected through November and an additional 360 in December. Disarmament committees were established on a state and county level and conducted sensitization in seven of 8 counties. In early June, at least eight SPLA members and 11 civilians were killed and some 4,300 people forced to flee as a result of resistance to disarmament in Iloli and Oguruny villages in Hiyala payam (district).

Central Equatoria

Limited disarmament took place in three counties—Yei, Morobo, and Lainya—from 28 July to 2 August. Disarmament committees were established, radio station announcements were made to notify the public, and 30 collection centres were designated in various payams for civilians to voluntarily submit their weapons. A total of 40 arms were collected: 21 AK-47s, 15 G3s, and 4 other rifles. State officials reported that widespread concern about the LRA among local communities had curtailed significant weapons collection.

[LRA = Lord's Resistance Army; SPLA = Sudan People's Liberation Army]

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