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Sudan Human Security Baseline Assessment. 2012 ‘Key Findings.’ Reaching for the Gun: Arms Flows and Holdings in South Sudan; Sudan Issue Brief No. 19, p. 1. Geneva: Small Arms Survey. 1 April

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Key findings include:

- In 2010–11 the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) acquired large quantities of small arms and light weapons and their ammunition…

- Ukraine has been South Sudan's principal supplier of weapons since 2005. Kenya and Uganda have been used as transhipment points for onward delivery to South Sudan.

- From November 2010 to May 2011, the South Sudan Police Service (SSPS) marked 41,200 firearms distributed among various official security forces, permitting it to trace a number of firearms that leaked out of state control to non-state actors. The SPLA would benefit from similarly marking its weapons.

- South Sudanese rebel militia groups are well equipped with both small and large calibre small arms and light weapons. Analysis of captured materiel reveals that they have consistent access to new weapons from SAF and, to a lesser degree, from the SPLA, and a number of governments both inside and outside the region.

- Although the SPLA and the Sudan People's Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) officially separated in July 2011, military and logistical cooperation and collaboration between the two forces continues…

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