2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Niger

Report
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

FUNDING* FY15 FY16 FY17 FY13–17 TOTAL
DOS NADR - CWD 693 500 1,000 2,193
DOD 0 0 3 3
COUNTRY TOTAL 693 500 1,003 2,196

Dollars in thousands
*Department of State FY13 funding is included in regional funding.

NIGER

As a transit country for SA/LW rather than a destination country, Niger faces threats from illicit trafficking of weapons, looting from poorly-secured government stockpiles, and an inability to track and trace government-owned as well as confiscated weapons.

From 2015 to 2017, the United States invested more than $2.1 million in CWD funding for the destruction of SA/LW and munitions, improved PSSM capacity, and surveys and assessments to identify priority sites for future assistance.

In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partner:

  • HI provided PSSM training to the Nigerien Armed Forces and the National Guard and secured previously poorly-managed weapons and ammunition by constructing storage facilities and providing equipment. HI also embedded a technical expert in the National Commission for the Collection and Control of Illegal Arms to improve its management and coordination of PSSM activities.

With funding from the Department of Defense, USARAF conducted a feasibility study for expanding programs in Niger.