2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Peru
|DOS NADR - CWD||0||2,600||0||13,506|
Dollars in thousands
Peruvian stockpiles contain a significant amount of excess, obsolete weapons and ordnance stemming from the military build-up that resulted from the 1990s border dispute with Ecuador. In addition, the harsh weather conditions increase the risk of unplanned depot explosions, raising the importance of depot maintenance. Proper maintenance also reduces the risk of illicit proliferation.
From 1999 to 2017, the United States invested more than $26.4 million to support CWD in Peru, including SA/LW threat reduction, EOD training, and humanitarian mine action.
In 2017, the Department of State supported the following implementing partners (using FY16 funds):
- MAG provided weapons destruction training and programming to the Peruvian Army to develop their own EOD capabilities.
- NPA assisted the Peruvian Air Force on a program to destroy cluster munitions. In 2017 PM/WRA granted a project extension to support the Peruvian Army with additional disposal of excess weapons and munitions.
- The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean worked with the Peruvian military to upgrade their weapons storage facilities, and destroy excess and obsolete weapons currently in state-held stockpiles.