These risks include heightened levels of explosive risk at Ammunition Storage Areas ( ASAs) , more diversion and proliferation of weapons and ammunition, and the perpetuation of armed violence. Many factors contribute to the global build-up of ageing and excess weapons and ammunition. These can include a lack of awareness, transparency, or trust; the absence of national policies on the issue; a lack of training and capacity in armed forces; and insufficient donor resources.
Failure to destroy surplus ammunition and weapons is expected to in time have a quite significant impact.
Physical Security and Stockpile Management around the globe reduces the risks of proliferation of weapons and ammunition and heightened levels of explosion risks.