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Protecting civilians from explosive weapons in Peru – the importance of stockpile destruction

NPA has been present in Peru for the past six years, supporting the Peruvian Air Force in destroying their stockpiled cluster munition, as well as the destruction of obsolete and surplus munition that is outdated, malfunctioned and poses a threat to security and people’s lives. Over the last years, NPA has supported Peru in the destruction of a total 470 tons of obsolete munition, as well as 1,162 cluster munitions with more than 81,000 submunitions. During the first week of February 2023, The Ministry of Defense in Peru and NPA signed a five-year agreement to continue supporting Peru in stockpile destruction and ammunition management, plus some other humanitarian action areas of cooperation.