WE TRACK WEAPONS
Weapons documented at the point of use,
tracked through the chains of supply
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Working in active armed conflicts to track the sources of arms and ammunition
UP CLOSE & PERSONAL
In-depth weapon analysis: from small arms to major conventional systems
JOINING THE DOTS
Mapping weapon flows on CAR’s iTrace
Global Weapon Reporting System
WEAPON SUPPLIES FUELLING TERRORISM IN THE LAKE CHAD CRISIS
In 2019 CAR investigators travelled to the Diffa region of south-eastern Niger to document weapons and ammunition seized from terrorist groups operating in the areas around Lake Chad. In this Dispatch from the Field, CAR provides a first systematic assessment of the origins and supply sources of some of the illicit weaponry deployed by militants affiliated with Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati wal-Jihad (the Sunni Muslim Group for Preaching and Jihad, or JAS)—more commonly referred to as Boko Haram—and the emergent Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
iTrace is a European Union and German Government-funded project which provides policy makers with the precise, verified information required to understand weapon transfers in detail and, thereby, develop effective, evidence-based weapon management and control.