Weapon Diversion in Somalia in 2008

In 2008, the United Nations estimated that up to 80 percent of all arms, ammunition and supplies that were supplied to the transnational government of Somalia was diverted to the black market. The firearms ended up in the hands of private individuals, opposition groups and arms traffickers.

(Prices of guns on the black market.)

Source: Patrick Mayoyo, “Arms smuggling rife in Somalia despite UN embargo, claims report,” Africa Review, August 11, 2011.