Security Screening and Disarmament

Upon arrival at the D-site, all are screened for concealed weapons, and then proceed to the area where they will surrender their declared arms. The surrendered arms will be recorded and rendered unusable.



SSDDRC and UN DDR personnel inspect facilities at the combined SSDDRC State Office and D-Site under construction in Rumbek, Lakes State. Photo: Ayom Wol Dhal for SSDDRC






The DD phase may take place over a period of two or more days, with Registered Ex-Combatants/Women associated with armed forces remaining at the D-site at least overnight. D-sites must be designed with this in mind, with sufficient accommodation and washing/toilet facilities for the  Registered Ex-Combatants/Women associated with armed forces being processed, separate accommodation/washing/toilet facilities for women and foodstuffs/cooking equipment  to allow for feeding of  the  Registered Ex-Combatants/Women associated with armed forces on the site.

The D-site itself must be secure and must be supplied with security personnel in order to ensure the safety and good behavior of the  Registered Ex-Combatants/Women associated with armed forces. In Southern Sudan, security will be made up of a combination of SPLA and UN Peacekeeping personnel.

The order of events may vary in light of local conditions, but all stages will be completed and disarmament will always occur first.

Please note:

The element of the DDR procedure does not apply to child soldiers/Children Associated with Armed Forces (CAAFGs)