1. Home
  2. Africa
  3. West Africa
  4. Sierra Leone

Chairman of UN sanctions committee visits Freetown

The chairman of the UN Sanctions Committee on Sierra Leone was visiting Freetown to find ways of ensuring that a UN arms embargo on rebels there is effectively enforced, an OCHA official told IRIN today.

The mission, being undertaken by the Security Council, is being led by Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Hans Dahlgren. The delegation will also visit Liberia during the week-long tour which began on Sunday. Dahlgren’s trip comes against the backdrop of reports that the rebels have been receiving arms from neighbouring countries. The arms embargo against the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and the ousted military junta in Sierra Leone was imposed by the Council on 5 June.

This article was produced by IRIN News while it was part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please send queries on copyright or liability to the UN. For more information: https://shop.un.org/rights-permissions

Share this article
Join the discussion

Help make quality journalism about crises possible

The New Humanitarian is an independent, non-profit newsroom founded in 1995. We deliver quality, reliable journalism about crises and big issues impacting the world today. Our reporting on humanitarian aid has uncovered sex scandals, scams, data breaches, corruption, and much more.


Our readers trust us to hold power in the multi-billion-dollar aid sector accountable and to amplify the voices of those impacted by crises. We’re on the ground, reporting from the front lines, to bring you the inside story. 


We keep our journalism free – no paywalls – thanks to the support of donors and readers like you who believe we need more independent journalism in the world. Your contribution means we can continue delivering award-winning journalism about crises.

Become a member of The New Humanitarian today

Become a member of The New Humanitarian

Support our journalism and become more involved in our community. Help us deliver informative, accessible, independent journalism that you can trust and provides accountability to the millions of people affected by crises worldwide.