300-Wärtsilä - Egypt

Conflict Descriptions
Egypt (militant groups / Sinai Peninsula), Libya (opposition)
Company
Recipient
Location of Conflict
Details
company responsibility: direct involvement
contribution to delivery: manufactured
year of order: 2015
year of delivery: 2016
number ordered: 2
Weapons
Diesel engine
Supplier Country
Weapon Category
diesel engines
Conflict Detail Descpription
Egypt (militant groups / Sinai Peninsula):
The Egyptian government is in armed conflict, predominantly against the Islamic State (IS),
which takes place mostly in the Sinai
Peninsula. There have been reports of
human rights violations committed by the
Egyptian military in North Sinai. An EU arms embargo has been in
place since August 2013. This arms
embargo includes “any equipment which
might be used for internal repression”. In
contrast to general arms embargoes, this
arms embargo is not legally binding and
the frame has become unclear. Egypt is ranked as having one of the highest risks
in relation to government corruption in
the defence sector.,
Libya (opposition):
Years after the fall of Ghaddafi during the Arab Spring, Libya is in the midst of a civil war. Since then, government troops on one side and the fighters of General Chalifa Haftar have been facing each other there. The government is supported with arms supplies by Turkey and Qatar, Haftar's troops by Egypt, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Russia. According to the UN, deliveries have continued since then and the arms embargo against Libya is completely inefficient. The embargo was established due to systematic violation of human rights, including repression of demonstrators by the government.
Yemen, Saudi Arabia (al-Houthi forces):
The war over national power between al-Houthi forces, supported by the Iranian government, on the one hand, and the internationally recognized Yemeni government, supported by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, continued. At the same time the conflict between al-Qaeda and the al-Houthi forces also continues. In December, UN-OCHA suggested the war's total death toll had reached 230,000. Millions have fled, two thirds of the population are dependend on food aid. The United Nations calls it the „worst humanitarian crisis in the world“.
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