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September 21, 2017

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World Gratitude Day | Celebrating Our Supporters

Today, on World Gratitude Day, we’re celebrating YOU — our amazing supporters. On this day set aside to commemorate all that we’re thankful for, we’re excited and proud to say ‘thanks’ to the many friends we have around the world who partner with us every day to end violent conflict and exploitation facing vulnerable communities. […]

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September 14, 2017

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Monthly Security Brief | August 2017

Civilians targeted in eastern CAR, LRA transports ivory through DRC Overview Armed groups continued to target civilians in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in August, extending a trend of heightened violence in 2017 in the prefectures of Haute Kotto, Mbomou, and Haut Mbomou. Individuals identified as either armed civilians from the Peuhl ethnic minority or combatants […]

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September 8, 2017

by Invisible Children

What We’re Reading // City of Saints & Thieves

Although most of us here at Invisible Children are probably considered too old for Young Adult literature, let’s get real, we can’t help ourselves. We especially love it when we find stories like City of Saints and Thieves, a novel released earlier this year by Natalie C. Anderson. City of Saints and Thieves has everything […]

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September 1, 2017

by Invisible Children

How do we recognize the LRA?

For several years, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have targeted communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan with violent attacks. Since 2011 we’ve been tracking the group through our LRA Crisis Tracker. This unique and innovative mapping tool uses information collected through our […]

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August 29, 2017

by Invisible Children

Peacebuilding in South Sudan

For several years, we have worked alongside our friend and community partner, Fr. Mark Kumbonyaki and the Inter-Church Committee of South Sudan, to support South Sudanese families targeted with violence by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). In partnership with Fr. Mark, we have helped to equip thousands in South Sudan and across central Africa with tools to […]

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August 22, 2017

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Training New Early Warning Operators in DRC

A few weeks ago, members of our Invisible Children team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), made the trip from our offices in Dungu to a remote community on the outskirts of DRC’s Garamba National Park. The community is part of our Early Warning Radio Network and the radio there, which allows them to report […]

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August 18, 2017

by Invisible Children

#NotATarget | Tomorrow is World Humanitarian Day

Every year on August 19th, we mark our calendars for  World Humanitarian Day, a global day of recognition for those who give up their time, talents, and sometimes their safety to help address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. This year, the focus of World Humanitarian day is on communities around the world who […]

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August 15, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | July 2017

Kony orders elephant poaching, LRA leaders spotted near Kafia Kingi Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. Overview Armed group violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) continued in July, with violent clashes involving ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl civilians breaking out in the towns of Bangassou, Bria, and other hotspots. Intercommunal violence reached into the […]

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August 8, 2017

by Invisible Children

Bringing Local Solutions to Life // Medical Training in CAR

A few weeks ago, our team in the Central African Republic (CAR) joined with community members from the southeastern towns of Obo and Mboki to celebrate the graduation of 16 newly trained medical officers — all of whom have been directly impacted by armed group violence. It was an exciting day for the trainees, who have […]

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August 4, 2017

by Invisible Children

The LRA Returns to Garamba National Park

Since 2012, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader, Joseph Kony, has relied on illegal ivory poaching to fund continued violence in central Africa. Based on community reports collected through our Early Warning Radio Network and countless interviews with former LRA fighters, we know that Kony frequently orders LRA commanders to poach elephants in Garamba National Park […]

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