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August 29, 2014

by Miranda Brown

On the Radar // 12 abducted in DR Congo

The Incident: August 5, LRA forces attacked Zangabai, DRC around 5:30 in the evening. They looted several homes, taking food, clothing and other items. They also abducted 12 civilians from the community – 6 men, 5 women, and an 11-year-old girl. This group was used as porters and trackers, forced to crush rice paddy and […]

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by Miranda Brown

Supporter Spotlight // Camela Giraud

Call us crazy, but we’re obsessed with the back-to-school season. For one, it’s an excuse to stock up on all the highlighters and Post-It notes could ever want… let’s throw in some gel pens, too. You get to see all your friends again, and that “first day of school” energy is something you can’t replicate. […]

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by Lauren Manning

Photo Friday // Lunchtime in Uganda

Around the world, lunchtime serves to be a long-awaited break in many students’ school days. Staple foods, like beans and rice, make up a student’s typical lunchtime meal in Uganda. These simple, yet nutritious foods are low cost and easy to prepare in large quantities. This is especially important as some schools in Uganda have to efficiently […]

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August 27, 2014

by Invisible Children

#Icebucketchallenge // Why awareness campaigns are the future

Over the past few weeks, our Facebook feeds have gotten a little chillier with 30-second videos of our friends, families, and sometime strangers drenching themselves in ice water for a cause. The #ALSicebucketchallenge is taking over and we kind of like it… Here at Invisible Children, we just can’t get enough of social media movements – so we […]

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August 26, 2014

by Miranda Brown

Welcome to the family // Our fall interns get started

There’s been a new buzz around the office – our fall interns have finally arrived. It’s only a week in, and we can already tell this new class is a great one. Here’s the breakdown: 15 girls, 3 guys. 18 to 24 years old. They’re from five different countries and nine U.S. states. Collectively, they’ve probably visited half the globe. Last Wednesday was […]

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by Miranda Brown

On the Radar // 16-year-old boy returns home

We’ve had so much to celebrate over the past few weeks, including the largest group of returnees since 2008. And the good news keeps on coming: The Incident: August 4, a 16-year-old Congolese boy escaped from the LRA after 5 years in captivity. In 2009, he and his brother were abducted from a community near Dungu, DR Congo (DRC). This was […]

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August 25, 2014

by Miranda Brown

LRA Crisis Tracker mid-year security brief // Reblog from The Resolve

In partnership with The Resolve, we’ve just released a new report from the LRA Crisis Tracker, which demonstrates important trends in LRA activity over the last six months. Our friend Paul Ronan does a great job at summarizing this data, which points to a spike in LRA abductions in DR Congo and Central African Republic (CAR). Check out his recent article: […]

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August 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Uganda Trip Winners // ICU Reflects Two Months Later

At Invisible Children Uganda, we remember how two months ago a group of bright and enthusiastic supporters came by our office for the first time. We had been waiting expectantly for this group of trip winners since the #zeroLRA fundraising initiative kicked off the previous year. We are pleased to say that they impressed us […]

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August 21, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Life at Invisible // Meet Adonga Quinto

It’s been a while since we featured one of the staff members at Invisible Children Uganda on the blog. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Adonga Quinto. As the Head of Security, Quinto’s smiling face is the first that many staff and visitors see when they enter into our office compound. The office at Invisible […]

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August 19, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

World Humanitarian Day

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing the stories of the humanitarians who made us: people who inspire us to work harder and pursue a better world. Today is World Humanitarian Day; and today, we celebrate you. We exist because of your support, your hard work, and your belief that where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live. YOU […]

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