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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

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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

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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

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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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August 3, 2017

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Invisible Children’s Melanie Zawadi on Female Leadership

You may already recognize our Regional Operations Manager, Melanie Zawadi. That’s because she’s been a key leader on our team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), pretty much since we started working with Congolese communities in 2010. From the day we met her, Melanie has inspired us with her strength, brilliance, and commitment to LRA-affected […]

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July 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

An Interview with LRA Escapees

“We were in school before. It was our 6th year. Everything was fine.” For the last four years, Camille Marie-Regnault, Invisible Children’s Protection Programs Officer, has worked with our teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure that communities in the region have the safety they need […]

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July 25, 2017

by Invisible Children

Children’s Day in Obo / A Community Unites for Peace

Last month, our friends in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR) celebrated International Day of the African Child with a day full of special events. In support of locally-led efforts to foster peace and prevent violence in the region, our Invisible Children team in Obo worked alongside community leaders and other international organizations to help coordinate […]

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July 24, 2017

by Invisible Children

Addressing the Needs of Marginalized Populations in Central Africa

Since March, we’ve been reporting information on rising violence collected via our Early Warning Radio Network in central Africa. Just this week, we released our LRA Crisis Tracker Midyear Security Brief, which summarizes trends in armed group violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and neighboring areas of northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) so […]

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July 17, 2017

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2017 Midyear Security Brief

Sectarian tensions steadily escalated in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in the first six months of 2017. In June, violence spread from Haut Kotto and Mbomou prefectures into the communities of Zemio and Mboki in neighboring Haut Mbomou prefecture. Attacks by ex-Seleka, anti-balaka, and armed Peuhl have killed at least 346 civilians in the three prefectures since January […]

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July 12, 2017

by Invisible Children

On the Radar // Frontline Response to Violence in Eastern CAR

“Heavy gunfire in Zemio. Impossible to go out. They have cut the phones and we can’t go out — it’s just too dangerous. So I am posting on Facebook.” – Father Jean-Alain Zembi, Zemio, CAR On June 28, 2017, a clash between a local defense group and a group of armed fighters occurred in Zemio, […]

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