December 3, 2012 by Invisible Children
Invisible Children, along with our partners at Resolve, recently released the 2012 LRA Crisis Tracker Quarter 3 Security Brief. The brief analyzes trends in LRA activity and highlights attacks from July through September 2012. It’s in-depth and chalked full of infographics, analyses, and noted trends. But for the sake of summarizing, below are some honorable mentions. Please view the brief in its entirety HERE.
There was a 42% drop in reported LRA attacks from Quarter 2 (Q2) to Q3 2012. This drop mirrors a similar reduction in attacks from Q2-Q3 in 2010 and 2011.
Most senior LRA commanders are thought to be operating out of southeastern and northeastern Central African Republic (CAR), as well as the disputed Kafia Kingi enclave on the border of Sudan and South Sudan that is currently controlled by Sudan.
There was an average of 0.18 people killed per LRA attacks in Q3 2012, continuing a trend observed over the past year of severely reduced killings by the LRA. The trend was particularly pronounced in Congo during Q3 2012, where LRA forces killed only 1 civilian in 39 attacks there.
94 people reportedly returned from the LRA during Q3 2012. Of these returnees, 28 reported being abducted for 72 hours or less, and 50 others reported being abducted for less
than one month. The LRA reportedly abducted 90 civilians in Q3 2012, a majority of which were adults.
The LRA Crisis Tracker is a real-time mapping platform and data collection system created to bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the atrocities of the LRA. Visit lracrisistracker.com or follow them on Twitter @CrisisTracker for up-to-date information about LRA activity.