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September 5, 2014

by Invisible Children

More Breaking News // 12 men, women and children escape LRA captivity 

We have so much to celebrate this week. In addition to Wednesday’s exciting announcement that 26 women and children were released from the LRA, we just received even more news from our staff in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): On August 27, 12 more people regained their freedom and escaped LRA captivity! These men, women and children reportedly […]

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September 3, 2014

by Invisible Children

Breaking News // 26 women and children return from LRA

We just received some exciting news from our team in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yesterday, September 2, 26 women and children were released by the LRA near the community of Kiliwa, DRC!  The group is comprised of 11 women, five girls (ages 14-17), and 10 children under five years of age (three boys, seven girls). The youngest of the returnees is only one […]

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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 18, 2014

by Invisible Children

⚡ FLASH ALERT: 46 return from LRA with a message

This has been a record-breaking week in the pursuit to end LRA violence. Forty-six women and children were safely released by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and are now on their way home. This is the largest group to return from the LRA since 2008. Some of the women […]

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August 12, 2014

by Invisible Children

Breaking News // 13 women and children escape

We’ve just received incredible news from our team in Obo, Central African Republic – 13 women and children have escaped from the LRA. This is the largest number of returnees that we have seen since December of 2013, and it’s a huge victory for the counter-LRA mission. Who has returned? A 15-year-old girl from DRC, who has been in the LRA for over 8 […]

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July 30, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

A critical look // Recent LRA attacks prove Kony is still a threat

Have a question about our programs in central Africa? Julian Elam is the one to ask. He’s our central African programs intern. Each day, you can find him updating the LRA Crisis Tracker, running reports, and translating attack information. Since he’s one of our resident experts on Kony and his whereabouts, we wanted to hear […]

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July 5, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

On the radar // LRA force camped near Mbomou, DR Congo

The incident: Sudanese poachers working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) near Mboki began placing defection fliers around the edge of the Mbomou river and on the trail to Gwane, DR Congo, an area in northern DR Congo near the Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudanese border. As the poachers headed back […]

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June 19, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the Radar: 12-year-old girl escapes LRA in DR Congo and is received by the CDC in Kpaika

On June 9th, a 12-year-old Congolese girl, Michelle*, arrived in the village of Kpaika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) after eight months of captivity with the LRA. Michelle was abducted from her hometown last November while on her way to school. The LRA group that kidnapped her was comprised of six armed men, women and […]

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June 18, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

The LRA, looting, and its life-altering effects

In the past year, the LRA Crisis Tracker has captured LRA movement and actions through the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan. Just last week, the LRA Crisis Tracker reported that the LRA abducted 31 men, women, and children from a community in the Central African Republic– a […]

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June 13, 2014

by Bridgette Bugay

On the radar: 31 abducted in CAR, father & his daughters abducted in DR Congo

Date: June 9th The incident: On June 9th, an LRA group attacked the small community of Gibanda, 10 km north of Bakouma in the Central African Republic (CAR). The LRA group looted food and non-food items from several households and then reportedly proceeded to carry out a mass abduction. Thirty-one of the men, women, and children […]

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