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January 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

Fracturing in LRA after Ongwen defection threatens Kony rule, heightens threat to civilians

A project of Invisible Children and The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative + ICC trial of former LRA commander Dominic Ongwen resumes this week + New research examines dramatic events surrounding Ongwen’s 2014 defection, which spurred creation of splinter LRA group operating independently of LRA leader Joseph Kony + Fracturing of LRA since 2014 has undermined […]

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December 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief | November 2016

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 25 civilians in 10 attacks in November, with a significant majority of abductions occurring in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). A series of clashes involving ex-Séléka factions in and near Bria, CAR, left at least 14 civilians dead in late November. Armed groups continued to be active in northern Democratic Republic of […]

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December 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

Stories of Connection // Come Home Messages Encourage Escape

For communities in central Africa, strong connections to the world around them are vital to their safety. In this remote and isolated corner of the world, where families don’t have access to reliable communication tools, whole communities face the constant threat of armed groups that can tear families apart through violent attacks and abductions. This […]

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November 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes || Camille and the LRA Crisis Tracker

Ever wondered how our LRA Crisis Tracker works? Or about the people behind it? If so, you’re in luck: today we’re here with some answers! Meet Camille: Invisible Children’s Early Warning Network & LRA Crisis Tracker Project Officer. Camille works closely with Invisible Children’s teams in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the DR Congo […]

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November 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

Our Approach // Adapting Solutions that Work to Address New Challenges

The central African region spanning the borders of the Central African Republic (CAR), the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and South Sudan is one of the most vibrant and naturally abundant places on earth. And yet, communities in this region, and the natural world around them, are facing incredible threats to their safety and livelihoods. […]

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November 10, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Monthly Security Brief | October 2016

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 44 civilians in eight attacks in October, among the lowest monthly totals recorded in 2016. Five of these attacks and nearly all of the abductions were likely committed by the LRA splinter group led by Achaye Doctor, which has been operating independently of Joseph Kony’s command since late 2014. […]

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October 24, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief | 2016 Quarter 3

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions […]

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July 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Report Indicates Kony May Be Rebuilding

This week we released our newest LRA Crisis Tracker report together with our partners at The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative. The Midyear 2016 Security Brief highlights key trends in the movements and tactics of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) so far this year. CLICK HERE TO READ THE MIDYEAR 2016 SECURITY BRIEF The […]

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July 20, 2016

by Invisible Children

Kony’s LRA resurgent as Ugandan military plans withdrawal from central Africa

A project of Invisible Children and The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative + LRA abducted 344 people in CAR from January–June 2016, highest midyear figure there since 2010 + Kony’s orders led to dozens of child abductions + LRA poaching group returned to DR Congo’s Garamba National Park + 12 women and children released from LRA captivity in June […]

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July 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

HOW WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AFFECTS COMMUNITIES

Illegal poaching and ivory trafficking by armed groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affect more than just elephants. In places like central Africa, wildlife poaching and trafficking also place local communities in immediate danger, and serves as a revenue stream for armed groups that ultimately perpetuates more violence and exploitation.   Communities in and […]

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