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September 21, 2017

by Invisible Children

World Gratitude Day | Celebrating Our Supporters

Today, on World Gratitude Day, we’re celebrating YOU — our amazing supporters. On this day set aside to commemorate all that we’re thankful for, we’re excited and proud to say ‘thanks’ to the many friends we have around the world who partner with us every day to end violent conflict and exploitation facing vulnerable communities. […]

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September 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | August 2017

Civilians targeted in eastern CAR, LRA transports ivory through DRC Overview Armed groups continued to target civilians in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in August, extending a trend of heightened violence in 2017 in the prefectures of Haute Kotto, Mbomou, and Haut Mbomou. Individuals identified as either armed civilians from the Peuhl ethnic minority or combatants […]

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September 1, 2017

by Invisible Children

How do we recognize the LRA?

For several years, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have targeted communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan with violent attacks. Since 2011 we’ve been tracking the group through our LRA Crisis Tracker. This unique and innovative mapping tool uses information collected through our […]

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August 15, 2017

by Invisible Children

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

by Invisible Children

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

by Invisible Children

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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July 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

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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June 29, 2017

by Invisible Children

Park Rangers Essential to Stability in Africa || Bryan Christy Testifies Before Congress

Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing to discuss U.S. interests in Africa and the ways in which the U.S. can play a role in stabilizing critical regions, including areas of central Africa where Invisible Children’s work takes place. At the hearing, investigative reporter Bryan Christy of National […]

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June 19, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | May 2017

A Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) group crossed the border from Central African Republic (CAR) into northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in May 2017, abducting at least 23 people in a series of attacks on civilians en route to Garamba National Park. In eastern CAR, violence by armed groups against civilians escalated dramatically in May, with ex-Seleka […]

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June 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

New Invisible Children Report on Increasing Violence in Eastern CAR

Earlier this week, the United Nations (UN) Security Council met to discuss MINUSCA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), as well as the UN office responsible for coordinating regional responses to the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) crisis. Much of the Council’s conversations centered around eastern CAR, where communities have experienced an […]

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