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November 23, 2014

by Invisible Children

Breaking News // Two people return from LRA captivity

On the morning of November 21st, a 30-year-old South Sudanese man returned from LRA captivity with a 16-year-old Central African girl in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR). The young girl was reportedly abducted three years ago in Bakouma, CAR while the man was abducted near Juba, South Sudan. 2014 has seen exceptional numbers of returnees […]

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November 13, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

ON THE RADAR // Two Motorcyclists Attacked by Suspected LRA

Over the past few weeks, the situation in LRA-affected areas has been relatively calm. Despite a recent resurgence of violence in the south of the Central African Republic (CAR), there have not been as many reported incidents, looting or attacks in the northern part of the country. While this is a welcome respite for the […]

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September 22, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

On the radar // Five people escape from the LRA

Last week, another five people returned home from the LRA in the Central African Republic (CAR) and in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their time in captivity ranges from eight months to 18 years. This brings us to a total of 90 LRA returners since the beginning of August. These results are incredible, ground-breaking, and […]

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September 10, 2014

by Invisible Children

A record-breaking month // 85 returned from the LRA

Over the past month we’ve celebrated five huge victories for the LRA mission. Five reports came in detailing different groups regaining freedom from LRA captivity – either escaping, or being released by their commanders. We’ve never seen anything like this. In less than 30 days, 85 people came home from the LRA. 85 real lives have […]

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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 29, 2014

by Miranda Brown

On the Radar // 12 abducted in DR Congo

The Incident: August 5, LRA forces attacked Zangabai, DRC around 5:30 in the evening. They looted several homes, taking food, clothing and other items. They also abducted 12 civilians from the community – 6 men, 5 women, and an 11-year-old girl. This group was used as porters and trackers, forced to crush rice paddy and […]

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August 26, 2014

by Miranda Brown

On the Radar // 16-year-old boy returns home

We’ve had so much to celebrate over the past few weeks, including the largest group of returnees since 2008. And the good news keeps on coming: The Incident: August 4, a 16-year-old Congolese boy escaped from the LRA after 5 years in captivity. In 2009, he and his brother were abducted from a community near Dungu, DR Congo (DRC). This was […]

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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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