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December 10, 2014

by Liz Arthur

On the Radar: 10 abducted in CAR – 7 escape, 2 children remain in captivity

Around 3 p.m. on December 2nd, a large group of LRA forces abducted five civilians from fields near Kpabou, Central African Republic. They then continued on to the community itself, where they abducted five more civilians and looted food and the HF radio battery. The LRA used the abductees as porters for the looted goods. […]

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December 3, 2014

by Liz Arthur

UPDATE : 19-year-old escaped from LRA // Walked 11 days alone in the bush to safety

On Saturday a 19-year-old male, Issa Guy Parfait, escaped from the LRA after more than a year in captivity.   Guy was abducted in July of 2013  from his home in the Central African Republic on his way back from working in the peanut fields. He was taken along with two other young males and […]

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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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