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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 22, 2017

by Invisible Children

Training New Early Warning Operators in DRC

A few weeks ago, members of our Invisible Children team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), made the trip from our offices in Dungu to a remote community on the outskirts of DRC’s Garamba National Park. The community is part of our Early Warning Radio Network and the radio there, which allows them to report […]

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August 18, 2017

by Invisible Children

#NotATarget | Tomorrow is World Humanitarian Day

Every year on August 19th, we mark our calendars for  World Humanitarian Day, a global day of recognition for those who give up their time, talents, and sometimes their safety to help address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. This year, the focus of World Humanitarian day is on communities around the world who […]

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August 3, 2017

by Invisible Children

Invisible Children’s Melanie Zawadi on Female Leadership

You may already recognize our Regional Operations Manager, Melanie Zawadi. That’s because she’s been a key leader on our team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), pretty much since we started working with Congolese communities in 2010. From the day we met her, Melanie has inspired us with her strength, brilliance, and commitment to LRA-affected […]

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July 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

An Interview with LRA Escapees

“We were in school before. It was our 6th year. Everything was fine.” For the last four years, Camille Marie-Regnault, Invisible Children’s Protection Programs Officer, has worked with our teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure that communities in the region have the safety they need […]

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July 7, 2017

by Invisible Children

Young Boy Escapes After Three Years in LRA Captivity

In 2014, when he was seven years old, Sam* and several other members of his community were abducted by a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters as they were headed for a field outside their community in a remote corner of northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Although many of those abducted with […]

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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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May 26, 2017

by Invisible Children

Man Paralyzed in LRA Captivity Returns Home to Heal

In the last decade, hundreds of individuals have escaped or been released from captivity in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Some have been women and children, released in large groups by LRA commanders. Many were held captive for a few days, forced to porter goods looted from their own homes. Hundreds were held captive […]

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May 17, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | April 2017

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces were responsible for just three attacks and six abductions in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in April 2017, the lowest monthly violence totals by the rebel group since August 2013. However, violence by other armed groups continued to rise in April 2017, […]

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