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October 29, 2014

by Liz Arthur

Reblog // New Statesman: Kony is Africa’s Forgotten Scourge

“The conflict in northern Uganda is the biggest forgotten, neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today.”     –Jan Egeland, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN  During Kony 2012, we made Joseph Kony a household name and brought international attention to the atrocities committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Since that time, much of the hype and media attention […]

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October 28, 2014

by Camille Marie-Regnault

2014 Ebola Outbreak // Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve all read the headlines and heard the newscasts: the 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, and is primarily affecting the countries of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone (all in West Africa). Here at Invisible Children, we are no strangers to the Ebola virus; in 2012, an outbreak spread across Uganda, personally affecting […]

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September 29, 2014

by Invisible Children

BBC World Service // LRA releases record numbers

Listen to the interview here: This morning, our CEO Ben Keesey and formerly abducted LRA child soldier Ocitti David Okech talked to BBC World Service about the major increase of LRA escapes over the past few months and how Invisible Children is capitalizing on this to get more LRA abductees out. To support the life-saving work Ben and […]

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August 14, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Reblog from The Resolve // Healing their image: Congolese perceptions of MONUSCO

The following article is reblogged from Paul Ronan and our partners at The Resolve. Since its founding in 2007, The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative has worked to end violent atrocities perpetrated by the LRA and to support the sustainable recovery of communities in East and central Africa affected by LRA abuses. Ronan’s recent article about MONUSCO troops (UN peacekeeping mission) in Democratic Republic […]

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August 8, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Conflict in Gaza // Our liberty is bound together

As conflict reignited between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, you, our supporters, have called on us to respond. We know this is a terrible conflict that has changed the lives of thousands of people. It is with this somber understanding that we attempt to summarize our thoughts on the conflict in Gaza. First off, we […]

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August 6, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Wangari Maathai

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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July 30, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Reblog // Masculinity and violence in DR Congo

In 2011, Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) was named the worst place in the world to be a woman. According to the statistics, 48 women are raped every hour in DR Congo. And it’s believed that many rapes go unreported. While this trend of sexual violence in conflict is often discussed as a women’s issue, the perpetrators […]

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July 25, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Humanitarians who made us // Dan Eldon

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s Google Scholar’s slogan, but it could just as easily be ours. The work we’ve done and continue to do is only possible because of others who have come before us. The United Nations designated August 19th as World Humanitarian Day. It is a day to celebrate the work of […]

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July 24, 2014

by Lauren Manning

DR Congo’s step to end sexual violence and child recruitment

We live in a world where hundreds of thousands of women and girls are trafficked within and across borders each year, sexual exploitation runs rampant, and 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not outlawed. In this same world, rebel groups, such as Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, continue to abduct children into their […]

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July 22, 2014

by Lauren Manning

Reblog // How Kony ‘hibernates’ to evade capture

As we work to protect communities from the violence of Joseph Kony’s rebel army, Ugandan and United States military forces are leading efforts to find him once and for all. But the man we made famous in 2012 is still eluding capture. Though he is thought to be hiding in Kafia Kingi, recent defectors admit that they have not had […]

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