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October 24, 2016

by Invisible Children

LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief | 2016 Quarter 3

Overview Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) forces abducted 94 civilians in 38 attacks in Quarter 3 2016 (Q3 2016), covering the months of July–September 2016. Q3 levels of abductions and attacks were significantly lower than those in Q1 and Q2. Within Q3, September was the most violent month of LRA activity, with nearly double the number of abductions […]

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October 20, 2016

by Invisible Children

Our Approach || Protection From Violence

Without safety, nothing else is possible. Many of us take our own safety and the safety of our communities for granted, but for thousands of children and families in forgotten and neglected corners of world, that isn’t an option. HELP PROTECT FAMILIES FROM VIOLENCE. GIVE TO SUPPORT OUR PROGRAMS TODAY. Isolated communities, like many in […]

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October 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

In Case You Missed It || Harvard Case Study Highlights Resilience of LRA-Affected Communities

Last November, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), a humanitarian research center at Harvard University, published a fascinating report highlighting community resilience in areas affected by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). “We Mobilized Ourselves” highlights the incredibly innovative solutions LRA-affected communities across central and East Africa have developed to protect their families from the LRA, […]

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October 11, 2016

by Invisible Children

Partner Spotlight || Father Ernest and SAIPED

Meet Father Ernest: the national coordinator of SAIPED, one of Invisible Children’s closest partners in DR Congo. Father Ernest and his team at SAIPED were vital to the creation of our community resilience programming including the Community Defection Committee and Mobile Cinema programs, and continue to work alongside Invisible Children to improve community led responses […]

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October 7, 2016

by Invisible Children

Where Have The Elephants Gone? || The Great Elephant Census and END Wildlife Trafficking Act

In August, researchers released the Great Elephant Census, a report that reveals the extremely alarming impact poaching has on Africa’s savanna elephant population. The results of this census are a clear call to action to the entire international community. We must take significant steps through international policies and on-the-ground work to end the poaching and […]

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October 5, 2016

by Invisible Children

Our Liberty is Bound Together || Expanding our Mission to End Violence

Everyone deserves a life free from violence. Guided by that belief, Invisible Children is charging forward like never before. Today, we are sharing our expanded mission to support freedom for even more families: At Invisible Children, we are dedicated  to ending violence and exploitation facing our world’s most isolated and insecure communities. Read the message […]

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September 30, 2016

by Invisible Children

Not enough African art in your life? We can help with that.

If you’re looking to expand your tastes in art, literature, and music…well, you’ve come to the right place. Many of the stories the rest of the world hears about Africa focus on the needs and challenges facing the continent. What we don’t hear enough about are all the rich ideas and achievements communities across Africa have […]

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September 28, 2016

by Invisible Children

Ongwen Trial Update || ICC Prosecutor to Focus on Gender-Based Crimes

In early 2015, former LRA commander and International Criminal Court (ICC)-indictee Dominic Ongwen surrendered to security forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) and was later transferred to the custody of the ICC to await trial in The Hague, where he remains now that trial proceedings have begun. After being abducted by the LRA as […]

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September 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

Flash Action Update || Two Family Reunions

In June, we broke the news that an LRA group released 12 women and children captives to a community member in DR Congo. This LRA group also sent along a message with the community member that they would release even more women and children, but only if they heard news over the local FM radio […]

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September 9, 2016

by Invisible Children

Action Alert || Urge the U.S. Government to #HaltArms to South Sudan

Since 2013, the young nation of South Sudan has been in the midst of a violent civil war. The violence, which is both politically and ethnically driven, is primarily between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, and those loyal to the Vice President, Riek Machar. However tens of thousands of civilians have been […]

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