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June 30, 2016

by Invisible Children

Tonya and Sarah || A Defection Story

So far this year, we’ve celebrated the return of over 40 individuals from LRA captivity. Among those who have come home are incredibly brave individuals like Tonya and Sarah*, two young girls who escaped the LRA together in early March. Just weeks after their escape, our team had the opportunity to sit down with Tonya […]

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June 28, 2016

by Invisible Children

AMPLIFYING VOICES: THE GENOCIDE AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION ACT

We at Invisible Children live by the belief that our liberty is bound together; that none of us is free unless we are all free. We are led by a vision for a world in which all communities have the protection they deserve and the ability to thrive, free from violence and mass atrocities. However, […]

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June 23, 2016

by Invisible Children

ICC SENTENCES FORMER CONGOLESE VP TO 18 YEARS FOR WAR CRIMES

Just days ago, on June 21, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba, former vice president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to 18 years in jail for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR). The crimes for which Bemba has been sentenced, were committed by soldiers under his command in […]

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June 22, 2016

by Invisible Children

Flash Action Update || Thank you for taking action

Last week, we shared the incredible news that an LRA group in DR Congo released 12 women and children from captivity, with a message that they may release more. We asked you to help us raise the funds needed to quickly create and broadcast FM radio messages that could help encourage the release of more […]

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June 20, 2016

by Invisible Children

ON WORLD REFUGEE DAY WE STAND #WithRefugees

Nearly 60 million people around the world live displaced, including thousands in central Africa, forced to leave their homes because of the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and other armed groups. So today, on World Refugee Day we’re joining the United Nations to stand in solidarity #WithRefugees. Today, and every day, we honor […]

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June 18, 2016

by Invisible Children

Papa Joseph || Father of Invisible Children CAR

This Father’s Day, we want to introduce you to the incomparable Papa Joseph, Invisible Children’s Early Warning Network Project Assistant in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR). Papa Joseph hails from Zemio, CAR, a small town near the DR Congo (DRC) border and not far from Obo, where our Invisible Children CAR office is located. In […]

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June 15, 2016

by Invisible Children

FLASH ALERT: LRA RELEASES 12 WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND COULD FREE MORE

On the morning of June 8th, an LRA group based in DR Congo released 12 women and children captives to one of Invisible Children’s community partners, with a message that they want to release more. WE HAVE ROUGHLY 72 HOURS TO MAKE THAT POSSIBLE. DONATE TODAY TO HELP BRING MORE LRA CAPTIVES HOME. While traveling […]

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June 10, 2016

by Invisible Children

Ugandan Government Announces Plans to Abandon Mission to Stop Kony

June 14th, 2016 at 3:00pm EST Last week, the Ugandan military announced plans to withdraw its troops from the Central African Republic (CAR), where they have been the primary contributing force to the African Union mission to apprehend Joseph Kony and end the violence of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). They announced that this withdrawal […]

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May 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

On the Radar || LRA Group In Garamba

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team has gathered a series of reports through our Early Warning Network indicating the renewed presence of an LRA group within DR Congo’s Garamba National Park in eastern Congo. Garamba, one of Africa’s oldest national parks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been consistently targeted by the LRA in […]

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May 19, 2016

by Invisible Children

This Day in History || The Lukodi Massacre

Today marks the 12th anniversary of one of the most brutal attacks committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in northern Uganda. On May 19th, 2004, more than sixty people lost their lives at the hands of Joseph Kony’s army in what has since been called the Lukodi Massacre. Last month, our Invisible Children team […]

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