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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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May 8, 2016

by Invisible Children

Who runs the world? Moms like Melanie.

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating one of the best moms we know. Meet Melanie Zawadi, Invisible Children’s Head of Office in DR Congo. Back in 2010, when Invisible Children first started working with communities in DR Congo (DRC) targeted by LRA violence, Melanie was one of the first community leaders we met. We were introduced […]

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May 3, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes || 2016 Regional Summit

Last month, the Invisible Children US team headed to central Africa for our 2016 Regional Summit. This Summit is a time for us to meet in person with our staff and partners who do the day-to-day work of ending LRA violence and helping communities recover. It’s an important opportunity to listen to the voices of […]

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April 25, 2016

by Invisible Children

THREE KILLED AND TWO WOUNDED BY ELEPHANT POACHERS IN GARAMBA NATIONAL PARK, DRC

Our Invisible Children team grieves the loss of three park rangers in Garamba National Park who were killed this weekend in clash with armed poachers. Our hearts go out to the families of these fallen rangers, and to our colleagues at African Parks who continue to courageously protect some of our world’s most endangered and […]

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March 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

Behind the Scenes with Paul Ronan

Have you met our BFF, Paul Ronan? Paul Ronan is the Director of The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative, one of our greatest allies in efforts to end LRA violence, and a total gem. You may remember his reflections on crossing mildly-treacherous central African creeks with our Early Warning Network teams in a blog late last year. Paul […]

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