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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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July 27, 2016

by Invisible Children

What You Need To Know About Elections In DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is scheduled to hold elections at the end of the year to elect a new president. However, over the past several months, the Congolese government has pointed toward many challenges to holding timely elections. While the international community has emphasized the importance of a fair and democratic election process in […]

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July 20, 2016

by Invisible Children

Kony’s LRA resurgent as Ugandan military plans withdrawal from central Africa

A project of Invisible Children and The Resolve LRA Crisis Initiative + LRA abducted 344 people in CAR from January–June 2016, highest midyear figure there since 2010 + Kony’s orders led to dozens of child abductions + LRA poaching group returned to DR Congo’s Garamba National Park + 12 women and children released from LRA captivity in June […]

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July 14, 2016

by Invisible Children

HOW WILDLIFE TRAFFICKING AFFECTS COMMUNITIES

Illegal poaching and ivory trafficking by armed groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affect more than just elephants. In places like central Africa, wildlife poaching and trafficking also place local communities in immediate danger, and serves as a revenue stream for armed groups that ultimately perpetuates more violence and exploitation.   Communities in and […]

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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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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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December 1, 2015

by Invisible Children

A special message from our #GivingTuesday matching donor

It’s #GivingTuesday! Time to snap out of that Thanksgiving food coma and look alive. We have an ambitious goal to raise $10,000 by this Friday, and we’re going to need your help. DONATE TODAY Our dedicated and courageous staff in central Africa are eager expand our Early Warning Radio Network into communities that have been […]

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November 21, 2014

by Liz Arthur

DRC declared Ebola-free // Reblog

A few weeks ago, we gave you an overview of the 2014 Ebola crisis – including the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the past week, DRC was declared free of Ebola. The virus killed 49 people there during a three-month outbreak, and has reportedly now been contained. + + DR Congo declares itself Ebola […]

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July 10, 2014

by Stephanie Mullen

Invisible Children Values // Jump first, fear later

Have you ever jumped off a cliff? Okay, maybe that’s a little too much, but have you ever challenged yourself? Pushed yourself to do something that scared the bejeezus out of you? And maybe in that moment, you took a deep breath and jumped. You did it. And if you are reading this, you survived. And […]

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