Many LRA members are unwilling combatants and have little desire to continue fighting. They are hundreds of kilometers from home and disconnected from the original political goals of the rebel group, yet they are too afraid to surrender. They are unsure whether their families will accept them back, and fear the security forces tracking the LRA.
We construct and repair FM radio towers and partner with local radio operators to broadcast ‘come home’ messages directly to the LRA. With detailed instructions and the assurance of forgiveness and acceptance upon defection, these messages encourage those still held captive by the LRA to peacefully surrender.
International actors, including the security forces tracking the LRA, are highly supportive and contribute to “come home” messaging with the ultimate goal of removing the LRA from the battlefield as non-violently as possible.