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April 20, 2018

by Invisible Children

What We’re Reading || I Am 100% Central African

Last month, the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) released I Am 100% Central African, a research report that has helped shed light on the experiences of Central African refugees living in Chad and Cameroon. This report synthesizes the research of Enrica Picco, who spent five weeks in 2017 interviewing displaced persons from the Central […]

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April 5, 2018

by Invisible Children

What is Community Mapping?

At Invisible Children, we don’t typically think of ourselves as cartographers. But, in reality, something called “Community Mapping” is a huge part of what we do. In the same way that almost all of us rely on Google Maps to get us where we’re headed, our Invisible Children teams and the local leaders we work […]

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March 28, 2018

by Invisible Children

The Last Animals || Losing the Last Male Northern White Rhino

One of just three remaining northern white rhinos and the last male of its kind, died last week, marking a sad milestone in the history of the subspecies. For decades, rhinos has been severely threatened by poachers, who seek the animal’s signature horn for the high price it delivers on black markets around the world. As a […]

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March 21, 2018

by Invisible Children

2017 Annual Brief Released

Last month, we released our LRA Crisis Tracker 2017 Annual Brief, which highlights trends in violence in central Africa’s Mbomou Uele border region. For several years, Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has roamed this region, which spans the border of eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2017, […]

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March 6, 2018

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | January-February 2018

Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. There were at least 22 attacks on civilians in the Mbomou Uele border region in January 2018, in which at least five civilians were killed and 26 others abducted. In February, there were 30 attacks, killing at least 15 civilians and abducting 25 others. One of the most significant changes in January–February 2018 […]

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December 28, 2017

by Invisible Children

Ferdinand | Hero of the Early Warning Radio Network

“I chose to be a humanitarian to help my human brothers and sisters who are victims of war or any other catastrophe to regain their human dignity. I do this in the name of human solidarity, in my own community and everywhere else where men, women, or children are subject to suffering.” – Ferdinand Zangapayda, […]

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December 20, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | November 2017

Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. Overall levels of violence in the Mbomou-Uele border region* continued to decline in November compared to previous months, in part because the LRA committed fewer attacks (two) and abductions (zero) than it has in any month since at least June 2008. However, intercommunal conflict in Haut […]

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by Invisible Children

Matar | A hero in Bria, Central African Republic

In times of crisis, heroes rise up and lead their communities toward peace and justice. Throughout our 12 years working in some of the most remote and dangerous communities in central Africa, we’ve met some of the world’s greatest heroes. We’re partnering with those local heroes to build a safer more peaceful future for thousands […]

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December 13, 2017

by Invisible Children

Obo || A Community of Heroes

For 12 years, Invisible Children has been working together with communities in one of the most dangerous and forgotten regions of the planet. In that time, we’ve met some of the most determined and resilient heroes the world has ever known. This holiday season, we want to introduce you to some of the central African […]

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December 6, 2017

by Invisible Children

What Really Happens in Central Africa

For 12 years, Invisible Children has been working together with communities in one of the most dangerous and forgotten regions of the planet. The things that we’ve seen would shock you, but they rarely make the headlines. Before we close out 2017, we feel it’s our responsibility to be honest with you about what really […]

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