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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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November 28, 2017

by Invisible Children

#GivingTuesday || Sam, Louis, and Christopher Head Home

Every child deserves safety, freedom, and to be with the families who love them. Unfortunately, that is not the reality for many children who are held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). But we are changing that. Together with brave local heroes and partners, we are helping make central African children safer from […]

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November 22, 2017

by Invisible Children

Monthly Security Brief | October 2017

Pour lire la version française de ce rapport, cliquez ici. Armed actors were responsible for seven attacks on civilians in October 2017, the fewest in the Mbomou-Uele border region of any month so far in 2017. Of the seven attacks, four were committed by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) groups in eastern Central African Republic. Two […]

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November 21, 2017

by Invisible Children

#GivingTuesday || Reimagining an Already Powerful Tool for Ending Violent Conflict

In 2010, more than 750 people were killed in attacks carried out by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in remote corners of central Africa. So far this year, that number has dropped to fewer than twenty, and our LRA Crisis Tracker has played a part in making that possible. Since 2011, our groundbreaking LRA Crisis […]

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November 14, 2017

by Invisible Children

#GivingTuesday || One Day that Makes Every Day Safer

On November 28th, join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday, the one day that makes every day safer for thousands of families. In hidden corners of our world today, thousands of brave families face the daily realities of violence and exploitation. Mothers risk their own lives to protect their children from abduction, and entire communities struggle to […]

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October 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

How Conservation Efforts are Making Central African Communities Safer

Central Africa is home to some of the world’s most coveted resources and most diverse and magnificent wildlife. The communities we work with in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Central African Republic (CAR) are scattered throughout thick forests where elephants, giraffes, and even the odd pangolin reside. But, with little to no […]

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October 20, 2017

by Invisible Children

Quarter 3 Brief | July-September 2017

Clashes between armed groups and attacks on civilians continued to dominate the security landscape in the Mbomou-Uele border region* in Quarter 3 (July–September) 2017. In eastern Central African Republic (CAR), fighting involving ex-Seleka factions, anti-balaka militias, and other armed actors was concentrated in towns such as Bria (Haute Kotto prefecture) and Zemio (Haut Mbomou prefecture), while security improved […]

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October 13, 2017

by Invisible Children

Resisting War // Local Solutions for Preventing Violent Conflict

Last week, our Director of Research and Policy, Paul Ronan, attended a panel discussion, hosted by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) here in Washington DC. The discussion, centered on USIP fellow, Oliver Kaplan’s new book,  Resisting War: How Communities Protect Themselves, and focused on the ways that communities in areas impacted by violent conflict […]

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October 11, 2017

by Invisible Children

Strengthening Community Resilience

Many of the communities that we work with in eastern Central African Republic (CAR), northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan face the daily threat of violent conflict and exploitation. Isolated and without basic protection, they are targeted by a number of armed groups who recognize and seek to exploit their vulnerability. The […]

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