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October 20, 2017

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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

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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

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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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October 5, 2017

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Obo | A Community of Resilience

Obo is a small, very remote community in the southeastern corner of the Central African Republic (CAR). It’s so remote that it’s often referred to as Africa’s “Pole of Inaccessibility” — meaning it’s one of the toughest places on the continent to reach. It’s also where one of our field offices is located and where […]

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September 29, 2017

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Beloved – Aimee’s Story || Ledio Cakaj

From time to time, we come across a story that reminds us of the complicated lives of those held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Aimee’s is one of those stories. We learned the details of Aimee’s life in the LRA through our good friend and researcher Ledio Cakaj. Ledio has spent nearly […]

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September 26, 2017

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A Day of Global Impact #GivingTuesday

We are just two months away from one of our favorite days of the year — #GivingTuesday, a global day for giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Every year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, communities and organizations from all over the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and […]

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September 21, 2017

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World Gratitude Day | Celebrating Our Supporters

Today, on World Gratitude Day, we’re celebrating YOU — our amazing supporters. On this day set aside to commemorate all that we’re thankful for, we’re excited and proud to say ‘thanks’ to the many friends we have around the world who partner with us every day to end violent conflict and exploitation facing vulnerable communities. […]

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September 14, 2017

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Monthly Security Brief | August 2017

Civilians targeted in eastern CAR, LRA transports ivory through DRC Overview Armed groups continued to target civilians in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) in August, extending a trend of heightened violence in 2017 in the prefectures of Haute Kotto, Mbomou, and Haut Mbomou. Individuals identified as either armed civilians from the Peuhl ethnic minority or combatants […]

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September 8, 2017

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What We’re Reading // City of Saints & Thieves

Although most of us here at Invisible Children are probably considered too old for Young Adult literature, let’s get real, we can’t help ourselves. We especially love it when we find stories like City of Saints and Thieves, a novel released earlier this year by Natalie C. Anderson. City of Saints and Thieves has everything […]

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September 1, 2017

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How do we recognize the LRA?

For several years, Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) have targeted communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan with violent attacks. Since 2011 we’ve been tracking the group through our LRA Crisis Tracker. This unique and innovative mapping tool uses information collected through our […]

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