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January 18, 2019

by Invisible Children

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act Becomes Law

This week the United States government took an important step toward protecting vulnerable communities across the globe. On Monday, January 14, 2019, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act became United States law. This fresh new law represents the best of American ideas and its passage will ensure that the United States government is […]

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December 26, 2018

by Invisible Children

Louis Escaped Captivity Twice

In the Central African Republic (CAR) Joseph Kony’s LRA is one among several armed groups. Many areas of CAR where the LRA is present are in the control of one central African armed group or another. Not only does this mean that central African communities face greater risk of violence, it also means that even […]

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December 18, 2018

by Invisible Children

After 8 Years, Gloria is Going Home

Gloria* spent most of her childhood in captivity. Early one morning in 2010, when she was seven years old, a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters attacked Gloria’s community in eastern Central African Republic (CAR). She was at home with her older sister and a neighbor when the LRA abducted her. For eight long […]

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December 12, 2018

by Invisible Children

David is Home for the Holidays

This year, we have helped many former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) captives reunite with their families. One of those people is David, a seventeen-year-old boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2012, David was eleven years old, in his third year of primary school. One day, he went with his mother to collect water […]

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December 6, 2018

by Invisible Children

What it Takes to Reunite Families

For decades, Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has taken people from their families and forced them to become child soldiers, slaves, and laborers, and it continues today. This year alone, our Crisis Tracker has recorded 300 abductions by the LRA, including a number of children who are still missing. Thousands of people have come home over […]

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November 26, 2018

by Invisible Children

#GivingTuesday 2018 || The Hunter and the Boy

Emmanuel* lives just outside the community of Dungu, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days, Dungu doesn’t experience much LRA violence but between 2008 and 2010, the LRA was pretty active there. According to our Crisis Tracker, the LRA killed at least 177 people and abducted 146 more during those three years alone. […]

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November 21, 2018

by Invisible Children

The Value of Courage || Meet Mama Courageous

This year for #GivingTuesday, we’re sharing the stories of people in central Africa who help their neighbors in times of need. Mama Courageous is one of those people. As part of a network of host homes, Mama Courageous opens her home to children in her community in need of a safe and loving home, including […]

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November 19, 2018

by Invisible Children

The LRA Captive Who Helps Children Escape

Today there are at least 200 people who are still held captive by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). For these men, women, and children, escape is the only way out — but, without help, it’s incredibly difficult and dangerous. Thankfully, there are dozens of brave Central Africans who are taking bold self-sacrificing steps to […]

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November 15, 2018

by Invisible Children

Remembering our friend Arthur on #GivingTuesday

  This #GivingTuesday, join us in celebrating Arthur, and the many Central Africans who are showing courage and making sacrifices to help their neighbors in times of need. Between now and November 27, we are raising funds to support the work of Central Africans like Arthur. HONOR ARTHUR WITH A #GIVINGTUESDAY DONATION Ten years ago, […]

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October 19, 2018

by Invisible Children

Engaging Local Communities in Conservation

The areas of central Africa where we work are some of the most naturally magnificent places on earth. Here, in some of the most remote regions on the planet, people rely on their local environment to sustain them. But, as is true around the world, the exploitation of wildlife and the environment puts these local […]

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