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September 19, 2018

by Invisible Children

On the Radar || LRA Targeting Children in DRC

In recent weeks, our LRA Crisis Tracker team has reported on a series of LRA attacks in and around the community of Banda, located in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). YOU CAN HELP MAKE COMMUNITIES SAFER BY GIVING TO OUR PROGRAMS TODAY Beginning on August 26, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters have reportedly carried […]

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August 15, 2018

by Invisible Children

From the Washington Post || Three LRA Escapees Return Home to Uganda

In early June, we received word that a small group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters escaped in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the group were three Ugandan fighters, Sam, Stephen, and Bosco, who had all been among LRA ranks for at least 16 years. Now, we are always excited when we get […]

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August 8, 2018

by Invisible Children

Protecting Pangolins- A Conservation Success Story

What do you get when you cross an anteater with a pinecone? A pangolin. You may recognize the name, since this strange-looking animal is making a big, adorable, online splash lately. Maybe, like us, you’ve been binge-watching baby pangolin videos, pangolins walking like T-Rexes, or riding on their mother’s tails.  If you are a true […]

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August 1, 2018

by Invisible Children

Heading Home: How a Community Rallied to Help LRA Escapees

“We welcome people who have come out of the bush because they are our brothers and sisters. This woman needed assistance with her children and we were trained by Invisible Children to help them to come out of the bush and care for them. She is one of us.” –Emmanuel, Congolese Peace Committee President Just […]

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July 26, 2018

by Invisible Children

Meet the Team || Ernest and Nastasia

You may not be aware but there are some new faces working at Invisible Children these days! We want to take a moment to let you get to know a couple of the newest members of our team. In our Washington DC headquarters, we’ve loved getting to know the wonderful Nastasia (affectionately known to us […]

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July 20, 2018

by Invisible Children

Community Action Plans: Using Local Genius to Avoid Crisis

What would you do if you were the leader of a small community in central Africa and heard that the LRA had just attacked a neighboring village and was likely headed your way? Would you start running through the town yelling for people to evacuate?  Would you try to arm the community and prepare to […]

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July 11, 2018

by Invisible Children

Remembering Our Friend Nate

Eight years ago today, 74 people were killed in a series of terrorist bombings in Kampala, Uganda. One of those killed was an American named Nate Henn. He was our friend. Before his death, Nate had dedicated almost two years of his life as a volunteer roadie with Invisible Children. In the spring of 2010, […]

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June 27, 2018

by Invisible Children

Celebration in Obo, CAR || Day of the African Child

On June 16, while we here in DC were just waking up, children in Nairobi, Kenya were busy celebrating International Day of the African Child through song, dance, and a rap battle. At the same time, hundreds were gathering in Batsinda, Rwanda for a commemorative walk that ended in a dance and music celebration. In […]

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June 20, 2018

by Invisible Children

Your new favorite holiday: World Refugee Day

You may not have realized when you woke up this morning that today is not your typical Wednesday. In fact, today is the 18th annual World Refugee Day. While that may not give you an excuse to indulge your sugar addiction, like on National Donut day, or require you to plan a Star Wars movie […]

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June 15, 2018

by Invisible Children

Escaping LRA Captivity

On April 20, two boys and two girls who were being held captive by a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) fighters escaped in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). As they fled, their captors shot at them, wounding one of the girls. The others managed to get away ending up […]

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