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October 10, 2019

by Invisible Children

World Mental Health Day: Supporting Mental Health in Isolated Communities

The number one thing Central African community leaders tell us is that they need access to more mental health resources. We’re helping make them available.

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August 20, 2019

by Invisible Children

U.S. Ambassador to CAR, Lucy Tamlyn, Hears from Local Peacebuilders

During a workshop for Peace Committee leaders in eastern CAR, local peace builders had the opportunity to address Ambassador Tamlyn.

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June 17, 2019

by Invisible Children

Central African Innovations Save Lives

In December of 2009, Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) carried out a series of attacks on remote communities in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) known as the Makombo Massacre. Over the course of four days, the LRA travelled along a road, going from town to town, killing more than 300 people, and abducting […]

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May 2, 2019

by Invisible Children

Crisis Tracker Special Alert | Spike in Abductions in DRC

Invisible Children’s conflict analysis experts have identified and exposed an alarming trend in violent abductions in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Between March 1 and April 18, 2019, armed groups, including the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), abducted at least 99 people in the Bas Uele and Haut Uele provinces of DRC. This is a […]

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April 16, 2019

by Invisible Children

The Significance of Omar al-Bashir’s Ousting in Sudan

Last Thursday, April 11th, was a historic day. After months of anti-government protests, the Sudanese military ousted President Omar al-Bashir from power. Sudanese armed forces announced Bashir’s arrest, the suspension of the constitution, and up to a two-year transition period from military to civilian rule with Lt. General Awad Ibn Auf, Bashir’s former defense minister […]

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April 5, 2019

by Invisible Children

Our Values in Practice | 2018 Annual Report

If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. – Lilla Watson 2018 was a year of monumental growth for Invisible Children. Thanks to new partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development […]

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January 25, 2019

by Invisible Children

Scouts are an “army for peace” in CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR), as its name suggests, sits at the center of the African continent. The country covers an area of land just a bit smaller than Texas and has a population of about 4.7 million people. The national government, located in the western capital city Bangui, has little control over the country. […]

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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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