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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 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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October 5, 2017

by Invisible Children

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

by Invisible Children

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

by Invisible Children

A Day of Global Impact #GivingTuesday

It’s almost 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 encourage giving. It’s a day that […]

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September 1, 2017

by Invisible Children

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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August 22, 2017

by Invisible Children

Training New Early Warning Operators in DRC

A few weeks ago, members of our Invisible Children team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), made the trip from our offices in Dungu to a remote community on the outskirts of DRC’s Garamba National Park. The community is part of our Early Warning Radio Network and the radio there, which allows them to report […]

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August 18, 2017

by Invisible Children

#NotATarget | Tomorrow is World Humanitarian Day

Every year on August 19th, we mark our calendars for  World Humanitarian Day, a global day of recognition for those who give up their time, talents, and sometimes their safety to help address the needs of the world’s most vulnerable. This year, the focus of World Humanitarian day is on communities around the world who […]

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August 3, 2017

by Invisible Children

Invisible Children’s Melanie Zawadi on Female Leadership

You may already recognize our Regional Operations Manager, Melanie Zawadi. That’s because she’s been a key leader on our team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), pretty much since we started working with Congolese communities in 2010. From the day we met her, Melanie has inspired us with her strength, brilliance, and commitment to LRA-affected […]

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July 27, 2017

by Invisible Children

An Interview with LRA Escapees

“We were in school before. It was our 6th year. Everything was fine.” For the last four years, Camille Marie-Regnault, Invisible Children’s Protection Programs Officer, has worked with our teams in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR) to ensure that communities in the region have the safety they need […]

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