- UNICEF Situation Report on Refugees from Burundi, 30 Sep 2015
- UNHCR Update on the Burundi Refugee Response, 18 - 24 September 2015
- Review of the Regional Framework for the Protection of South Sudanese Refugee Children in Uganda
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Trends in Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) violence in eastern Central African Republic (CAR) and northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) diverged sharply in the first eight months of 2015. In Congo, LRA groups utilized bold tactics rarely employed in recent years, killing at least six Congolese soldiers and conducting a series of large-scale looting raids that led to a surge in civilian abductions.
Total LRA attacks and abductions increased in 2014, reversing years of decline
Trends in LRA violence varied dramatically at the local level
The LRA’s command structure is in upheaval
The LRA’s fighting capacity is dropping (slowly)
The LRA is losing its most experienced women and children captives
The LRA is using collaborators to traffic illicit resources
The LRA and Seleka have a complicated relationship
The LRA is not the only armed group attacking civilians
In partnership with The Resolve, we’ve just released a new reportfrom the LRA Crisis Tracker, which demonstrates important trends in LRA activity over the last six months. Our friend Paul Ronan does a great job at summarizing this data, which points to a spike in LRA abductions in DR Congo and Central African Republic (CAR).
Kony ordered LRA elephant poaching mission to DRC’s Garamba National Park
LRA fighters collecting gold and diamonds in eastern Central African Republic
Illicit ivory, gold, and diamonds reportedly sent to Kony’s hideout in Sudanese-controlled Kafia Kingi enclave
Tracking Kony across central Africa
By Paul Ronan
By Paul Ronan
Reuters reports that Ugandan and Seleka troops have clashed several times this week in eastern Central African Republic, leaving over a dozen Seleka soldiers and several Ugandan troops dead. The clashes have taken place near Nzako, a small mining town located in the CAR’s Mbomou prefecture that has been a hotbed of LRA activity in the past year.
Executive Summary: Seasonal spike in LRA attacks, more defections in CAR
Résumé: Les cinq évolutions les plus importantes de la LRA en 2013
Today, Invisible Children and The Resolve released the 2013 LRA Crisis Tracker Security Brief. This annual report provides analysis on all data collected as part of the LRA Crisis Tracker, providing actionable intelligence for counter-LRA actors and valuable information for the public.
The report identifies five key findings from the 2013 data:
1.THE LRA LOST AS MUCH AS ONE-FIFTH OF ITS CORE FIGHTING CAPACITY.
- La LRA serait en train d’utiliser des raids de pillage dans la situation déstabilisée de la RCA comme moyen de survie pour Joseph Kony
- Les efforts régionaux affaiblissent la LRA, qui a perdu près d'un cinquième de ses combattants de base en 2013
KAMPALA, OUGANDA (le 11 février 2014) – Des raids à grande échelle par le groupe rebelle Ougandais, l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA), se sont multipliés dans les zones de l'est de la République centrafricaine (RCA), zones sous l'autorité de combattants Séléka qui ont renversé le gouvernement …
- LRA likely using looting raids in destabilized CAR as lifeline for Joseph Kony
- Regional efforts are weakening the LRA, which lost nearly one-fifth of its core fighters in 2013
WASHINGTON, DC (February 11, 2014) – Large-scale raids by the Ugandan rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), have surged in areas of eastern Central African Republic (CAR) under the authority of Seleka fighters who overthrew the country’s central government last March.
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New report: How to dismantle the LRA from the bottom-up
By Michael Poffenberger
We’ve long argued that Joseph Kony’s leadership is central to the LRA’s survival, and that a solution to the LRA’s atrocity crimes is nearly inconceivable without dealing with him.
Early 2013 shows cyclical uptick in attacks
The LRA committed 58 attacks between January and March 2013 (Quarter 1 of 2013, or Q1 2013), compared to 36 attacks between October and December 2012 (Q4 2012).
The increase in LRA attacks in early 2013 continues a trend seen in early 2012 and early 2011, in which the number of LRA attacks rose compared to the last three months of the previous year. Despite the rise in attacks, the LRA committed fewer abductions in early 2013 (69) than in late 2012 (111).
Posted by Cody Leblanc
A new report and video by the Enough Project and the Satellite Sentinel Project, co-produced by Invisible Children and The Resolve, confirms that the Lord’s Resistance Army,or LRA, has turned to poaching elephants as a means to fund its atrocities.
A growing body of evidence indicates that from 2009 until at least early 2013 the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group has periodically operated in the Kafia Kingi enclave, one of the disputed areas on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. The enclave is currently controlled by Sudan, and numerous eyewitness reports indicate that elements of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in Kafia Kingi have actively sheltered senior LRA commanders there and provided them with limited material support.
On March 21, we heard the great news that 28 women and children were released from LRA captivity. As the LRA Crisis Tracker reports, the group was actually escorted and purposefully let go by four LRA fighters near the town of Digba in Bas-Uele district of northern DRC. This is the largest return of long-term LRA members in at least three years, and is a truly encouraging achievement for efforts to incentivize LRA defections, which have been expanded in the past year.
Synthèse: 6 Tendances Principales dans l’Activité de la LRA
1.La violence de la LRA a grimpé au premier semestre de 2012 (191 attaques) et a graduellement diminuée dans la seconde moitié de l’année (84 attaques).
Cette tendance reflète celle des niveaux d’activité de la LRA observés en 2010 et 2011. Ces tendances ont été influencées par la disposition de la LRA à réduire les attaques pendant la saison des pluies, et indiquent que les civils sont à un risque accru de violence de la LRA dans les premiers mois de 2013.
Voir page 6 pour une analyse plus approfondie
The LRA Crisis Tracker, a joint project of Invisible Children and Resolve, just released its 2012 Annual Security Brief (PDF).
The Quarterly Security Brief provides a summary and analysis of the reported activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from July-September 2012 (Q3 2012). This brief covers LRA activity in Central African Republic (CAR), Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), South Sudan, and Sudan.