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LRA Crisis Tracker : Dossier de Sécurité Annuel 2013

Résumé: Les cinq évolutions les plus importantes de la LRA en 2013

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LRA Crisis Tracker Annual Security Brief, January-December 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.

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Joseph Kony's LRA exploits Central African Republic upheaval by launching massive attacks on civilians

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  • 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
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La LRA de Joseph Kony exploite les bouleversements en République Centrafricaine en lançant des attaques massives contre des civils

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  • 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
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Loosening Kony’s Grip: Effective Defection Strategies for Today’s LRA

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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.

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LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief, January – March 2013

Executive Summary

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).

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Kony’s ivory: How elephant poaching in Congo helps support the Lord’s Resistance Army

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.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: Sudan’s Harboring of the LRA in the Kafia Kingi Enclave, 2009-2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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.

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28 released from LRA captivity

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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.

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LRA Crisis Tracker: 2012 Dossier de Sécurité Annuel

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

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LRA Crisis Tracker: 2012 Annual Security Brief

The Brief provides the most comprehensive analysis of recent LRA activity publicly available, giving field workers, policymakers, and activists a tool to better understand the LRA conflict.

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LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief, July - Sept. 2012

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.

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Top Stories of 2012, part III: Winning funds to help communities protect themselves

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January 1, 2013 by Michael

On December 14, 2009, a band of just a few dozen LRA fighters entered a small village in the Makombo area of Democratic Republic of Congo. They proceeded from house to house, killing or abducting anyone they encountered. Over the next four days, they repeated this tactic in at least nine additional villages, killing 321 people and abducting more than 250.

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Top Stories of 2012, part II: Getting the right voices heard

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December 19, 2012 by Michael

The first time we ever heard from him, Fr. Benoit Kinalegu had an urgent message to share. On September 18, 2008, he wrote to sound an alarm over a wave of deadly LRA attacks against communities surrounding his town of Dungu in the remote northeastern area of Democratic Republic of Congo. Six communities had been simultaneously targeted by Kony’s forces the day before. In one village, Fr. Benoit said, the LRA marched 50 schoolchildren from their classroom straight into the bush.

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Top Stories 2012: New wave of LRA defectors returns home

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by Michael

This week we are sharing three top stories from 2012. After much debate, they have been chosen by our team as the best demonstrations of our impact and shared as a token of thanks to our supporters.

Our first is a story that stands above the rest as a sign of hope for our work. Contributions from Resolve supporters enabled us to advance U.S. actions that helped a wave of LRA fighters and abductees escape from the group in 2012 — maybe even as many as the previous three years combined.

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Senate passes defense bill with new LRA provision

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On Dec. 4th, the US Senate passed next year’s defense authorizations bill after adding a new provision urging sustained commitment for efforts to help end LRA atrocities. The amendment was introduced by Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE), who chairs the Africa Subcommittee. It passed unanimously. The full text is below.

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Religious leaders from LRA-affected areas call for change

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On September 28th, 2012, religious leaders from Congo, Central African Republic (CAR), and South Sudan met as part of the Regional Interfaith Network of Religious Leaders for Peace (Le Réseau Régional et Interconfessionnel des Leaders Religieux pour la Paix, RRILRP) and released a statement expressing their concerns and recommendations for seeing an end to the LRA conflict. They call for increased protection of civilians and humanitarian assistance, especially in the most isolated areas of CAR.