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Lord's Resistance Army. A Regional Strategy for a Regional Threat

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ABSTRACT: The Lord’s Resistance Army continues to be a threat to the livelihoods of civilians in a vast area of Central Africa. Three countries are affected by the actions perpetrated by a militia with a humanitarian impact far higher than its actual size would suggest. INTERSOS, present both in Southern Sudan and in Democratic Republic of Congo, is implementing a regional strategy to respond to this crisis with the goal to utilize its relative added values in terms of flexibility and cross border presence. The present paper will present the strategy, identify gaps in the humanitarian response, and suggest some relevant recommendations that can be implemented to increase the overall impact of the international humanitarian presence in the area.