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LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief [April - June 2011]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief provides a summary and analysis of the reported activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army from April to June 2011 (highlighted reporting period) in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and Central African Republic (CAR).

During the first two months of the highlighted reporting period there was a reduction of reported LRA attacks relative to the first quarter of 2011, with 10 LRA attacks occurring in April and 19 in May. However, the group is reported to have carried out 52 attacks in the month of June which resulted in 32 civilians killed and 39 abducted.

Locales that were reportedly attacked most during the highlighted reporting period include the areas surrounding Faradje, Dungu, and Bangadi in Haut Uele, DRC. The hardest hit area of the highlighted reporting period was Bangadi and its immediate surroundings, in which 10 attacks took place over the course of the quarter.

Intensity of violence, measured by the number of killings and abductions per reported attack, was at its lowest level of the last five reporting periods on record. On average, 0.51 civilians were killed and 1.58 abducted per reported attack.

The 92 total attacks recorded during the highlighted reporting period represent a slight reduction relative to the previous quarter, in which there were 116 reported attacks.