LRA Regional Update: DRC, CAR and southern Sudan: April - May 2011
LRA activities continue to be reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), southern Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR).
An estimated 148 attacks were reported in the first five months of 2011, resulting in 93 deaths, 261 abductions and 44 injuries.
Compared to the same period last year, the number of deaths have reduced by 62 percent (246 deaths in 2010), with a similar downward trend in the number of abductions that reduced by 22 percent (348 in 2010). The number of wounded persons has also reduced from 50 to 44 injuries in 2011. The number of attacks in 2011 represents 48 percent of the total number of attacks reported in 2010 (306 attacks). Of the incidents in 2011, 40 attacks, 25 deaths and 83 abductions were recorded between April and May 2011. Majority of the attacks (33) continue to be reported in DRC, which also had the highest number of deaths(19) and abductions(61).
A new caseload of about 11,035 people have been displaced internally (IDPs) since April 2011, bringing the total number of IDPs in the affected countries to 359,514 people.