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LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Congo and South Sudan (April - June 2015)

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The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) remains active and a threat to vulnerable communities in South Sudan, CAR and DRC. The trend in LRA attacks and deaths has remained constant since 2012, however a steady increase in abductions continues to be reported.

In Q2 of 2015, 66 LRA attacks, 3 deaths and 121 abductions were reported. The number of attacks increased by 2 per cent while the number of deaths and abductions fell by 81 per cent and 39 per cent respectively from Q1 of 2015. As compared to the same period in 2014, the number of LRA attacks increased by 22 per cent. The number of deaths and abductions fell by 40 per cent and 43 per cent respectivley. These attacks, deaths and abductions represent 33 per cent, 8 per cent and 21 per cent of reported incidents in 2014 respectively.

An estimated 199,898 people remain displaced in LRA-affected areas of South Sudan, CAR and DRC.

Central African Republic

Twenty-two LRA attacks and 36 abductions were reported in CAR in Q2 of 2015. No deaths were reported in Q2 of 2015. This is an increase 9 per cent in the number of abductions over Q1 of 2015. The number of attacks decreased by 4 per cent. 46 per cent, 36 per cent and 18 per cent of the attacks occurred in Haute-Kotto, Haut-Mbomou and Mbomou Prefectures respectively. The number of displaced people in LRA-affected areas remains at 18,200.

Democratic Republic of Congo

Forty-four LRA attacks, 3 deaths and 85 abductions were reported in Q2 of 2015. This is a decrease of 67 per cent and 42 per cent in the number of deaths and abductions respectively over Q1 of 2015. The number of attacks increased by 10 per cent. Over 162,000 people remain displaced in Bas-Uélé and Haut-Uélé Districts of Province Orientale - many of them long term but with approximately 49,000 newly displaced since 2014 - due to LRA activity. An estimated 9,243 CAR refugees remain hosted in the area

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