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Quick recap: Our current #zeroLRA campaign is raising money to fund programs that encourage kidnapped men, women, and children to escape Joseph Kony's rebel army and return home. Every time someone safely surrenders, we celebrate. One such person is Opondo who escaped the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) after 15 years in captivity. So the staff in our…
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The following is written by Invisible Children CEO Ben Keesey, as seen on The Huffington Post. The Situation in Syria Is Terrible, but What Does It Have To Do With Me? For many years, this would have been my perspective on the tragedy playing out in Syria right now. My worldview insulated my empathy from…
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Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children, answering a tough question.
Last week Invisible Children received an open letter from one of our supporters via Twitter. We were so inspired by the letter--especially the question it raised--that we passed it around the office. Ben Keesey, Invisible Children's CEO, read it and wanted to respond personally. And he's not the only one. A lot of us here…
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Last Friday, we shared the news that 14 LRA members were killed by the UPDF. Here is a breakdown of the events with information taken from the Daily Monitor, LRA expert Ledio Cajak, and our own Lisa Dougan. About the event: - At about 1:30 PM on Thursday, November 28th, Ugandan soldiers under the African Union Regional Task Force…
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Abductions by Joseph Kony's rebel army have contributed to thousands of missing children throughout East and central Africa. This is a story of one still missing. It was on the 10th of October, 1999, that Okidi Charles had dinner with his son Opii Christopher for the last time. At the age of 14, Christopher was…
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An estimated 75,000 people were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda between 1986 and 2006. The fate of thousands remains unknown. In Palabek sub-county, the International Committee of the Red Cross launched a programme to assist grieving families of the missing, culminating in a remembrance ceremony in Kamama village. Photographer Phil Moore attended
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In the past we’ve been blown away by how Invisible Children supporters in Europe have rallied for peace in central Africa -- from the thousands who joined the Rescue event in 2009 to the millions who pledged to help end LRA violence during KONY 2012. Now, we have an invitation to take action that is exclusively…
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