As the security situation in the Central African Republic worsens, a coalition of NGOs including the Enough Project urges a comprehensive U.S. government strategy to halt violence, protect civilians, and defend human rights.
Washington, D.C. --- Today, as the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss the status of the counter-Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA, mission, the Enough Project released a new report, highlighting gaps in the fight to eliminate the LRA.
This week's post in the series Enough 101 offers an overview of the Central African Republic, and contextualizes current events in the state.
Rights Groups Urge for Swift International Action to Protect Civilians in the Central African Republic
In response to the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, the Enough Project has signed on to a press statement calling attention to the crisis and urging swift international action.
Central African Republic — or CAR — baring an improbably simple name and lacking much in the way of resources and population. The country is not only real, it’s in the middle of a spate of lawlessness that has left the population terrorized and the government nearly non-existent.
The Ugandan army, or UPDF, earlier this month had a major confrontation with the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA. The location of the reported firefight is significant in that it could provide clues about where Kony is currently hiding.
After a month-long standoff, the Central African Republic government and a rebel alliance agreed upon a peace deal to end an uprising that threatened to spark a humanitarian crisis and un-seat President François Bozizé. “Failure to go further to discuss the reasons for the lack of implementation of previous agreements and to correct these may lead to another meltdown, a few years down the line again, as a result of lost expectations and frustrations,” warned U.N. special envoy to Central African Republic Margaret Vogt after the signing.
This week's post in the series Enough 101 is the fourth in a multi-part history of the Central African Republic.
This week's post in the series Enough 101 is the third in a multi-part history of the Central Africa Republic.
This week's post in the series Enough 101 is the second in a multi-part history of the Central Africa Republic.
This week's post in the series Enough 101 is the first in a multi-part history of the Central Africa Republic.
Enough Field Research Ledio Cakaj follows the violent path of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army
For more than two years, the Lord’s Resistance Army has been waging a ruthless campaign of terror – largely ignored by the outside world – against civilians in the Central African Republic, or CAR. In a new report, “On the Heels of Kony: The Untold Tragedy Unfolding in the Central African Republic,” Enough Project Field Researcher Ledio Cakaj describes the LRA’s deadly but under-reported track record in a largely forgotten corner of Africa.
In just the last six weeks, 12,000 people have fled their homes because of Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in the Central African Republic, but insecurity has hampered the ability of the U.N. to reach them.
The Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to gradually pull out the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Chad and Central African Republic, or MINURCAT, despite concerns raised by human rights and humanitarian aid agencies.
Attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army along main roads in southeastern CAR aren't just devastating to the victims of the direct attacks. The general insecurity is affecting whole communities that are now at-risk of being completely cut off from aid delivery.
The Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel group infamous for terrorizing northern Uganda, eastern Congo, and southern Sudan, is on the move. An article from the BBC recently highlighted the plight of villagers in southern Central African Republic who have left their homes to escape attacks by the LRA.