Awareness raising exercise, in case of an attack by LRA men, held by members of the local protection committee and womens association in Bangadi village, DRC

Blog: Living in the shadow of the LRA

In the village of Bangadi, in Congo's north-eastern Orientale province, you don't have to look hard to see the impact that the vicious rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, the LRA, has had on the community.

The village, close to the border with Sudan, where the LRA is also active, is surrounded by forest and hard to protect. 

Excercice de préparation à d'éventuelles attaques de la LRA, Bangadi, RDC. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Vivre dans l’ombre funeste de la LRA

Inutile de chercher. Dans le village de Bangadi, en province Orientale, dans le nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), les traces des exactions perpétrées par les rebelles de l'Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) sautent aux yeux.

Situé près de la frontière avec le Soudan, où sévit également la LRA, et entouré de forêt, ce village est difficile à protéger.

Ejercicio de concienciación en caso de un ataque del LRA. Foto: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Vivir bajo la sombra del LRA

En Bangadi, un pueblo de la provincia de Orientale en el noreste del Congo, no es difícil ver el impacto que ha tenido en la comunidad el Ejército de Resistencia del Señor (conocido internacionalmente por sus siglas en inglés, LRA).

Photo: Oxfam protection officer Jeremie Kaomba speaking at a workshop.

Blog: DRC: Trying to build security where fear prevails

Eastern Congo is supposed to be at peace. But life for civilians in Mweso health zone, Masisi territory, North Kivu, is anything but peaceful.

Although a peace agreement was signed three years ago, ongoing instability, violence, a worsening humanitarian situation and festering ethnic tensions continue to make life precarious for civilians.

Marie-Paul Kimakosa, 18, with her two sons Emmanuel Mbolina and Mado. Photo: Simon Rawles/Oxfam

Blog: Protecting civilians must be at the heart of counter-LRA intervention

President Obama’s decision earlier this month to deploy approximately 100 US troops to central Africa in support of regional efforts to defeat the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has attracted both praise and criticism. As one of the only international NGOs providing humanitarian aid in LRA-affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Oxfam’s primary concern is that any efforts to address the LRA learn from the mistakes of

Children playing on an abandoned tank in Mundri town, southern Sudan. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Blog: Can we rescue the peace in southern Sudan?

Maya Mailer, co-author of new Oxfam report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan,” recently visited the Western Equatoria region to see first hand how rising attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army are destroying lives and livelihoods…

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