LRA Violence // Year-Over-Year

The LRA perpetrated 149 attacks in the latest year vs. 223 attacks in the year previous.

This is a -33.2% decrease in attacks.

The LRA perpetrated 8 killings and 461 abductions in the latest year vs. 25 killings and 793 in the year previous.

This is a -68.0% decrease in fatalities and a -41.9% decrease in abductions.

Year previous: June 29, 2015 to June 28, 2016
Latest year: June 29, 2016 to today
Latest Attack

June 22, 2017 // A group of 14 suspected LRA forces ambushed travelers north of Sambia, DRC, between 10:00 and 14:00. 4 travelers, including a Congolese soldier, were abducted. Security forces were reportedly sent to pursue the assailants and exchanged fire with them.

Latest Major Attack

June 06, 2017 // LRA forces armed with automatic weapons looted a mining camp near Gangala Na Bodio, DRC. They had reportedly abducted 10 civilians in 2 neighboring communities before making their way to the mine. The assailants looted food, gold, and diamonds.

Latest Returnee Event

June 19, 2017 // A group of community members pursued an LRA group that had abducted 7 civilians in Diabakpa, DRC. They managed to free 6 of the abductees but a 13-year-old boy remained in captivity.

Hardest Hit Communities by # of Attacks
Last 30 Days
Limai, Haut Uele, DRC: 4
Sambia, Haut Uele, DRC: 3
Gangala na Bodio, Haut Uele, DRC: 2
Last 365 Days
Nambia (near Niangara), Haut Uele, DRC: 10
Mboki, Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 7
Rafai, Mbomou, CAR: 7