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LRA Violence // Year-Over-Year

The LRA perpetrated 163 attacks in the latest year vs. 227 attacks in the year previous.

This is a -28.2% decrease in attacks.

The LRA perpetrated 12 killings and 548 abductions in the latest year vs. 20 killings and 739 in the year previous.

This is a -40.0% decrease in fatalities and a -25.8% decrease in abductions.


Year previous: May 01, 2015 to April 30, 2016
Latest year: May 01, 2016 to today
Latest Attack

April 23, 2017 // LRA forces attacked the community of Bangassou Nzakara, CAR. The assailants spoke Acholi and Zande. They were armed with AK-type weapons. They looted food and communications equipment and abducted 6 civilians (2 women and 4 men).

Latest Major Attack

February 25, 2017 // 5 LRA forces abducted 11 civilians in Gambara, CAR. The assailants wore a mix of civilian and military clothing, boots, and they spoke Acholi and Zande. They looted the community of cassava, peanuts, rice, clothes, shoes, and handheld FM radios.

Latest Returnee Event

April 14, 2017 // LRA forces attacked pastoralists in Dembia, CAR. 3 LRA abductees were able to escape during the attack. They were reportedly part of Achaye Doctor's group.

Hardest Hit Communities by # of Attacks
Last 30 Days
Dembia, Mbomou, CAR: 1
Bangassou-Nzakara (near Zemio), Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 1
Banangui, Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 1
Last 365 Days
Nambia (near Niangara), Haut Uele, DRC: 9
Banda, Haut Uele, DRC: 8
Obo, Haut-Mbomou, CAR: 7