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LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief [April -June 2011]

LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief [April -June 2011]

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A PUBLICATION OF
 
INVISIBLE CHILDREN + RESOLVE
LRA
 CRISIS
TRACKER
QUARTERLY SECURITY BRIEF[APRIL -JUNE 2011]
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
This LRA Crisis Tracker Quarterly Security Brief provides a summaryand analysis of the reported activities of the Lord’s Resistance Armyfrom April to June 2011 (highlighted reporting period) in DemocraticRepublic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and Central African Republic(CAR).
During the rst two months of the highlighted reporting period therewas a reduction of reported LRA attacks relative to the rst quarterof 2011, with 10 LRA attacks occurring in April and 19 in May. How
-ever, the group is reported to have carried out 52 attacks in the month
of June which resulted in 32 civilians killed and 39 abducted.Locales that were reportedly attacked most during the highlighted
reporting period include the areas surrounding Faradje, Dungu, and
Bangadi in Haut Uele, DRC. The hardest hit area of the highlighted re
-
porting period was Bangadi and its immediate surroundings, in which10 attacks took place over the course of the quarter.
Intensity of violence, measured by the number of killings and abduc-
tions per reported attack, was at its lowest level of the last ve report
-
ing periods on record. On average, 0.51 civilians were killed and 1.58
abducted per reported attack.
The 92 total attacks recorded during the highlighted reporting periodrepresent a slight reduction relative to the previous quarter, in whichthere were 116 reported attacks.
 
REPORTED LRA ATTACKS AGAINST CIVILIANS
July 2010 Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. 2011 Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
88% of reported LRA attacks during the highlightedreporting period occurred in DRC, 5.4% in South Su
-
dan, and 6.5% in CAR.
A majority of reported attacks in DRC occurred in
Haut Uele district, including concentrations of 10 at
-
tacks near Bangadi town and ve attacks near Nambiatown.The number of attacks per quarter uctuated sig
-
nicantly over the preceding six quarters. Chrono
-logically from January 2010 to June 2011 attacks per
quarter were as follows: 162, 115, 70, 73, 116, and 92.
Invisible Children + Resolve LRA Crisis Tracker
QUARTERLY SECURITY BRIEF
[April - June 2011]
2
12-MONTH SUMMARY OF REPORTED LRA ATTACKS BY COUNTRY
    N    U    M    B    E    R    O    F    R    E    P    O    R    T    E    D    A    T    T    A    C    K    S
REPORTED ATTACKS BYADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT
[April - June 2011]
DRC: Orientale: Haut UeleDRC: Orientale: Bas UeleCAR: Haut MbomouCAR: MbomouS. Sudan: W. Equatoria
92 TOTAL
REPORTED ATTACKS BYCOUNTRY
[April - June 2011]
ATTACK SUMMARY
[April - June 2011]
81DRC
5S. Sudan
6CAR
756515
DRCS. SUDANCAR
01020304050
HIGHLIGHTED REPORTING PERIOD
 
REPORTED KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS OF CIVILIANS
SUMMARY OF KILLINGSAND ABDUCTIONS OF CIVILIANS
[APRIL -JUNE 2011]
Total reported killings of civilians: 47Total reported abductions of civilians: 145Totals by country for the highlighted reporting period:DRC, 39 killed and 98 abducted; CAR, four killed and33 abducted; S. Sudan four killed and 14 abducted. Dur
-
ing the highlighted reporting period, 70% of reportedLRA attacks (68 total) included either a killing or an
abduction of a civilian.The LRA killed an average of 0.51 people per reportedattack during the highlighted reporting period. The LRA
abducted an average of 1.58 people per reported at
-tack during the highlighted reporting period.
July 2010 Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. 2011 Feb. Mar. Apr. May June
Invisible Children + Resolve LRA Crisis Tracker
QUARTERLY SECURITY BRIEF
[April - June 2011]
3
ATTACK TYPE BREAKDOWN
[APRIL-JUNE 2011]
Killings and abductions o civiliansKilling o civiliansAbduction o civiliansNeither*12-MONTH SUMMARY OF REPORTED KILLINGS AND ABDUCTIONS OF CIVILIANS
HIGHLIGHTED REPORTING PERIOD
    N    U    M    B    E    R    O    F    K    I    L    L    I    N    G    S    A    N    D    A    B    D    U    C    T    I    O    N    S
45%30%5%20%
KillingsAbductions
020406080100120
(*Attack leading to civilian injury, looting,sexual or gender based violence, or displacement)

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