Key Statistics

 

Deaths

  • The LRA is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths over the course of the conflict [5]
  • More than 2,400 killed by the LRA in DR Congo, CAR, and South Sudan since 2008, as of December 2011 [10]
  • DR Congo: Over 1,900 killed between September 2008 and December 2010 [1]
  • South Sudan: 216 killed between December 2008 and November 2009 [2]
  • Central African Republic: 175 killed between February 2008 and November 2010 [3]

Abductions

  • More than 3,400 abducted by the LRA in DR Congo, CAR, and South Sudan since 2008, including over 1,500 children as of March 2011 [10, 11]
  • DR Congo: 2,615 people abducted, including 886 children, as of December 2010 [4]
  • South Sudan: 149 abducted between December 2008 and November 2009 [2]
  • Central African Republic: 352 abducted, including many children, as of November 2010 [6]
  • Uganda: 66,000 people/youth between the ages of 14 and 30 from the mid-1990s to 2006  [7] and 30,000 children (under 18) abducted from 1988 to 2004 [8]

Displaced People

  • 438,504 LRA-induced displacements in DR Congo, CAR, and South Sudan as of December 2011 [9]
  • DR Congo: 347,360 IDPs in LRA-affected areas of DRC as of December 2011 [9]
  • South Sudan: 70,000 estimated number of people displaced due to LRA violence as of December 2011 [9]
  • Central African Republic: 21,144 displaced in southeast Central African Republic as of December 2011 [9]
  • Uganda: approximately 1,700,000 internally displaced from 1986 to 2007 [12]

Sources:

  1. December 14, 2010, Oxfam, “Ghosts of Christmas Past: Protecting Civilians from the LRA.”
  2. December 2009, HIU State Department, “Conflict Without Borders: Lord’s Resistance Army Reported Attacks (Dec. 2008-Nov. 2009), Displacement, and Peacekeepers.”
  3. June 2010, Ledio Cakaj, “On the Heels of Joseph Kony: The Untold Tragedy Unfolding in the Central African Republic.” + November 25 2010, OCHA CAR “Records of LRA attacks in CAR in 2010.”
  4. December, 2010, Action Humanitaire en Province Orientale, “Rapport mensuel et bilan annuel partiel 2010.”
  5. May 2013, United Nations, “Report of the Secretary General on the activities of UNOCA and on the Lord’s Resistance Army.”
  6. August 11 2010, Human Rights Watch, “CAR/DR Congo: LRA Conducts Massive Abduction Campaign: New Regional Strategy Needed to Protect Civilians and Rescue Children.” + November 25 2010, OCHA CAR “Records of LRA attacks in CAR in 2010.”
  7. 2007 SWAY Report “The State of Youth and Youth Protection in Northern Uganda.”
  8. February 2004, UNOCHA “Child Soldiers at Centre of Mounting Humanitarian Crisis.”
  9. January 25, 2012, OCHA, “LRA Regional Update: Central African Republic, DR Dongo and South Sudan: January-December 2011.”
  10. October 14, 2011, US Department of State, “Fact Sheet: U.S. Support to Regional Efforts to Counter the Lord’s Resistance Army.”
  11. March 10, 2011, UNOCHA, “DRC: ERC Amos calls for better security in LRA-affected areas.”
  12. 2005, UNOCHA, “2005 Annual Report”