The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of thousands of civilians in the border areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Unpredictable attacks and the awful memory of past atrocities prevent local communities from pursuing their traditional means of subsistence. They struggle to cope with severe individual and collective trauma and to accept family members and neighbours whom the LRA kidnapped and forced to kill.
In response to this chronic insecurity, deep social and economic impact and inadequate responses from national and international actors, Conciliation Resources and partners conducted a thorough appraisal of current approaches to civilian protection and reintegration. The findings of these were released in two reports. This policy brief summarises the findings and policy suggestions of these reports.