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Mar 5 2012



In 2004, the United Nations called the LRA crisis in northern Uganda the “most forgotten, neglected humanitarian emergency in the world.” Invisible Children was founded to change that and to fight against the false notion that our responsibility to each other stops at our own nations’ borders.

Our founders believed that if people around the world knew the reality of LRA violence -- more than 60,000 children abducted, tens of thousands killed, and millions displaced -- and if they could see the names, faces, and stories behind the statistics, they would be moved to take action and demand justice. They were right. By harnessing the power of storytelling, youth idealism, and human empathy, they mobilized millions around the world to raise the banner for LRA-affected communities and move world leaders to take historic action to end the LRA crisis.

Despite all of the progress, LRA leader Joseph Kony remained at large, exploiting central Africa’s ungoverned corners. In 2012, we were determined to make the world take notice of Kony and his atrocities, and so we created an awareness and advocacy campaign called Kony 2012.

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