The Impact Of The Lord’s Resistance Army In The DRC

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), also known as the Lord’s Resistance Movement, is a militant movement led by Joseph Kony whose goals include ruling Uganda according to the Ten Commandments. The group’s activities have also spilled into the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and Sudan. The group has been accused of many human rights violations, including murder, abduction, mutilation, and child slavery. In this video, residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo speak about what life has been like since the Lord’s Resistance Army has begun operating in and around their villages. In the area affected by the LRA, agriculture is the main activity. Says one resident: “We can no longer go out of town to our fields, or access the most fertile land. So we can only grow food in small gardens surrounding our houses. If you try to go further afield, you’ll die.”

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Submitted by: Ilana Faber
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