February 16, 2009

The Christmas Massacres

LRA attacks on Civilians in Northern Congo

Map 1: Democratic Republic of Congo
Map 2: Location of Christmas Massacres
Map 3: Villages Attacked by the LRA in Doruma Area
I. Summary
II. Recommendations
III. Methodology
IV. Background
The War in northern Uganda
Justice and Peace Efforts
LRA Prepares for Further War
MONUC and Congolese Army Action against the LRA..
International Humanitarian Law..
V. Attacks on Civilians between September and November 2008..
Killings and Abductions
Inadequate Protection
VI. The Christmas Massacres
Operation Lightning Thunder
Killings December 2008 and January 2009
Attacks in southern Sudan
Rescue and Surrender
VII. Life with the LRA: The Children Speak
VIII. Response from the LRA..
IX. Recent International Action on the LRA..
A Failed Peace Process
The United States
The United Nations
Acknowledgments
Annex I: Civilians Killed by the LRA over the Christmas Period
Annex II: Civilians Killed by the LRA in the First Wave of Attacks
Annex III: Children Abducted by the LRA..
Annex IV: Adults Abducted by the LRA in Faradje and Surroundings