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Human Rights Activists Support U.S. Move against LRA Rebels

America\'s National Public Radio says that Advocacy groups say this is a case where military intervention is needed, and it comes at a time when the LRA has been weakened and is estimated to have only a few hundred active fighters.



Human rights groups have offered loud applause for the Obama administration's decision to send 100 military advisers to several countries in Africa to help those nations fight one of the continent's most notorious rebel groups, the Lord's Resistance Army.





America's National Public Radio says that Advocacy groups say this is a case where military intervention is needed, and it comes at a time when the LRA has been weakened and is estimated to have only a few hundred active fighters. 





As President Obama put together his plan to help African countries track down Kony, activists have put together their own innovative ways to focus attention on the conflict.





A website that tracks the LRA was put together in a joint project run by Invisible Children, a group based in San Diego, and an advocacy group in Washington, D.C., called Resolve, run by Michael Poffenberger.





You can see video interviews with these people that we and our partners have filmed out on the ground, so it is not just a bunch of icons on a map but the stories of the people who have been most impacted, said Poffenberger.





Poffenberger acknowledges there are no easy answers. But he hopes that with more U.S. involvement, the militaries in the region will be more sensitive to this problem.





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