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Daemon
Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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The Lost Boys of Sudan

Since the 1980s, when the Second Sudanese Civil War broke out, more than 20,000 of the nation's boys have been displaced or orphaned. Most of these "Lost Boys"—separated from their families when government troops attacked villages in southern Sudan—walked for years in search of safety, traveling over a thousand miles to refugee camps. More than half died along the way. Many of the survivors have since been resettled in the US. What happened to Sudan's "Lost Girls"? More...
Professor
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:39:18 AM

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Daemon wrote:
The Lost Boys of Sudan

Since the 1980s, when the Second Sudanese Civil War broke out, more than 20,000 of the nation's boys have been displaced or orphaned. Most of these "Lost Boys"—separated from their families when government troops attacked villages in southern Sudan—walked for years in search of safety, traveling over a thousand miles to refugee camps. More than half died along the way. Many of the survivors have since been resettled in the US. What happened to Sudan's "Lost Girls"? More...


We had several hundred of the lost boys living as refugees in Arizona. Many were working to get their education and were very happy to be resettled in Phoenix. It would be interesting to see how successful they have become.
Guto André
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 7:56:56 AM

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Many of the survivors have since been resettled in the US. What happened to Sudan's "Lost Girls"?

The war impacted girls too. When villages were attacked, girls were raped, and women and small children (boys and girls) were taken to the north to be used or sold as slaves. When arriving in the camps in Ethiopia, the boys were placed in boys-only areas of the camp, but according to Sudanese culture, the girls could not be left alone and were placed with surviving family members or adopted by other Sudanese families. When the resettlement program to the US was initiated in 1999, one of the requirements was that the children must be orphans. Because these girls had been living in these family units for up to 9–14 years, they were no longer considered orphans and therefore, were not eligible for the resettlement program. As a result, relatively few of the Lost Girls were deemed eligible for the resettlement program to the US.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 9:35:50 AM
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The most damnable characteristic of the ultra wealthy global elite is the withholding of power and influence that could alleviate so much suffering at so little cost to their vast fortunes.

What is the price of a few 100 billion when your sitting on trillions? Being in control of a world wide monied cartel and doing nothing substantially good could be a definition of evil.


My guess Professor is that the majority of the boys you mentioned have availed themselves of the opportunity to prosper in heart mind and soul.
A follow up on them would be very interesting.

BTW...what is it that you're Professing...Whistle
Kirk Stephens
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 11:12:34 AM

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Very sad. I thought the creation of South Sudan would help conditions in that part of Africa, but it doesn't seem to have made a significant impact on either area.
mangezi
Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 3:36:36 PM

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Kirk Stephens wrote:
Very sad. I thought the creation of South Sudan would help conditions in that part of Africa, but it doesn't seem to have made a significant impact on either area.
I think in that region only Chad is safe; Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somali is all chaos: unending insurgencies with the toothless African Union completely doing nothing.
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I pray peace finds its way to Sudan... Aameen
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