Monday, April 14, 2008

One story of the Return of a Southern Sudanese Refugee

Quite a hopeful story of a return of one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. This one returned to dig a water well.

The accompanying article points out that "Contaminated water is a major contributor to illness and shortened lives in southern Sudan, where an estimated 2.2 million died during the 21-year war, many from hunger and disease. Another 4 million were displaced, including 17,000 or more children who trudged to refugee camps in neighboring countries.

In 1995, Dut was among the first of 3,800 mostly orphaned Lost Boys resettled in the United States. He learned English, went to college and worked part-time as a church clerk in Rochester, N.Y."

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