25 years ago the country of Sudan was on fire and due to the lack of media coverage almost no one knew what was happening, so the fire of genocide spread and burned for more than 15 years, claiming the lives of over 2 million people. Out of the ashes of war, came hope and after watching their parents die trying to protect them, many displaced children walked for years through dangers we cant imagine. To this day no one knows exactly how many of them were killed along the way but more than 20,000 escaped and the story of the lost boys of Sudan shocked the world, raising an important question, what do you do with tens of thousands of war orphans who have no home? With few options available thousands were brought to the United States for a fresh start. Many of which went to school and found jobs and when the war ended some returned to help rebuild their country. This is their story.
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