Sudanese Lost Boys Reconnect as Men

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

UN workers unload ballot papers printed in Britain for the upcoming independence referendum on South Sudan upon arrival on a plane at Juba airport on December 22, 2010. (Trevor Snapp/Getty)

It has been one of the most harrowing stories to come out of Africa in the recent decades: 27,000 young boys fleeing almost certain death or forced military service as child soldiers in a steady stream out of Sudan during it's 20-year second civil war, which started in 1983. In 2000, some 4,000 "Lost Boys" came to the United States in a resettlement program. Ten years later, many in America and around the world are reconnecting though a recently-discovered store of documents from aid workers in Africa. The discovery is helping them document their own lives as well as the lives of their friends. We listen to some tape on this story with help from Paul Adams at the BBC. 

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