In a few words, what was the Lost Boys of Sudan's journey like?
Lost Boys of Sudan were child refugees from Sudan during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). The boys were forced to flee their homes and walked for months to seek safety in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya. The Lost Boys were resettled in various countries, including the United States, and were reunited with family members.
Lost Boys of Sudan
Lost Boys of Sudan: a term used to describe a group of over 20,000 Sudanese boys who were displaced or separated from their families during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983-2005). Refugee: an individual who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. Civil War: a war between organized groups within the same country or nation, usually due to the struggle for power or territory.
The Lost Boys of Sudan were actually mostly children and teenagers between the ages of 8 and 17. The original Lost Boys of Sudan were mostly from the Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups. The Lost Boys of Sudan were given special help by the United Nations to resettle in other countries, including the United States and Canada.
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The Lost Boys of Sudan were a group of which nationality?
The Lost Boys of Sudan originated from which civil war?
- Angolan Civil War
- Kenyan Civil War
- Arab-Israeli War
- Second Sudanese Civil War
What was the approximate age range of the Lost Boys of Sudan?
- 10-20 years old
- 1-10 years old
- 20-30 years old
- 30-40 years old
In what year did the Lost Boys of Sudan arrive in the United States?
What was the purpose of the Lost Boys of Sudan resettlement in the United States?
- Educational opportunities
- Employment opportunities
- Political asylum
- Military training