Where are the Sudanese Lost Boys now?
Only half of the 20,000 boys who originally fled Sudan made it to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. They became known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Abraham Ater, a Sudanese refugee, now works as a public health analyst for Northrop Grumman.
Did the Lost Boys of Sudan find their families?
Between 1992 and 1996, UNICEF reunited approximately 1,200 Lost Boys with their families. However, about 17,000 were still in camps throughout Ethiopia and Kenya as of 1996. These camps’ inability to sustain the additional population burden made it evident to government officials that more needed to be done.
Why did the Lost Boys feel Sudan?
“Many villages in South Sudan realized that children were not safe during the civil war and decided to send the boys away because they believed we’d be able to survive a long walk,” says Ater.
Where is John Bul Dau now?
John Bul Dau, forced to flee his village in South Sudan when he was 12 years old, is now the president of both the John Dau Foundation and the South Sudan Institute.
How a lost boy from Sudan found his true calling?
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Is Bul Dau married?
In 2006, he was featured in the acclaimed documentary God Grew Tired of Us. He is married with five children, three of whom attend Collegiate.
How old is John Bul Dau?
48 years (January 15, 1974)John Bul Dau / Age
Where does Bul Dau live?
He immigrated to the United States in 2001 and settled in Syracuse, NY. In the years since, he has earned a degree from Syracuse University, founded three nonprofits (including the John Dau Foundation) to enhance the lives of his fellow Sudanese and received a host of honors for his human rights activism.