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UMass Amherst- “Lost Boy” of Sudan Keeps Hope Alive

James Alic Garang, a PhD candidate in economics, is part of a group nobody would want to join: the "Lost Boys" of Sudan. The term refers to the estimated 27,000 boys who were either orphaned or taken from their homes during the civil war in Sudan from 1983 to 2005. Garang, who is about 32-he's not exactly sure-left his home in the village of Ajok in southern Sudan when he was 10 or 11. In the mid- to late-1980s, the violence perpetrated by the government militia in small villages like Ajok, he says, was escalating. More...