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The Lost Boys of Sudan are more than 20,000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups who were displaced and/or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1983–2005, about 2.5 million killed and millions were displaced). The name "Lost Boys of Sudan" was colloquially used by aid workers in the refugee camps where the boys resided in Africa. In 2001, as part of a program established by the United States Government and the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), approximately 3800 Lost Boys were allowed to resettle in the United States. They are now scattered over at least 38 cities. Halted after 9/11 for security reasons, the program restarted in 2004. As of 2006, the largest population of Sudanese refugees in the United States is in Omaha, Nebraska, which hosts about 7,000 people. Numerous resettlement agencies, such as Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, the IRC, World Relief and others assisted in the resettlement process. A variety of programs have been...
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