Sudan Sees New ‘Lost Boys’

    YIDA REFUGEE CAMP, SOUTH SUDAN - JUNE 29:  Sudanese  children watch cargo unload at the airstrip at the Yida refugee camp along the border with North Sudan June 29, 2012 in Yida, South Sudan. Yida refugee camp has swollen to nearly 60,000, as the refugees flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan.  The rainy season has increased the numbers of sick children suffering from diarrhea and severe malnutrition as the international aid community struggles to provide basic assistance to the growing population, with most having arrived with only the clothes they are wearing. Many new arrivals walked from 5 days up to 2 weeks or more to reach the camp. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

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    They have nowhere else to go. A trickle of ragged children fleeing violence in a stricken region of Sudan is growing as the young flee a country torn apart by violence. Some are calling it a frightening return to the “Lost Boys” period of the 1990s, when other children staggered singly or in groups from bloodshed that has never truly stopped. A United Nations refugee camp near the border of South Sudan and Sudan is growing at a rate of 1,000 people a day, filled with young refugees like 14-year-old Haidar Musa. “We don’t talk about our parents anymore,” Haidar said. “Even if we go back, we won’t find anybody.”

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