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Lost Boys of Sudan
Visit the filmmakers' site for Lost Boys of Sudan. Their community outreach section features information about lost boys and the organizations serving them around the country. Find out how you can help by writing letters, volunteering and donating money. A website is in the works that will serve as an online community for the Sudanese youth. Of their design and development, the site will allow the youth to stay connected, share resources and organize.

Salon.com: Lost and Found
Author Dave Eggers and Valentino Achak Deng — one of the 17,000 Lost Boys of Sudan — talk to Salon about their collaboration on Eggers' new novel, entitled "What is the What," and about visiting Africa together, and the challenges of coming to America. all proceeds from the sale of the book will go to helping lost boys and people in Sudan. (November 13, 2006) (Note: You'll have to click on the free day-pass link and watch the advertisement in order to view this article.)

Burlington Free Press: Sudan Memories Revived
Local story about a lost boy in Vermont and his thoughts on the current situation in Sudan. (July 16, 2004)

 

Organizations


Doctors Without Borders
Medecins Sans Frontieres (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.

Human Rights Watch
This independent, nongovernmental organization is supported by contributions from private individuals and foundations worldwide. The Africa portion of their site offers video, background information on the conflict and other resources.

The International Rescue Committee
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.

The Refugee Council USA
The Council is a consortium of national refugee resettlement agencies and leading human rights organizations.

UN Refugee Agency
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees.

 

Sudan


Darfur is Dying
A narrative-based simulation where the user, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threaten the survival of his or her refugee camp. It offers a faint glimpse of what it's like for more than 2.5 million who have been internally displaced by the crisis in Sudan.

Sudan Net
Current news on Sudan in English, updated daily.

Newshour: Crisis in Sudan
Updated news on the Sudan is compiled here in this special report. Consult maps, archives of past stories and interviews with expert Samantha Power and others.

Passion of the Present
Sudan news blog with helpful links to current news stories across the Net.

US Committee on Refugees - Sudan
Read the report on Sudan for 2004. Nearly 5.5 million Sudanese were uprooted at the end of 2003, including an estimated five million internally displaced persons and some 600,000 Sudanese who lived as refugees and asylum seekers.

UN Refugee Agency: Sudan
Find out current news and consult maps, statistics, background reports, analysis, and more at this comprehensive site about the on-going refugee crisis in Sudan.

BBC News: Africa Coverage
Stay on top of developments in Sudan and the Darfur situation with the BBC.

 

Also on PBS and NPR


POV Related Websites

Discovering Dominga
Living in Iowa, Denese Becker was haunted by memories of her Mayan childhood. A quest for her lost identity in Guatemala turns into a searing journey of political awakening that reveals a genocidal crime and the still-unmet cry for justice from the survivors. The companion website contains first-person accounts of genocidal massacres that occurred in Guatemala in the 1980s and a book excerpt from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem in Hell, by Samantha Power. (July 8, 2003)

The Flute Player
When the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, Arn Chorn-Pond was nine years old. He was separated from his family and thrust into the darkness of Cambodia's ghastly Killing Fields for four years. Now, after living in the U.S. for 20 years, Arn returns to Cambodia to save its once outlawed traditional music from extinction. Of particular interest on the companion website for this film is an interview with Ben Kiernan, founder of the Yale Cambodian Genocide Project, about documenting the crimes of the Pol Pot regime. (July 22, 2003)

PBS.org Websites

Online Newshour: Dying in Darfur
Arab militias have killed tens of thousands of Sudanese over the past several months in the Darfur region of the country. Correspondent Bill Neely of Independent Television News reports. Ray Suarez discusses the humanitarian crisis with Harvard University lecturer Samantha Power, who recently visited the region. (August 26, 2004)

Online Newshour Extra: Sudan Genocide Declaration Stirs World
One of the two rebel groups in Sudan's Darfur region broke off peace negotiations Wednesday, as the United Nations' World Health Organization issued new figures saying 6,000 to 10,000 people are dying per month there in one of Africa's worst humanitarian crises. (September 15, 2004)

Online Newshour: Crisis in Sudan Archive
Excellent round-up of the Newshour's coverage of the growing crisis in Sudan.

Frontline World: A Question of Genocide
Frontline reporter Amy Costello reports on the current situation in Sudan, particularly on the border between Sudan and Chad, where many Sudanese from the Darfur region have fled for safety.

Speak Truth to Power
Read this interview with the leading advocate for human rights in Sudan, where human rights work is so dangerous that revealing this person's name would jeopardize his or her life. (October 8, 2000)

 

NPR Stories

Tavis Smiley: Aid Workers Struggle to Help Sudan's Refugees
The United Nations says aid workers are having trouble assessing and responding to the needs of the 1.2 million Sudanese fleeing battles between government-backed militias and ethnic black Africans. The United Nations has threatened economic sanctions against the country. NPR's Tavis Smiley discusses new developments in Sudan with Emily Wax, the Africa correspondent for The Washington Post and TransAfrica Forum President Bill Fletcher. (September 21, 2004)

Morning Edition: Sudan Angered by U.S. Accusations of Genocide
Sudan's foreign minister says the Bush administration's decision to call the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region "genocide" is a political calculation aimed at winning black votes. Sudan has rejected international peacekeepers to monitor the Darfur crisis.(September 10, 2004)

Lost Boys of Sudan Reunion
Reporter Steve Goldstein of member station KJZZ in Phoenix, Ariz., attends a reunion of the "Lost Boys of Sudan." Thousands of orphans wandered throughout Africa in the 1990s, and some of them were offered a home in the United States. Goldstein reports on their progress in learning to live as Americans. (September 7, 2004)

All Things Considered: 'Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan'
Hoping to help young Texans better understand the Sudanese refugees around them, Dallas publisher James Disco is turning the stories of four such lost boys into a graphic novel series, Echoes of the Lost Boys of Sudan. (June 28, 2004)

 





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