The Lost Children

Topics: War, Civil war, Sudan Pages: 3 (1083 words) Published: February 27, 2013
The Lost Children
The lost children also known as “The Lost Children Sudan” are a large group of children in sudan who are caught in the crosshairs of civil war that has been taking place in northern africa for a great number of years. The civil war has split Sudan into what is now known as “Sudan” and “South Sudan” which became an independent state on July 9th 2011. This civil war has displaced and killed many families and children and often forcing those children into becoming “child soldiers” or into slavery. For the topic of this assignment I will discuss about “The Lost Children of Sudan” and why I believe the world is responsible for preventing the wars in Sudan and South Sudan and the children struggling because of it within it. I will be also be discussing which is included along with the topic is how the media portrays the civil war in sudan and “The Lost Children” affected by it.

In an article written by Emily Wax published by The Huffington Post Sunday, August 21, 2005 she wrote of own experience of seeing the war torn areas herself and stated facts she believed to be true were and could be quoted saying “The aftermath of a war that has taken 2 million lives and displaced more of its own citizens (some 5 million people)”. A statistic that I find increasingly disturbed by when also finding out that addition to the deaths and displacement that children were often forced into slavery and becoming “child soldiers”, children who ages can be younger than seven are forced to fight against enemies are given firearms and weapons to do so. In that article Emily Wax says that “While statistics-laden reports on AIDS or tomes on political machinations are abundant, few books have been able to capture Africa from the point of view of Africans. Three recent volumes make moving attempts to do so”. Those three books are They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys From Sudan by Benson Deng,...
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