[Answer] Why were Lost Boys displaced or orphaned?

Answer: In 1987 the government announced a plan to kill all males in Southern Sudan.
Why were Lost Boys displaced or orphaned?

The Lost Boys of Sudan was the name given to a group of over 20 000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups. These boys were displaced or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1987–2005) in which about 2 million were killed and others were severely affected. The name “Lost Boys of Sudan” was colloquially used by aid workers in the refugee camps where the boys resided in Africa. Many …

The Lost Boys of Sudan was the name given to a group of over 20 000 boys of the Nuer and Dinka ethnic groups. These boys were displaced or orphaned during the Second Sudanese Civil War (1987–2005) in which about 2 million were killed and others were severely affected. The name “Lost Boys of Sudan” was colloquially used by aid workers in the refugee camps where the boys resided in Africa. Many believe the term was initially derived from the children’s story of Peter Pan. The term was revived as children fled the post-independence violence of South Sudan with Sudan during 2011–13. The boys embarked on treacherous journeys to refugee camps in Ethiopia where they were sheltered for a few years. Soon official resettlement programs began throughout the US. The Lost Boys were offered new lives in major US cities.

Sudanese Conflict The Sudanese conflict which incited the journey of the Lost Boys stemmed from divisions among the Arabic-speaking Islamic Northerners and the Christian Roman Catholic and indigenous religions in the South. Following Sudan’s independence from Britain in 1956 these divisions became contenti…

Sudanese Conflict The Sudanese conflict which incited the journey of the Lost Boys stemmed from divisions among the Arabic-speaking Islamic Northerners and the Christian Roman Catholic and indigenous religions in the South. Following Sudan’s independence from Britain in 1956 these divisions became contentious. The northern region of the country was primarily Muslim which contrasted ideologically and culturally with the Christian Roman Catholic indigenous religions and atheists that were more prevalent in the south. In the Northerners’ minds the South was a legitimate place of conversation because the Christian religion promotes secularization. For each side religion constituted identity making the conflict extremely personal for all involved. Further the Northern population was primarily Arabic-speakers while the South comprised an English speaking population. The new Sudanese government was dominated by Islamic Northerners who sought to Arabize and make the South an Islamic state which had previously associated more with their African ethnicity rather than Arab. Additionally the conflict boosted economic elements. Although the north had more of the urban centers of the nation they depended heavily on natural resources such as oil and minerals that were found in the southern region. The interests of northern business in extracting these resources contrasted the interests of southern farmers to protect and own their own land for agriculture In all these competing identities and interests created an organized civil war lasting over two decades. Sudanese War During the Second Sudanese Civil War children were unable to adequately support themselves and suf… Read more on Wikipedia

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