October 2004
Weekly Reader News - Senior;10/1/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 4, p2
The article highlights the refugee crisis in Sudan. It reports that men on horseback swept into a dusty village in the African nation of Sudan. Leila Osman Ibrahim, 15, and her family escaped. They walked 30 miles in the extreme Sudan heat to the overcrowded Abu Shouk refugee camp in Sudan. Leila and thousands of other Sudanese are casualties of a civil war that has raged across their poor nation for more than a year. Officials from the United Nations (UN) say the problems in Sudan are getting worse each day. The war has destroyed fields of crops leaving thousands to die of starvation.


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