Valentino Achak Deng

Since the mid-1980's, Sudan -- located in East Africa - has experienced brutal civil war fueled by religious, ethnic and regional strive.  Fleeing the violence and bloodshed of Sudan's internal conflict, thousands of innocent children have experienced mind-numbing horrors and intense hardship.  Orphaned children as young as four years old carried baby brothers and sisters as they fled for their lives  - not knowing where they were going or what the future held. [+]