Success Stories: Going Home
Lual Lual is from the war torn country of Sudan and spent almost his entire life living in refugee camps. Although he doesn’t know his real age, he thinks that he was about 10 years old when his father was killed and his family fled and he was separated from them.
After being separated from his family and walking for a month, he was alone in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. A year after his arrival in the camp, civil war broke out in Ethiopia and Lual and the other refugees found themselves making the 1 month walk back through Sudan eventually reaching a refugee camp in Kenya. He thinks he was admitted in the US as a refugee when he was approximately 21 year old. Since reaching the United States Lual was able to reconnect with his mother and one of his siblings back home.