01/27/2005 AT 10:00 AM EST
Some 86,000 refugees live in a camp at Kakuma, Kenya. Thousands of them are Lost Boys who, as children, fled the brutal civil war in Sudan. A fortunate 3,600 have immigrated to the United States. Here are some resources to help them, and those they left behind:
Donations can be made to:The International Rescue Committee (IRC)
National Lost Boys Education Fund
4535 30th Street, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92116
Please make the check payable to IRC and indicate National Lost Boys Fund (NLBEF) on the memo line.
All donations are tax deductible.
For more information about the National Lost Boys Education Fund
, you may contact Sharon@sd.theirc.org
. For more information about the International Rescue Committee, please visit www.theirc.org
.The Lutheran World Federation
(which takes care of education at Kakuma): www.lwfkenyasudan.orgUnited Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Go to website: www.unhcr.ch
, then choose country (Kenya) and then at bottom "donate now" option