Message of Hope

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 For more information about the International Rescue Committee, please visit

The Lutheran World Federation (which takes care of education at Kakuma):

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR): Go to website:, then choose country (Kenya) and then at bottom "donate now" option

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters