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Cleveland Lost Boys get first chance to help their South Sudan homeland
Provide desperate country with donated medical supplies

Kevin Niedermier

A group of South Sudanese refugees who settled in Cleveland 2 decades ago finally have a chance to give back to their troubled homeland. Today a group of the so called “Lost Boys of Sudan” helped load a shipping container with 10,000 pounds of medical supplies destined for that desperately poor country.

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The Lost Boys fled from South Sudan after civil war broke out in 1983. That country recently declared its independence, making it possible for the first time in decades humanitarian aid can be shipped there. The Lost Boys worked with MedWish International, a Cleveland non-profit that collects and redistributes unneeded medical supplies. MedWish spokesman Matt Fieldman, says the shipment is unique because South Sudan has little electricity or clean water.

 “What we sent to them were very basic supplies, wound care, gowns, masks, the things that you and I take for granted but are critical for doctors on the ground, needles, different kinds of clamps and scissors, just the simple things that help them do their jobs everyday.”

The shipment is expected to arrive in about a month. Once in South Sudan, the supplies with be distributed by a humanitarian aid organization.

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