Lost Boys: Poor economy forces many Sudanese to leave state to find jobs
Members of Jackson’s Sudanese community are well aware of the state’s rough economy.
The community’s numbers have dwindled as a result.
In December 2000, approximately 80 members of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan relocated to Mississippi as part of a resettlement program sponsored by the United Nations (U.N.) and U.S. Department of State.
Today, about 30 of those individuals are still living in Jackson; the rest have left the state looking for work.