Sudanese in Omaha anxiously await word of loved ones in their homeland
Both Dat, 26, came to the United States as a refugee from Sudan and graduated from Omaha South High School and Wayne State College. He had traveled back to South Sudan and was lucky to get out last month when warfare broke out.
Posted: Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 12:10 pm, Fri May 23, 2014.
Three weeks into South Sudan's bloody political war, thousands of members of Omaha's Sudanese community wait, and hope, and pray for word from their loved ones.
“The story is the unknown, people trying to find out what's going on,” said Ann Marie Chudlacz, executive director of the Southern Sudanese Community Association, an Omaha organization that aids refugees from South Sudan and other countries. “They're trying to get a handle on what's going on — who's OK, who's passed away.”
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Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 12:10 pm.