Denver “Lost Boy” caught in South Sudan war leads escape, vows return

“Lost Boy” refugees from Denver and other cities who went back to Sudan to bolster the multibillion-dollar U.S. effort to nurture Africa’s newest nation are caught in the outbreak of fighting and fleeing.

And University of Colorado graduate Daniel Majok Gai, 33, risked his life helping lead civilians away from gun battles.

Denver-based Project Education South Sudan — which reconnected Gai and seven others with parents they had not seen for decades — is trying to bring him, his wife and infant son back to Colorado. Gai has been running schools and youth groups in South Sudan for three years.

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