Ambassador Power highlights Mangok Bol’s plight in UN speech

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Ambassador Samantha Power highlighted Mangok Bol, MS ’13 in a speech on March 7 at the United Nations Security Council debate on children in armed conflict. Bol is currently in South Sudan, searching for his three nieces and a nephew, aged 2 through 8, who were abducted by militants in a raid that killed their parents. 

“Our hearts go out to Mangok Bol, a former lost boy, now living in Boston, who has returned to his home village in South Sudan to try to find his nieces and nephews who’ve been abducted by militants from a competing ethnic group,” Power told to the council. 

Power’s full statement can be read here

An interview with Bol, recorded from Juba, South Sudan, aired on WBUR’s Here and Now on Monday, March 10. 

A fundraising site has been created to assist with expenses related to Bol's efforts to return the children to their family. Friends and colleagues can contribute online at:

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