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John Dau

John Dau has experienced challenges in his life that most people could never imagine.

Born in war-torn Sudan, Dau is one of 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan,” driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority
population of South Sudan in 1987. For the next five years, John Dau led groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles facing starvation, disease, and violence..

John is now a National Geographic Explorer, winner of over 38 awards, and a social entrepreneur. Learn more about John on the Meet John page.

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