Sunday, January 21, 2007

Darfur Heroics: 'I go home, and I cry'

LEWISTON - In the desert camps of Darfur, Dr. Stephen Sokol has bandaged the burns of children tossed alive onto fires.

"I've seen kids with burns all over their bodies," said Sokol, who spent a year in the Sudanese region with the International Rescue Committee.

He treated refugees who had been beaten and raped as they sought fuel to cook the bland grains and beans given to them by charities. And at 69, the thin, gray-haired doctor who has helped people all over the world is planning to return to the Sudan this summer.

'I go home, and I cry'

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