South Sudan is a region that has been ravaged by war. For all
but 10 years since Sudanese independence in 1956, civil war has resulting in
serious neglect, lack of infrastructure development, and major destruction and
displacement. More than 2 million people have died, and more than 4 million
are internally displaced or have become refugees as a result of the civil war
and war-related famine, disease, and displacement. A 1998 famine killed
hundreds of thousands, and a food emergency was declared in mid-2005.
From Executive Director, Rev. Samuel Juma
"In September of 1996, my wife Esther and I started the ministry of Fulaa Lifeline International,
which is now incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organization of Fulaa Lifeline International, Inc.,
was formed in order to assist newly arrived African refugees in the metropolitan Washington DC area.
Some sponsoring agencies have provided inadequately for scores of refugees. For example, in September 1996,
one sponsoring agency put a family of nine Sudanese refugees in an apartment in south Arlington with
only five mattresses -- no food, no furniture, no clothes, no introduction or assistance in how to
survive in the United States. It was out of this experience that Fulaa was born."
The Vision of Fulaa Lifeline International is to reach out to
the people of South Sudan and meet their needs in both physical and
To obtain this vision, the Cornerstone Children's home is the center of this effort in Southern Sudan.
Housing more than 60 children and also the site of the local church and the area's best school.
Efforts are under way to provide spiritual discipleship, help with area literacy and education,
develop agriculture, spawn mirco-enterprises, and a new effort is started to setup satelite communications.
Fulaa Lifeline International, Inc., is a nonprofit, nonpolitical Christian organization dedicated to providing
relief and support to the displaced people of southern Sudan. It is also dedicated to providing support
to pastors and local churches in the refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya, and displaced churches in southern Sudan.
Due to the political turmoil and civil war in Africa there are thousands of displaced people in southern Sudan
and in the refugee camps of Uganda and Kenya.