- Title: Archbishop of Canterbury visits South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHBISHOP OF UGANDA, STANLEY NTAGALI, SAYING: "Uganda does not have the vocabulary of refugees. It is a cultural thing, when anyone comes to your house, you open your doors so Uganda has opened her doors to all the people, on the west we have people from Burundi, people from Congo and on the north, we have people from Southern Sudan, the youngest state in the world." VARIOUS OF REFUGEE CHILDREN (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, JUSTIN WELBY, SAYING: "The Bible tells us that the refugee is specially loved by God. Which means you who are refugees are specially loved by God, that Jesus himself was a refugee and he loves you and he stands with you and the suffering that you have is suffering that he knows." SHOT OF A SIGN WITH WELCOMING MESSAGE FOR WELBY VARIOUS OF REFUGEE CHILDREN WELBY RECEIVING A FILE FROM A REFUGEE CHILD WELBY TALKING TO MEN WELBY RECEIVING GIFT FROM REFUGEE, SAYING IT'S TOO GENEROUS
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 18:46
- Keywords: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby South Sudan Refugees Uganda
- Location: ADJUMANI, UGANDA
- Reuters ID: LVA0046SGSY87
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- Story Text:Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited camps for South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda on Wednesday (August 2).
The camps are home to hundreds of thousands of displaced South Sudanese following a bloody four-year civil war.
Archbishop Welby told refugees that nothing is impossible in the eyes of God and encouraged them to pray for themselves as well as their homeland.
In total about 1.8 million people have fled South Sudan since December 2013 when war broke out. It's the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and largest cross-border exodus in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Ugandan authorities have tightened security at refugee camps in recent days, fearing armed groups could try and abduct refugees from rival ethnic groups.
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