- Title: Archbishop of Canterbury visits South Sudanese refugees in Uganda
- Date: 2nd August 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, JUSTIN WELBY, SAYING: "I want to remind you that nothing is impossible with God. Jesus said to his followers, nothing is impossible with God and therefore I encourage you to pray, that when I see people who can change the future whether in South Sudan or in England or elsewhere in the world, God will give me favour so that they may listen when I talk about you who I have seen." VARIOUS OF REFUGEES LISTENING TO THE ARCHBISHOP
- Embargoed: 16th August 2017 18:46
- Keywords: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby South Sudan Refugees Uganda
- Location: ADJUMANI, UGANDA
- Reuters ID: LVA0026SGSY87
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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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