Archbishop of Canterbury visits refugee camp in Rwanda

08/03/2016

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Archbishop Justin Welby toured the Mahama Camp in the Kibungo Diocese of Rwanda, where almost 50,000 refugees - all from Burundi - have fled.

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The Archbishop, together with Archbishop Onesphore Rwaje, the Archbishop of Rwanda, briefly toured the camp and then participated in a service for the refugees. 

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Mahama Camp is the UNHCR's newest camp in Rwanda and in only four months since opening in April 2015 has become the country's largest camp.

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Archbishop Justin made the visit during a trip to Burundi to show solidarity with Anglicans and pray for peace and reconciliation in the country amid its ongoing political crisis.