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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby meets Syrian child refugees

Most Rev Justin Welby went to the Zaatari camp, a short distance from the Syrian border, where he visited a church and a school.

Speaking in a video posted on his Twitter page, Archbishop Justin said: "We've just been and visited one of the refugee families; an extraordinary family.

"[There were] four young children, they've been here for several years. [We were] looking at the challenges, particularly of education and of water."

Archbishop Justin has embarked on a twelve-day tour of the Middle East, with his schedule also due to include visits to Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem, and an interfaith meeting in Tel Aviv.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, near 80,000 people currently live in Zaatari, making it the fourth largest city in Jordan.

Archbishop Justin added: "It is an usual deeply moving to see people whose lives have been turned upside down but have the courage to create little islands of stability within their home.

"It is really beautiful to see that and so we pray for them, for God's blessing on them, for peace that they can return to their home."

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