Thai / Cambodia Border Refugee Camps 1975-1999

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Site B

Site B was the only FUNCINPEC camp on the border. It was located 70Km from Surin, Thailand on the border. Sometimes known as Green Hill although this camp was a 2 hour walk from Site B inside Cambodia.

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1989 Border Khmer Demographic Survey - includes camp descriptions

Background

See - 1989 Border Khmer Demographic Survey - includes camp descriptions

 

Site B, an UNBRO camp, became a major camp after the Vietnamese offensive of 1984 / 85 when almost all resistance bases in Cambodia  were overrun and the control of the refugee populations under the different factions was formalized as they flooded into Thailand.

The administration of Site B grudgingly accepted assistance then did their best to control it and present it to the people as coming from them. In many respects their independence and pride were to be admired but it always turned into a game of political gain and they were not above harming their people to achieve their political ends.

 

 

Programs

UNBRO was responsible for coordination of all matters relating to the provision of aid and assistance in the camps. They were directly responsible for food and water. All other support was provided by NGOs, either funded by the UN or privately.

 

COERR - CRS - Medical & dental

COERR - Don Bosco - vocational training

IRC - Printing

 

Population

29 August 1989 - 63,535 (Border Khmer Report)

1991 - 63,157


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