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Operation Seasweep


The efforts of World Vision to save the Vietnamese boat people led to the establishment of a field operation through Singapore in the late 1970s. This task expanded in 1980 when World Vision began to assist the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in running a medical clinic at the Hawkins Road Refugee Camp in Sembawang.

Towards the end of 1983, World Vision decide to run a full national office in Singapore. Personnel were recruited and in March 1984, the administration of World Vision's Child Sponsorship Programme linking supporters in Singapore and Malaysia was transferred from Hong Kong to the Singapore Office.


Crew member from Operation Seasweep embraces his cousin who was one of the refugees rescued.

Courtesy of http://www.worldvision.org.sg/st_wvsingapore.php
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