Palawan Refugee Camp, Philippine

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Palawan camp

Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region or Region 4. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction. The islands of Palawan stretch from Mindoro in the northeast to Borneo in the southwest. It lies between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea.
Palawan is near El Nido and Culion, about two hours from Puerto Princesa ("Princess Port")

The Philippine First Asylum Center (also known as P.F.A.C.) was a refugee center established in 1979 by the Philippine government through the initiative of the Philippine Catholic Church, and in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees.

It was located in Puerto Princesa City along the airport on the island of Palawan- also known as the Philippines' last frontier.

Estimate over half million refugees from 1979 until it folded in late 1993. The following year, the remaining Vietnamese asylum seekers where relocated in Santa Lourdes (kilometers 13). The new location is called Viet Ville, which looked more like a community rather than a camp.

In 2005, the remaining Vietnamese were eventually allowed to resettle in the United States and in Canada for compassionate reason. Viet Ville is now one of the tourist attractions of Puerto Princesa City.

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