Vietnamese refugees in Palawan

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Resolution number: 
November 2002
  1. A Vietnamese group of about 2000 refugees screened out by the Comprehensive Plan of Action still lives in Palawan, Philippines in very poor conditions and without any prospect of a durable solution for either repatriation or local integration;
  2. This group of refugees has ties to Canada through family and other community links;
  3. The Vietnamese Canadian community is offering sponsorship under the Private Sponsorship Program;
  4. UNHCR has acknowledged that this group of persons is in need of a durable solution;
Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR urge the Government of Canada to consider this group of refugees for resettlement to Canada through the private sponsorship of refugees program.


Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement