Investing in a Million - Successfully


  • Maureen Johnson CUSO



CUSO, refugee resettlement, Thailand, Vietnam, universities, CIDA


1979 will be remembered as the year of the Indochinese refugees. Canadian University Students Overseas (CUSO), in a departure from its better-known role of providing skilled Canadians for two-year placements in developing countries, recently became involved in assisting one segment of these refugees - those who fled the war-ravaged country of Kampuchea. One million of them ended up living in makeshift shelters along the Thailand border.Camps were set up for them but were overcrowded immediately: like most refugee camp operations, the aim was to keep the people alive, but initiative and spirit were slowly destroyed


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Johnson, M. (1981). Investing in a Million - Successfully. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 1(2), 1–2.

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