Immaculate Conception Mary Church Interior, Galang Island Refugee Camp, Batam
In Indonesia, the UNHCR set up a refugee camp on Galang Island. The camp covered about 16 square kilometers, 20% of the island. Galang is part of the Riau Archipelago, near Singapore. The Galang camp was well equipped, with a camp administration office, PMI (Indonesian Red Cross) Hospital, school, Catholic church, Buddist temple, cemetery, and a Youth Center (set up and run by the refugees themselves). The Camp was divided into three sites: Site IA, Site IB, and Site II. This camp accommodated about 250,000 boat people from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam from 1975 to 1996. source; http://www.refugeecamps.net/GalangCamp.html
Copyright: Chandra Mirtamiharja
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Taken: 05/07/2012
Uploaded: 17/07/2012
Updated: 18/08/2014


Tags: church; catholic; immaculate; conception; mary; galang; island; refugee; camp; boat; cambodia; laos; vietnam; batam; indonesia; riau; archipelago
  • Anthony Teo 7 months ago
    Shalom Brothers and Sisters, We have old church pews from The Novena Church in Singapore for give away. Do you have any idea which churches in Batam, will like to take these pews (in good condition). Thanks God Bless Anthony email: anteo1998@gmail.com Tel : 65 98161649
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