In December 1980, there were about 170,000 Khmer refugees in 13 camps in Thailand. Jesuits from the US, India and other countries went to work in the camps. The number of Jesuits involved at this time and their vision made them particularly important in the subsequent shaping of JRS.
Fr Ceyrac worked between 1980 and 1993 in the Thai-Cambodia border camps. He has devoted all his life to the service of the poor. For this reason he received the “Legion d’Honneur” from the French Government.