Faience is a planet located on the edge of Federation space, and was well known for the large refugee camp on the planet in the 23rd century. The camp was notorious for being "a horror story of mismanagement, where many people had needlessly died."
In 2260, Janice Rand and her two brothers, Ben and Sirri, escaped to Faience from the slavery of Saweoure. Shortly afterwards, Starfleet was sent to take over the camp and relocate the refugees so they would recieve better care. The camp's new authorities granted the Rands asylum, and allowed Janice to care for her brothers and complete her education. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)