A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City
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The "Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City" tour ended in 2010.
Guided by MSF aid workers, visitors are asked to imagine that they are among the millions of people fleeing violence and persecution in, for example, Somalia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Sudan.
The exhibit is made up of materials used by MSF in its emergency medical work around the world, including emergency refugee housing, a food distribution tent, water pump, health clinic, vaccination tent, therapeutic feeding center, and a cholera treatment center. It addresses questions such as:
Learn more about the issues refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) face with this interactive guide.
Hundreds of thousands of people are on the run, fleeing a war that rages in eastern Congo, in the provinces of North and South Kivu. They are frightened. Many are sick or wounded. Others have been harassed or raped, or have had everything they own stolen. The people of the Kivus are in a critical condition. The destiny of everyone in this region is shaped by the war. The story of their struggle to survive needs to be told.
Today, 42 million people around the world have fled armed conflicts and are searching for safety. They are children, women, and men living in temporary shelters, camps, or shanty towns, struggling to survive in new and often hostile environments. Learn more »
Through podcasts, slideshows, and field news, view a snapshot of MSF's work in countries such as Somalia, Colombia, Sudan, Iraq, Hmong in Thailand, and Democratic Republic of Congo, where the world's highest number of refugees and IDPs live. Learn more »
Posted November 8, 2008
Peninah Ndungu, a Kenyan national and an MSF clinical officer (similar to a physician's assistant), talks about one of the hardest situations she had to deal with while working in a refugee camp in Uganda.
Posted November 8, 2008
Luis Encinas, a Refugee Camp exhibit guide who coordinates operational strategies for seven projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), answers visitors' questions about what MSF is doing to help the vast numbers people wounded and displayed yet again in DRC.
Posted November 3, 2008
MSF anesthesiologist Shobha Varthaman talks about MSF's programs in Sulemaniyah, northern Iraq, and Amman, Jordan, where surgeons perform maxillofacial, plastic, and orthopedic surgery on civilian victims of war.