There are now 70.8 million forcibly displaced people around the world, more than at any time in modern history. Some have been forced from home by conﬂict, others escaped gangs and criminal violence, still more have ﬂed persecution. All face additional threats on their journey to ﬁnd safety, including a lack of access to essential needs like clean water, food, shelter, personal security, and health care.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cares for refugees and displaced people all over the world. We see that the suffering of people on the move is compounded by their treatment while in transit and in countries where they had hoped to ﬁnd refuge. Increasingly, governments are trying to keep out migrants and asylum seekers at all costs.