Forced From Home – Fall 2017

Doctors Without Borders is re-launching Forced From Home, an interactive exhibition that takes visitors behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis to see what we see. Doctors Without Borders provides vital medical assistance to refugees and displaced people around the world, and witnesses first-hand the impact of conflict and political turmoil on their lives. 

Forced From Home exposes the conditions facing more than 65 million displaced people worldwide. This year, the free, outdoor exhibition will travel across the western United States, including stops in Boulder, CO; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Oakland, CA; and Santa Monica, CA.

With experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers guiding the tours, visitors navigate a 10,000-square-foot installation designed to convey some of the challenges confronting of a person forced to flee. Visitors engage with stories and materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects. Throughout the tour, visitors hear from Doctors Without Borders aid workers who provide humanitarian relief on the front lines of the refugee crisis. The immersive experience includes virtual reality and 360° videos that take participants to Iraq, Lebanon, Mexico, Tanzania, and South Sudan – all countries hosting large numbers of displaced people.

The exhibition provides a unique educational experience for adults and children ages 12 and older. Visitors gain a deeper understanding of the global refugee crisis, the dangerous journey made by those who have been forced from home, and the humanitarian assistance offered by Doctors Without Borders.

Forced From Home is a free outdoor event open to the public. Follow @forcedfromhome on Twitter and Instagram to see what’s happening.

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