Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presents a series of portraits of people forced from home, in search of safety. Many of these displaced people bear physical and psychological wounds from the dangerous journey, and are exposed to additional threats as countries close their borders and deny them protection.

While the debates around global refugee policy can seem abstract, the impact on human lives is immediate and often devastating.

David, 14, fled violence and the threat of gang recruitment in El Salvador, only to be assaulted on the migration route through Mexico.

Nazim, 35, escaped threats from Islamic State militants in Syria but found himself trapped in a camp in Greece, separated from his wife and four children. He has considered suicide.

Kaka, 25, was abducted by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria and held for 22 days. The militants released her and her son, but kept her three daughters. Now living in a camp in Niger, she recently suffered a miscarriage.

This exhibition provides a glimpse of the challenges faced by more than 65 million displaced people around the world. These people need protection and access to urgent medical care.


  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

    Doctors Without Borders provides lifesaving medical care to the people who need it most. They work in more than 70 countries, including many places where others can’t or won’t go, and deliver free health services to people no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, or politics.

    When an emergency hits, Doctors Without Borders teams are often among the first on the ground. That’s because they’re independently funded, meaning they take no government funding and don’t have to wait for grants or raise earmarked funds. When a crisis strikes, they can assess the needs and start caring for people. Over 90 percent of their program staff are locally hired. This ensures that they can respond quickly in emergencies and stay connected to communities.

    Doctors Without Borders responds to natural disasters like droughts, floods, and earthquakes and human-made disasters linked to the climate emergency. They treat people caught in conflict or forced to flee extreme violence; provide mental health care to people recovering from trauma; and care for communities during disease outbreaks, vaccinating people to protect them.

    Doctors Without Borders speaks out about the suffering they see and the causes of emergencies, and break down barriers preventing people from getting the care they need.

We Have Experienced Calamities

 archive : 2017

Featuring: Various Artists

Presented by: Doctors Without Borders/Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


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