[act-ma] 10/18 Meeting the Unique Medical Needs of Migrants and Refugees
cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Oct 17 08:19:06 PDT 2016
The /Medecins Sans Frontiers/Doctors without Borders/ Force from Home
exhibit on refugees / displacement is now in Boston at LongWharf -
October 15-23. The website forcedfromhome.com
<http://forcedfromhome.com> has more info.
Phyllis Bennis went through the exhibit while it was in DC and urged
people to engage with it.
Meeting the Unique Medical Needs of Migrants and Refugees
October 18 -- 7:30pm
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a free
panel discussion at the Old South Meeting House in Boston that will take
an in-depth look at the unique and often life-threatening health
challenges facing the world’s 65 million displaced people.
For decades, Doctors Without Borders has treated displaced people along
every stage of their journeys—in their home countries, along the routes
they traverse, and in refugee camps and other destinations—paying
special attention to the specific health risks in the chaotic,
overcrowded, and uncertain circumstances they must endure. But now, when
there are more displaced people in the world than there have been since
World War II—many of whom arrive with chronic conditions, many who are
trying to survive outside of established refugee camp settings—Doctors
Without Borders has had to find new ways to address the medical issues
of people on the move.
Our panel of experienced aid workers will share their stories of
treating people in these precarious circumstances and discuss the
particular challenges facing people who have been, through no fault of
their own, forced from home.
Presented in collaboration with Old South Meeting House as a Partners in
Public Dialogue Program.
A Q&A will follow the discussion.
Panelists and moderator to be confirmed.
*NOTE: Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please
arrive early. If you have not checked-in prior to five minutes before
the start of the panel, your reservation is no longer guaranteed.*
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