• Kaka, 25, is being treated in the obstetric care unit at the mother and child health centre in Diffa following a miscarriage. MSF is providing reproductive health, neonatology and paediatric care at this centre, as well as psychological support.

We Have Experienced Calamities

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) presents a series of portraits of people forced from home in search of safety, many of them bearing the physical and psychological wounds from the dangerous journey.

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

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Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


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) is an independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care. We provided humanitarian assistance in 71 countries in 2016.

On any given day, thousands of individuals, representing dozens of nationalities, assist people caught in crises around the world. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics.

MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.



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