A refuge camp in the heart of San Francisco

Right now, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing its outdoor educational exhibit A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego.

Little Marina Green Park
(Marina Boulevard and Yacht Harbor Road; west end of Marina Green, east of Crissy Field)
October 15 – 19, 2008
9:00am – 5:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Please allow 40-60 minutes for the tour.
Reservations are recommended for groups of 15 or more.

Guided by MSF aid workers, visitors are asked to imagine that they are among the millions of people fleeing violence and persecution in, for example, Somalia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Sudan.

The exhibit is made up of materials used by MSF in its emergency medical work around the world, including emergency refugee housing, a food distribution tent, water pump, health clinic, vaccination tent, therapeutic feeding center, and a cholera treatment center. It addresses questions such as:

  • Will I be safe?
  • What will I eat?
  • How do I find water?
  • Can I get medical care?
  • Where will I live?

Learn more about the issues refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) face with this interactive guide.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. If you are planning to come with a group of 15 or more please schedule a group visit for your city. Individuals are welcome without reservations.

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One Response to A refuge camp in the heart of San Francisco

  1. I loved the tour of the refugee camp. I took my five children and they were blown away, from 16 to 4 yrs old. I have photo’s of the tour in Griffith Park, Ca. See it here:
    http://allaboutbobbimillermoro.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/our-trip-to-a-refugee-camp/

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