FOR FIVE days late this month, Brisbane will become a refugee camp.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Australia is launching the first Australian tour of Refugee Camp in Your City, an outdoor, interactive event that re-creates a refugee camp and its facilities where Australians cannot avoid its impact.
Open to the public and fully interpreted by Australian returned field workers, the ‘camp’ will be set up at Conservatorium Green, South Bank from 27 August.
Refugee Camp in Your City has had a 13-year run in 13 countries around the globe, creating a better understanding of the vulnerability of life for displaced people and refugees who have fled their homes.
Visit http://www.msf.org.au for more information.
Photo : Violence broke out in Kenya after the December 2007 elections, forcing many people to flee from their homes. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the Endebess internally displaced person’s camp helped set up tents for shelter, distributed non-food items such as blankets and soap, and vaccinated children for measles and polio. © Brendan Bannon/MSF, Jan 2008