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Bringing the Refugee Plight to American Hearts

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Sep 13, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 40:00

Guest: John Lawrence, MD, President, US Board of Directors, Doctors Without Borders Years of headlines about the global refugee crisis have had a numbing effect on a lot of us. The scale of the suffering is so large and far away from our lives in the US, it’s hard to stay engaged with the issue.  So, the international aid group Doctors Without Borders is bringing the experience to Americans. A free exhibit traveling to West Coast cities this fall simulates what it’s like to be a refugee: The rush to grab what you can and flee your home; the risky sea crossing in an inflatable raft crammed in with other exhibit visitors. There are tents to show how refugees live in camps and a medical tent where you can see how volunteer doctors work under challenging conditions.