A Refugee Camp to visit four Canadian cities

(Canscene) — Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is to stage an extraordinary, free, educational event in Ottawa from May 13-16, 2010 at Confederation Park; Montreal from May 20-23 at Parc Jeanne-Mance; Toronto from May 27-30 at Christie Pits Park and Waterloo from June 3-6 at Waterloo Public Square.

A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City is an outdoor, interactive,educational exhibit, made up of materials MSF uses in its emergency medicalwork around the world. MSF is an international independent humanitarian organization that delivers emergency medical care to people caught in crises in approximately 60 countries.

Also, visit our web site at www.msf.ca.

The exhibit is a field-sized camp made up of materials used by MSF in its work with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world.

The camp includes shelters, a food distribution tent, a water and sanitatiion area, a health clinic, a vaccination area, a therapeutic feeding area for malnourished children, and a cholera treatment centre. An experienced MSF field worker will guide each group of 15-20 students through a 45-60 minute interactive tour.

A bulletin from MSF states:”We developed this free exhibit to make tangible to the general public ther ealities of life for people displaced by armed conflict, the root cause of the majority of crises where MSF works. In 2008, the exhibit toured eight cities in Canada and the U.S.A. reaching approximately 30,000 visitors. The exhibit was first launched in France in 1995 and has toured countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. More information can be found at www.refugeecamp.org.

For your convenience, we have created an on-line
Ottawa:
http://refugeecampottawa.eventbrite.com/

or Montreal:
http://refugeecampmontreal.eventbrite.com/

or Toronto:
http://refugeecamptoronto.eventbrite.com

or Waterloo:
http://refugeecampwaterloo.eventbrite.com/.’
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