Come check out the Médecins Sans Frontières Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City Exhibit at Garrison Grounds this weekend!
Today, 43 million people around the world have fled armed conflicts and are searching for safety. They are children, women, and men living in temporary shelters, camps, or shanty towns, struggling to survive in new and often hostile environments. Those who have sought refuge in another country are refugees, a status which entitles them to certain rights under international law.
Those who are seeking refuge within their own countries are officially called internally displaced persons (IDPs). They have fewer rights than refugees, yet make up almost two-thirds of the people around the world today who are seeking safety from armed conflict and violence.
For more information see: http://refugeecamp.ca