Chapter 9 - Route

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

More than 68.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced.

There are many reasons for flight, including war, persecution, conflict, natural disaster, destitution and repression. With health and well-being jeopardized, the lives of the most vulnerable can be at risk. The majority are internally displaced people (IDPs), meaning they haven't crossed a border and have stayed within their country. MSF teams work alongside people on the move at their points of arrival or during the treacherous journeys they undertake, inside and outside their countries.


MSF tries to locate displaced population

Project Update 30 May 2000

Reports of famine increasing in a country at war

Project Update 3 Apr 2000

MSF alarmed by escalating violence

Press Release 30 Dec 1999

Reopen Georgian border for Chechen civilians

Press Release 20 Dec 1999
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Millions for Kosovo victims while African state is ignored

Project Update 9 Sep 1999

Refugee numbers fall to 13,000

Project Update 11 Aug 1999

MSF says civilian control of refugee resettlement in Kosovo is crucial

Press Release 4 Jun 1999

MSF calls for effective and principled UN leadership over Kosovo refugee relief effort

Press Release 20 May 1999

Assistance and protection to Kosovo refugees in Albania

Project Update 18 May 1999

Relocation of refugees in Kukes

Press Release 11 May 1999

MSF warns of risk of outbreak in coming weeks

Press Release 4 May 1999

Interview with Mary Lightfine

Voices from the Field 26 Apr 1999
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