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.


Displaced children are at extreme risk

Press Release 20 Aug 1998

Senegal blocks aid supplies from reaching war victims in Guinea Bissau

Press Release 13 Aug 1998

MSF mobile teams alarmed by health situation in central Kosovo

Press Release 6 Aug 1998

Refugee Health: An Approach to Emergency Situations

13 Jun 1997
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