Refugees in Bosnia

Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Over 82 million – or 1 in 95 – people worldwide have been forcibly displaced.

The number of people who have been forcibly displaced has doubled over the last 10 years. 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.

 
Thousands of migrants trapped ahead of Bosnian winter.
International Activity Report 2019

Less than human: How Europe’s policies harm refugees, migrants and asylum seekers

7 Jul 2020
 
Sudan

Displaced children are at extreme risk

Press Release 20 Aug 1998
 
Guinea-Bissau

Senegal blocks aid supplies from reaching war victims in Guinea Bissau

Press Release 13 Aug 1998
 
Kosovo

MSF mobile teams alarmed by health situation in central Kosovo

Press Release 6 Aug 1998
 
Book

Refugee Health: An Approach to Emergency Situations

13 Jun 1997
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