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Migrant Lives at Risk: A Conversation with Doctors Without Borders - Calgary

There are more than 65 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes, the highest number since the Second World war. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) delivers humanitarian medical care to many of these people first-hand: to those who have been uprooted by war, are stuck in transit camps or have risked abuse at the hands of people smugglers. Our teams have witnessed the suffering and conflict that have led people to embark on these terrifying journeys - and the humanitarian consequences of the international community's failure to protect their rights and freedoms.

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Calgary on Tuesday, May 29 for a rare glimpse behind the front lines of this global crisis. In this panel discussion, MSF aid workers will share their first-hand experiences treating refugees and displaced people in various settings around the world. We will also explore the medical challenges people may face after resettlement in Canada.


Panelists will include Dominika Wanczyk, MSF nurse recently returned from MSF seach-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, Dr Gabriel Fabreau, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, and Grant Assenheimer, Deputy Executive Director, Doctors Without Borders Canada. 

University of Calgary Downtown Campus

906 8 Ave SW

Calgary, T2P 1H9


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