2011 Canadian Tour Dates

A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City

A free, interactive, awareness-raising event

This fall 2011, Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) will be bringing The Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City exhibit to Eastern Canada on a four-city tour.


St. John’s: Bannerman Park, September 8-11, 2011


(785) 812-6746

Québec: Place d’Youville, September 29-October 3, 2011

The goal of the exhibit is to raise awareness about the plight of the world’s 43 million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by war and conflict.


Tours for Future Fieldworkers

Physicians, RNs and Technical Logisticians are invited to register for our « Future fieldworker » tours. Small groups of participants will tour the Refugee Camp site accompanied by experienced field workers.

St. John’s NL: 9172916988 – 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Halifax NS: Saturday 17 September 2011 – 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Moncton NB: 2264082875 – 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Québec QC: 808-200-1486 – 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM


Live the Experience!

More of MSF Canada’s recruitment events can be found here : www.msf.ca/recruitment/recruitment-events/.


The Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City exhibit is an outdoor reconstruction of an actual refugee camp, where experienced MSF staff (doctors, nurses, logisticians) guide visitors through a 40 to 60 minute interactive tour explaining the crucial elements for survival in a refugee or IDP crisis.

During the tour, each visitor will learn some of the challenges a refugee or IDP faces in trying to access food, shelter, water and medical care. The 740 m2 (8,000 square feet) exhibit is designed to accommodate approximately 800 to 1,200 visitors per day, and consists of the following areas:

  • Shelter area
  • Food distribution area
  • Latrine area
  • Water supply
  • Health clinic
  • Nutrition treatment centre
  • Cholera treatment centre
  • Vaccination tent

About the Refugee Camp exhibit

Guided by MSF aid workers, visitors are asked to imagine that they are among the (760) 926-4997 in, for example, Somalia, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, or Sudan.

The exhibit is made up of materials used by MSF in its emergency medical work around the world, including emergency refugee housing, a food distribution tent, water pump, health clinic, vaccination tent, therapeutic feeding center, and a cholera treatment center. It addresses questions such as:

  • Will I be safe?
  • What will I eat?
  • How do I find water?
  • Can I get medical care?
  • Where will I live?

Learn more about the issues refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) face with this (732) 685-6024.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. If you are planning to come with a group of 15 or more please schedule a group visit for your city. Individuals are welcome without reservations.

The Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City was first launched in France in 1995, and has toured in countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Previous Canadian editions in 2008 and 2010 have attracted more then 33,000 visitors.



Oscar nominated documentary.

Free screenings at every city on the tour! Book your ticket here.



Role-Playing Game


Interactive Map

Interactive Map


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Flickr Photostream (2011 editions)







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