Aboard rickety boats and dangerously overfilled inflatable rafts, refugees undertaking the sea crossing to Europe must endure a perilous and anxiety-filled journey to find safety from war. After weeks, months, or even years of displacement, the moment of rescue at sea offers a first glimmer of hope for many – a much-needed relief from constant fear and uncertainty.
“You would immediately see the smiles on their faces,” says Christina Psarra, search and rescue coordinator for Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on the Aegean Sea. Unfortunately, this moment of joy is fleeting. Once they arrive at shore, many refugees end up in camps with unlivable conditions, their futures still in question.
Their search for safety is one of the stories we discuss in Forced From Home, a touring exhibition featuring stories from our field workers, as well as 360° video and virtual reality documentaries that show the realities of displacement around the world at: www.forcedfromhome.com
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