The free, traveling exhibition from Doctors Without Borders helps visitors better understand the experience that displaced people face when fleeing from war or persecution.
Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is hosting the free, interactive exhibit, “Forced from Home,” at the South Lake Union Discovery Center in Seattle from Oct. 2-8.
The traveling exhibition — visiting Seattle, Salt Lake City, Oakland and other cities — aims to help visitors better understand the challenges that more than 65 million displaced people experience while fleeing war or persecution.
The tours, guided by MSF aid workers, are given in a 10,000-square-foot outdoor space. Stops include a virtual-reality storytelling station, as well as a 360-degree video dome that shares scenes and perspectives of the global-refugee crisis.
MSF hopes the exhibit will raise greater public awareness about the migration crisis and the urgent medical needs of displaced people.
President Donald Trump recently signed a memorandum announcing the decision to limit the number of refugees in the United States to 45,000 during the 2018 fiscal year. The Associated Press reports the admission cap is the lowest one in decades, and that more than 84,000 refugees were brought to the U.S. during the 2016 fiscal year.