Refugee Camp in Piedmont Park

Experienced workers with Doctors Without Borders—the organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by wars, epidemics, disasters, and poor health care worldwide—are on-site in Atlanta to give tours of a refugee camp exhibit. The interactive display is made up of actual materials Doctors Without Borders uses to help wartime refugees. Aid workers lead tours through the exhibit, which includes a health clinic, vaccination tent, cholera treatment center, and samples of the high-energy biscuits used to combat malnutrition.

The exhibit is on display in The Meadow at Piedmont Park through October 1. The hours are daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Hopefully we’ll never see anything like this actually in use in Atlanta.

1 Comment so far

  1. Maggie (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    Atlanta is one of the US’ biggest refugee resettlement cities. There are several non-profits in refugee resettlement here, such as Refugee Family Services and The IRC.

    These agencies always need dedicated volunteers, and refugee camp survivors are some of the most amazing, strong people you will ever meet.

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