Manhattan, NY

Battery Park City Esplanade
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Presented by Doctors Without Borders, Forced From Home is a free interactive exhibition designed to raise public awareness of the world’s 60 million refugees. With an experienced Doctors Without Borders aid worker as your guide, you’ll see, hear, and interact with  images, stories, and materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.During the one hour tour you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by those who have been forced from their homes, and the humanitarian solutions offered by Doctors Without Borders. Forced From Home is free, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcome.

Important registration information

Registering in advance ensures that you will be able to tour the exhibit at your preferred time. If the tour time slot you want is marked SOLD OUT, you can still come and join the “walk-up” line. There are seven tours each hour and we’ll keep spaces open in each for walk-up attendees.

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Battery Park City Esplanade

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September 23--27 daily 9am--5pm

How to Get Here

From within New York City, the E at Chambers Street, the R at Cortlandt Street, and the 4 or 5 at Fulton Street are the closest subway stops. Via bus, take the M20 to South End Avenue/Albany Street. From New Jersey take the PATH to World Trade Center.

Battery Park City Esplanade
New York, NY 10280
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Events in Manhattan, NY

  • Tishman Auditorium
    What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis

    Panel: What We See: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis

    Manhattan, NY
    September 13 7:30 p.m.
    Join Doctors Without Borders USA executive director Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders aid workers, and the Mayor's Commissioner for Immigrant Affairs for a discussion about Forced From Home, the global refugee crisis, and its impact in New York City.
  • The Great Hall, Cooper Union
    The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian Needs and International Policy

    The Global Refugee Crisis: Humanitarian Needs and International Policy

    Manhattan, NY
    September 21 7:30 p.m.
    Moderated by journalist Ann Curry, this panel discussion is held in conjunction with the Forced From Home exhibition. Doctors Without Borders USA executive director Jason Cone will be joined by the UN Special Adviser to the UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants, and International Rescue Committee for this high-level discussion about the global refugee crisis.
  • Doctors Without Borders Office
    Recruitment Information Session

    Recruitment Information Session

    Manhattan, NY
    September 29 7:00-8:30pm
    On Thursday, September 29th, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to attend an evening presentation to learn more about joining Doctors Without Borders’ pool of dedicated aid workers.

Teachers: Bring Your Class

Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Students will meet experienced aid workers who will lead them on a tour of the exhibition that include a variety of hands-on and immersive experiences. For more information about bringing your students to the exhibition, click here.