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An interactive educational exhibition about the global refugee crisis, presented by Doctors Without Borders

Washington, D.C.

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Visit Forced From Home in the shadow of the Washington Monument, just south of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and directly west of the National Mall.

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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, family friendly, fully accessible, and open to the public. School field trips are welcomeWalk-up any time between 9am and 5pm, or pre-register below to ensure your entry at a designated time.

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Oct 1st--9th daily from 9am--5pm

How to Get Here

Forced From Home is located between 14th and 15th Streets NW, and between Madison Drive NW and Jefferson Drive SW. The closest Metro is Smithsonian Station on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The DC Circulator makes regular stops nearby. Click here for more information.

101 14th Street W
(East of Washington Monument)
Washington, DC 20024
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Events in Washington, D.C.

  • Knight Studio at Newseum
    Webcast: Reporting from the Frontlines of the Global Refugee Crisis

    Webcast: Reporting from the Frontlines of the Global Refugee Crisis

    Washington, D.C.
    10.3.16 2:00pm (EST)
    Journalists, photojournalists, and Doctors Without Borders representatives will talk about telling the stories of people who’ve been forced from home in the largest displacement crisis the world has known since World War II. The panel will feature Deb Amos of NPR, photographer Brian Sokol, and Phil Zabriskie, editorial director of Doctors Without Borders USA.
  • National Geographic Grosvenor Auditorium
    Webcast: Migrant or Refugee? Central America's Migration Reality

    Webcast: Migrant or Refugee? Central America's Migration Reality

    Washington, D.C.
    10.6.16 7:30pm (EST)
    Join Doctors Without Borders executive director Jason Cone, Doctors Without Borders aid worker Sue Averill, and regional expert Mary Speck, for a discussion about the humanitarian crisis in Central America.

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.