October 7 – 14, 2018  
Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm  
Weekends 10am – 6pm 


The entrance to the plaza at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is located off of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Enter Forced From Home on E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, opposite Embassy Suites. The main entrance for the parking garage is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Brevard St and Caldwell St. For directions, please click below.

400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
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Doctors Without Borders presents Forced From Home, a free interactive tour that takes you behind the headlines about the global refugee crisis. Guided by experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers, you’ll travel through a 10,000-square-foot space designed to convey the challenges facing a person forced to flee. You’ll also learn about the humanitarian aid we provide along the way.

Visitors experience virtual reality and 360˚ video, and interact with materials gathered from refugee camps, sea rescue missions, and emergency medical projects around the world.

Forced From Home tours are free, fully accessible, and take roughly one hour to complete. Families are welcome, however the content is best suited to children ages 12+.

Learn more at our Facebook page.

General Public
Walk up any time and join a guided tour:

Weekdays 9am – 1pm, 4pm –  8pm  

Weekends 10am – 6pm

School groups welcome
Forced From Home is a great field trip opportunity for students in grades 7-12. Tours are one hour long and are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am – 1pm. Organizers must coordinate with our team and register in advance.

Bringing a group of 10 or more?
Please complete our group registration form at least 48 hours prior to your visit and we will be in touch to arrange a tour time.

American Sign Language tour
We will be offering an American Sign Language (ASL) tour for the deaf and hard of hearing on Saturday, October 13, at 11am. There is no need to sign up for this free tour, just show up!

Become a Forced From Home volunteer
Forced From Home is a big event that requires lots of volunteers to help run it smoothly. To learn about the responsibilities and requirements, and to sign up, visit the volunteer page.

Have a question?
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, email or call 646-398-1909 (M-F 9am-5pm EST).


Medical Innovation on the Move: Finding New Ways to Aid Displaced People 
The Grumman Auditorium 
Chapel Hill, NC - Oct. 10, 2018

Join our moderated panel discussion about how humanitarian aid workers are finding new ways to deliver high-quality medical and mental health care to refugees and displaced people. Panelists will share stories from the field and explore creative ideas, methods, and devices with the potential to help people on the move.

Register here.

Forced From Home "Footsteps of a Fieldworker" Tour – Charlotte, NC - Oct. 14, 2018

The “Footsteps of a Fieldworker” tour is designed for medical and non-medical professionals interested in working with MSF in the field. Come learn how MSF field staff provide aid to refugees around the world. Find out who we need, register for this tour and bring your recruitment questions.

Read more here.

Recruitment Info Session - Charlotte, NC - Oct. 18, 2018

Every day, Doctors Without Borders aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe—treating those most in need regardless of political, religious, or economic interest. Whether an emergency involves armed conflicts or epidemics, malnutrition or natural disasters, MSF is committed to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis. On Thursday, October 18th, medical and non-medical professionals are invited to join us for an evening presentation to learn more about how you can join MSF’s pool of dedicated aid workers.

An aid worker and Field Human Resources Officer will discuss requirements and the application process, and you’ll meet experienced Doctors Without Borders aid workers from the area and hear their firsthand stories of “life in the field.”

The presentation will last 90 minutes, including Q&A. 

Register Here.