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Doctors Without Borders Brings To Houston Exhibit On Global Refugee Crisis

‘Forced From Home’ presents virtual reality documentaries and testimonies from people that work with the organization

The group Doctors Without Borders is bringing to Houston an exhibit on the global refugee crisis this week, starting on Thursday.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), there were more than 65 million people who had been displaced by force as of last year.

The exhibit, which is titled ‘Forced From Home’, presents virtual reality documentaries set in Iraq, Sudan, Lebanon and other countries, as well as a photo display and first-hand accounts from people that work with Doctors Without Borders.

Texan Eric Pitts, who has been with the group since 2010, is one of the workers that are present at the exhibit.

He said Houston’s immigrant and refugee communities is one of the reasons they group has come to the Bayou City.

“Being here in Houston, we are able to reach a very large population, and it’s a population of people who have some understanding of the situation because of the make-up of the city,” Pitts noted.

The exhibit will be on display at Rice University this Thursday, March 29, and Friday, March 30, and then the University of Houston will host the last two days of the exhibit next Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3, in UH’s main campus.

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