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BostonTalks Investigates: Health Care for Refugee Women

At the end of 2015, a staggering number of people around the world—one out of every 113 people, to be exact—were estimated to be forcibly displaced from their homes. Half of these people, labeled asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons or refugees, are women, according to the United Nations. Join WGBH’s Beat the Press TV host, Emily Rooney and experienced Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers for a discussion about the unique and pressing health challenges facing displaced women. Learn how Doctors Without Borders provides family planning, obstetric care, and medical treatment for sexual violence to patients on the move or living in refugee camps—and how Doctors Without Borders offers mental health care, a crucial component of treatment for survivors of violence.

This talk is part of Doctors Without Borders’ new interactive outdoor exhibition, Forced From Home, shown on Boston’s Long Wharf between October 15-23, 2016. Tickets are free, but RSVP is required.