Exodus: Stories of 21st Century migration

16 Dec 2014
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South Sudan

People have moved around the world for millennia. Many do so for only one reason: to find a better life.

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)'s new project, Exodus, takes an immersive look at the personal stories of migrants. We hear their reasons for leaving, as well as MSF's response to their needs in Syria, South Sudan and Mexico.

Syrian Exodus

More than three million people have been made refugees due to the conflict in Syria. This exodus of people happening in the heart of the Middle East has been a challenge for Syria’s neighbours. Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and to a lesser extent Egypt are the main countries hosting refugees from Syria.

We follow the stories of Salweh, Ahmed and Hassan, and chart the evolution of the ongoing conflict and how it has shaped their future. 

Read their stories

Displaced in South Sudan

Just over two years after South Sudan gained independence, an internal power struggle led to a catastrophic outbreak of violence. Thousands of families were forced to flee their homes as people dispersed across the new nation. Now, violence, malnutrition and epidemics are raging and the healthcare system is unable to address even basic medical needs.

To fill this void, MSF is providing medical care in camps across the country. In Exodus we hear from some of the many families in these desperate situations. 

Find out about MSF's work in South Sudan

Crossing Mexico

Danger lurks at every stage of the epic journey hundreds of thousands of Central Americans make each year to reach the USA. As they make their way through Mexico, chasing the American Dream, people are subjected to violence and robberies – the very problems they are fleeing at home.

In ‘Crossing Mexico’ we hear the stories of people making this journey and find out how MSF helps them to cope.

Read about this journey