Médecins Sans Frontières and the European ‘Refugee Crisis’ - a focus on Calais

Refugee camp
Image (c) Stéphane Roques/MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will tonight join a host of speakers at a free event at Glasgow University to discuss the European refugee crisis, and in particular their work in Calais.

The medical humanitarian organisation MSF has been working in refugee settlements in Calais since the global refugee crisis came to a head last September.

 At a University of Glasgow symposium, MSF advisor Michael Neuman, will discuss the organisation’s operations in the Calais ‘jungle’, where it has been providing essential health care, shelter, and improving sanitation for around 6,000 people.

Other speakers will include Scottish Refugee Council’s Chief Executive John Wilkes, and photographer Alice Myers and activist Fuad Alakbarov who will reflect on their experiences of the Calais camps.

The event will be chaired by Professor John Briggs of (University of Glasgow Clerk of Senate, Vice-Principal, Refugee Champion and Convenor of Glasgow Centre for International Development) and Professor Alison Phipps OBE (Convenor of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network).

The free event on Tuesday 2 February, 5.30-7.30pm is nearly fully booked. To check availability and book a place, please visit Eventbrite.