Visualise helps Medicins Sans Frontieres highlight plight of refugees using Virtual Reality, By Eileen Brown

Doctors Without Borders Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has released a powerful film documenting the realities of the global refugee crisis, produced with VR studio Visualise.

London-based virtual reality production studio Visualise has partnered with Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to create 360 degrees virtual reality documentaries telling the individual story of 65.3 million people forcibly displaced worldwide.

MSF is an international, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters, and exclusion from health care.

“Forced From Home” will travel from New York to Washington D.C., Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia this Autumn.

This touring exhibit places the general public, from all over the US, in refugee camps, treacherous seas, and the lengthy and dangerous migratory routes, in which people uprooted by war or persecution find themselves today.

Guided by MSF aid workers, visitors will also have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from the field and view materials gathered from refugee camps, rescue missions, and emergency medical projects.

Its objective is to use VR to create an empathetic connection between the viewer and a refugee. It wants visitors to fully understand the trials and challenges of life as a migrant, displaced from their homes and the unique requirements of the lives of people on the move.

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