Exhibition at the AEFML “Against the Current. Refugees and the World”
Between 5 and 13 December, on the 01 floor of the main entrance of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, an exhibition was held about the greatest humanitarian and migratory crisis that has been known since the Second World War, the Refugee Crisis started in 2015.
The Students' Association presented this exhibition so that all who passed through the entrance hall of their School could see this reality closely and which, directly or indirectly, concerns not only future doctors but all citizens in the world. The goal was for everyone to observe, question, feel, and engage.
“In 2015, 65.3 million people, according to the UNHCR, were forced to abandon their houses, the comfort of their home, their family, their work, their country, and flee from a war that would end their lives and the lives of their loved ones if they did nothing, a war that they did not start and that seems to have no end. It turns out that the majority of refugees are received in countries such as Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iran, and Ethiopia, which do not have the capacity to provide them with the living conditions necessary for their well-being, so they live in extreme poverty. This is because other countries, particularly European countries, decided to turn their backs on what is happening, as if it did not concern them, build walls that prevent these people from entering their countries, create barriers based on fear and cowardice, contributing to unleash a cascade of violence, revolt and misery. "AEFML