"As each day passes I can see a rapid and concerning deterioration in people’s mental state."
There are now 70.8 million forced from home around the world—more than at any time in modern history. These are people who have fled extreme dangers, whether to escape relentless bombing, an invading army, gang violence, or other life-threatening circumstances. Haider, from Iraq, shares why he fled from home. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provides medical care to refugees and displaced people all over the world. Our teams work in conflict zones where millions of people have been uprooted—including in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.