Refugees & Migrants - Doctors of the World

Refugees & Migrants

What We Do


Million people displaced globally


Of refugees are children


Years, on average, spent in refugee camps

Fighting for those who have left everything behind

The global refugee crisis presents an enormous challenge for healthcare provision, and supporting vulnerable refugees and migrants is at the heart of our work. We believe migrants should have access to high-quality healthcare at every stage of their journey, regardless of their nationality, immigration status or reason for leaving their country.

Empowering Refugees & Migrants

We empower refugees and migrants to access medical and healthcare services in the US and internationally, advocate for national health systems to be more flexible and inclusive, and educate health professionals about how to engage effectively with migrant communities.

Building Healthcare Infrastructure

Healthcare facilities for the hundreds of thousands of people in refugee camps, in communities and on the move are often inadequate. Mental distress among refugees is particularly common due to the trauma of fleeing war, violence, and persecution, which is then further exacerbated by the stress of the journey.