Countries have borders, people don’t!

SOLIDARITY FOR SURVIVAL is a dynamic new multi-medium exhibition to be presented by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Johannesburg in May and June of 2012. The exhibition forms part of a the Solidarity for Survival campaign, that runs until October 2012, activities of the campaign includes school workshops, community dialogues, mural paintings and more.

The Exhibition will be launched on 10 May 2012 at Rampart Rooms, Constitution Hill, No 1 Kotze Street, Johannesburg and is open to the public five days a week [Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 3.00pm]. The Exhibition will end with lots of activities on Youth day, 16 June 2012.

SOLIDARITY FOR SURVIVAL deals with the reasons why people flee their homes; how they come to South Africa as a matter of survival; and their experiences of migration, refugee rights, struggles to get access to health care, legal status and xenophobia in this.

SOLIDARITY FOR SURVIVAL focuses on four countries where MSF provides urgent medical care to vulnerable people in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

More than 43 million people the world over have been forcibly uprooted with no choice but to leave their homes because of violence, political instability and increasingly because of economic crisis and the collapse of basic services including health care.
In 2010 the number of asylum seekers globally increased by 28% and South Africa accounted for the single largest number of individual asylum claims at a staggering 207,000 according to the UNHCR.