Day 3 - Do MSF Workers Live Inside Refugee Camps?

Saturday and Sunday, as schools are closed, a lot of families are visiting the camp, maybe in combination with a walk on the beach. I like to do tours with small groups, as there is more space to answer questions and more time for discussions.

A quite common question is whether we live inside the camp or somewhere else, and if we eat the same food as is distributed to the refugees.

Usually, we leave the camp before sunset and go back after sunrise. This is primarily a security measure. The camps are usually installed a minimum of 20 miles away from the border; nevertheless, no one can be sure the camp won't be infiltrated or even attacked during the night. In areas with unstable security conditions, the roads are closed and checkpoints are installed, so we would be trapped.