We defined the following aims and objectives for the World Refugee Day 2018 campaign:

  1. To raise awareness of the challenges faced by refugees among medical students as well as general public.
  2. To create a more refugee-friendly society, by increasing knowledge and deconstructing myths about refugees.
  3. To empower members to carry out activities on the topic Refugees’ Health and Rights.
  4. To strengthen IFMSA through the creation of an open forum to discuss the role of medical students within the field of Refugees’ Health and Rights.
  5. To make IFMSA’s and the NMOs work regarding Refugees’ Health and Rights more visible.

IFMSA is also a part of the #WithRefugees Coalition by the UNHCR therefor our two main hashtags during this campaign will be #IFMSAstandsWithRefugees and #WRD2018 so make sure you use them in order to show your support. And make sure you check our the members of the coalition here.