There are currently 65 million displaced people in the world – the highest number since the Second World War. The DISPLACED exhibition at the National Museum Zurich sheds light on the issue from different perspectives and presents typical biographies that show visitors the journeys endured by refugees. Director Mano Khalil, himself a refugee, illustrates in a video installation the various stages of these journeys into the unknown.
DISPLACED provides insight into Switzerland's activities and international aid and explains the international legal basis and the gaps in refugee protection. Visitors also learn how decisions in Switzerland's asylum process affect the futures of asylum seekers.
The exhibition is a joint project by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration (FCM), the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).