Thursday, April 14, 2016
Escape Routes to Europe
The routes taken by refugees attempting to enter Europe have changed and adapted as European countries have changed their immigration laws and erected physical barriers to block the entry of refugees. German website taz.de has mapped the changing routes taken by refugees to reach and cross Europe since the beginning of 2014.
Escape Routes is a Leaflet powered map which uses a timeline to visualize how refugee routes into Europe have changed over time. As you progress through the timeline the map sidebar updates with information about the changing attitudes, laws and physical barriers erected by countries to block the movements of refugees (in German).
The map also updates to show the total number of refugees accepted by different European countries over time. The choropleth layer provides a snapshot of the number of refugees entering each country in the selected month.