Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Mapping the Colombian Refugee Crisis

The decades long conflict in Colombia, involving guerrilla & paramilitary groups and armed drug gangs, has led to the displacement of around 5 million people. Colombian national newspaper El Tiempo has created a CartoDB powered map to show the destinations of Colombian refugees around the world.

Colombianos Refugiada allows you to view the destination countries of Colombian refugees by year of emigration. You can select the individual country markers on the map to view the number of Colombian refugees who emigrated to the chosen country in that year.

If you select the 'Rostros del desarraigo' option from the drop-down menu you can also watch videos and read about the experiences of a number of individual Colombian refugees now resident in other countries around the world.

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