Friday, August 03, 2018

Mapping the Global Refugee Crisis

Refugee Flow uses an interactive 3d globe to visualize the current migration crisis across the world. The site uses a number of different datasets and interactive visualizations to explore different aspects of the crisis that force millions of people to flee from their homes.

Refugee Crisis is divided into two main sections; Armed Conflicts and Migration Routes. The Armed Conflicts section visualizes the number of fatalities from conflicts around the world in order to better explain the conditions that force people to leave their homes. If you select any of the fatality markers on the map you can read more about the selected armed conflict and the number of fatalities involved.

The Migration Routes section maps out a number of migration routes around the world. If you select one of the migration routes you can view an overview of the route and why it has been used. An interactive map shows the locations and cause of migrant deaths experienced by refugees on the selected route.

The data used in Refugee Flow comes from a number of different sources. The conflict data used in the visualization comes from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project. The Asylum application data  comes from the UNHCR database. The migratory routes come from the IOM missing migrant database and the illegal border crossing data is sourced from the Frontrex database.

Refugee Flow was built using d3.js, WebGL, React and mode.js.

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