Thursday, September 06, 2018

The Refugee Map

The Refugee Map is a well made mapped visualization of the movements of 18,469,990 refugees around the world. The map uses data from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to visualize what countries refugees have been forced to leave and the countries where they have settled.

The map uses two colors. Red to show the countries that refugees have left and blue to show countries where refugees have settled. The brighter the shade of red or blue then the more refugees have left the country or been given asylum. You can select individual countries on the map to view the total number of refugees who have left the country or been given asylum and what countries the refugees have left or moved to. You can reset the map to the global view by clicking in the sea on the map.

The Refugee Map was made using D3.js. The map was inspired and developed from Andy Barefoot's Responsive Interactive D3.js Map.

The UNHCR data on refugee movements has been mapped many times. You can view a number of other mapped visualizations of refugee movements in The Movement of Refugees Around the World.

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